Posts From September, 2014

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Could This Be the End of Pap Smears?

Let’s face it. As necessary as a pap smear may be, most patients will agree that the current test for human papillomavirus (HPV) is not their favorite activity. Many women may wish to opt out of a traditional pap smear, but is there a choice? Recently reported in the British Medical Journal, a study of… Read More »


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Hormonal Contraception Vs. Barrier Contraception – Knowing The Difference

Hormonal contraception, as the name implies, is a type of medication. Birth control pills are the most popular, but there are also shots and patches. Barrier contraception, on the other hand, stops semen from reaching its intended destination. Condoms and IUDs (intra-uterine devices) are both barrier forms of contraception. Hormonal contraception is often easier to… Read More »


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Endometriosis – Symptoms and Treatments

Endometriosis is a disorder resulting from the uterine lining growing outside the uterus where it has no way to break down and bleed out with each menstrual cycle. Cysts often form on the ovaries and act as an irritant, producing scar tissue and even adhesions that bind organs together. For example, the uterus can become… Read More »


The Benefits Of DaVinci Robot Surgery

There are times when non-invasive procedures and medication cannot relieve the symptoms associated with gynecological problems, and surgery is the only effective form of treatment available. Some of these gynecological conditions include uterine and cervical cancer, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, menorrhagia or excessive bleeding, and uterine fibroids. In the past, when surgeons had to perform a hysterectomy… Read More »