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Top Reasons Women Have a Hysterectomy

Every year, roughly 500,000 women in the United States have their uterus, cervix, and/or ovaries surgically removed, either for reasons of necessity or to improve their quality of life. In fact, 1 out of every 3 women have had a hysterectomy by the time they reach 60. A hysterectomy is the top major surgery performed on women in the United States, outside of those directly related to pregnancy...
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What are IUDs and How Do They Work?

IUDs, or Intrauterine Devices, are the busy and forgetful woman’s best friend. They allow women to live in a world completely free from daily birth control alarms and the anxiety that can come with forgetting to take the pill. These little miracles come in flexible, T-shaped plastic or copper contraptions that deliver safe and effective birth control, and can last up to ten years. There are...
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The 101 of Breast Cancer Screenings

At some point in time, all women should think about getting their breasts screened for possible tumors and cancers before symptoms appear. This will help to prevent the disease from advancing to the point that it could be fatal. Thinking about getting breast cancer is a very scary and real possibility for most women, but delaying or avoiding getting screened because of anxiety won’t help...
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Top Management Tips for Perimenopause Symptoms

Menopause is something all women will face once we reach midlife, and for many, the hormone fluctuations associated with menopause can wreak havoc on our mental, emotional and physical well-being before we even reach menopause. Pre-menopause or Perimenopause has no strict medical definition; however, it generally refers to the time before menopause when women start to develop symptoms that their...
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What Does An Abnormal Pap Smear Mean?

A Pap smear is a procedure performed during a well-woman exam that is normally performed annually and given by your gynecologist doctor.  The purpose of a pap smear is to collect cells from the cervix that are sent off for testing that detects any abnormalities in cells.  When pap smear results come back as “abnormal” the gynecologist will require you to schedule a follow-up examination of...
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Cool Springs OB/GYN | Benefits of Having Routine Breast Exams

Benefits of Routine Breast Exams & Breast Cancer Screenings Women’s health is an extremely important subject for people everywhere. Many different facets go into health for women, too. Sexual health is one. Reproductive health is yet another.  If you’re a woman who wants to maintain strong healthy for life, you need to visit a trustworthy OB/GYN on a regular basis.  Routine...
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