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Questions to Ask Your OB GYN During Pregnancy

When you become pregnant, trips to your OB GYN are going to become more frequent. Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fifth, chances are you will have some questions to ask your OB GYN.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions women have about their pregnancy. What medications are safe for me to use?  Some of the medications you take regularly might not be safe for your...
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The Different Types of Hysterectomies

Many patients are often unaware that there are different ways of types of hysterectomies, and different procedures in which a hysterectomy can be performed. Types of Hysterectomies Total Hysterectomy A total hysterectomy (also referred to as a complete hysterectomy) is when the uterus and the cervix are both removed. Some women may require a total hysterectomy because of chronic pain or...
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Differences Between Hormone Replacement and Bioequivalent Hormone Replacement Therapies

The differences between hormone replacement and bioequivalent hormone replacement therapies is one of the most commonly asked questions in regards to hormone therapy, and for good reason. Just like any other hormone, both traditional and bio-equivalent (also referred to as bio-identical) hormones can have a huge impact on your mind and body, affecting how you feel mentally, physically, and...
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What is Hormone Replacement Therapy and Who Needs It?

For many women, the onset of menopause can come with a whole host of issues. Symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, vaginal dryness, and frequent urination, to name a few. While this is a normal part of aging, it can truly seem torturous for women going through it. To help women treat some of these menopause symptoms, qualified physicians can...
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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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