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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

As women, we tend to have a mindset to “brush things off” that aren’t normal. Usually this is because the topic can be uncomfortable to talk about. But as your gynecologist, I’m here to break the taboo. It’s time for us to start discussing the things that make you uneasy. This includes conditions that can…

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Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

We all know periods can be a pain. Literally and figuratively speaking. Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, is one of the most common problems amongst all women. That’s right, you’re not alone girlfriend! For most females, dysmenorrhea starts within four to five years of their first period. The good news? Painful periods become less…

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Infertility

When couples decide they’re ready to start having children they usually expect them right away. It’s understandable! Trying for a baby is an exciting new step for couples. While some couples get pregnant within the first six months to a year, this isn’t the case for everyone. In fact, many couples face complications with infertility.…

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Emergency Contraception

Accidents happen. Trust me, I’m a gynecologist — I know these things! Let’s think about it… How many times have you forgotten to take your birth control medication?! Probably more than you’re willing to admit. Then there’s those moments where the condom breaks during sexual intercourse or the withdrawal method doesn’t quite go as planned.…

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What is Perimenopause?

Hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness… It’s probably just menopause, right?  Wrong! Menopause starts one year after your last period. And unfortunately, most of the primary symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, insomnia, etc.) happen BEFORE you have your last period. What we have going on here is the…

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Vaginal Atrophy

Life really does fly by. One day you’re in your 30s and thriving. The next thing you know you’re in your 50s, still thriving but experiencing some menopausal changes. Along with new life stages come a slew of “differents” that you may not be sure how to adapt with. It takes time. As women our…

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Abnormal Menstruation (Periods)

As women, we’re pretty aware of that “time of the month” – also referred to as menstruation (period). Just like we’re all different in our own beautiful ways, so are our menstrual cycles. Most periods tend to last anywhere from four to seven days and occur about every 28 days. However, it’s normal for a…

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Telemedicine for RV’ers

Life on the open road is exciting! Really… who doesn’t love the idea of packing up the RV and heading to a remote area to get some rest and relaxation for awhile (or for years)? A dream come true! As with all things, there are a few downsides to RVing. At least when it comes…

The Withdrawal (Pull-Out) Method

Covid-19 has a lot of us spending more time at home with our partner than probably ever before. More time together means more opportunities to get frisky, right?! And this is definitely a good thing.  But with everything going on, it’s not as easy to get contraception.  If you’re running low on condoms or don’t…

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Did you know that urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body? How about the fact that they are the reason behind over 8 million visits to the doctor each year?! If you haven’t experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI), chances are someone you know has and they’ll probably…