preparing teens for the first OB visit

9 Tips For Handling An Annual Gynecological Exam

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For some women, an annual gynecological exam is a anxiety-inducing experience. However, it is important that you do not miss your exam because it is one of the tools your doctor uses in the early detection of health conditions. If you have an exam coming up, here are some ways you can prepare for it so that you get the most out of it and feel more comfortable.  Choose the right time for the exam.…

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What Happens When You Stop Hormone Treatment Therapy For Menopause

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Menopause can be a frustrating time in the life of any woman because she might experience a range of unpleasant symptoms, including hot flashes, bloating, a decrease in metabolism, mood swings, breast tenderness, and reduced short-term memory function. In order to deal with these symptoms, some women opt to start a hormone therapy treatment program where their bodies are supplied with necessary hormones so that they can maintain normal levels throughout menopause, rather than experience the normal decline.…

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Preparing For A Pap Smear

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A pap smear is recommended for women every few years (or more, for those who have had abnormal pap smear results in the past); the purpose of a pap smear is to test for any abnormal cells that could indicate anything from a sexually transmitted infection to cervical cancer. If you’re going to have a pap smear done in the near future, there are a few things you should and shouldn’t do in preparation for your appointment.…

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