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Gynecologists Now Treating Men: Pelvic Pain

You read that right—but what’s the deal with your man and the gyno? When you’re in the waiting room, flipping through copies of People and Elle and preparing yourself for the check-up that no woman particularly enjoys, the last thing you’d expect is to see men waiting on either side of you. With a new […]

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Pelvic Reconstruction

When things fall out of place, sometimes they just need a little bit of help getting back. Those words can seem scary: pelvic reconstruction? Pelvic organ prolapse? What do they even mean? There’s no reason to panic: while the words may seem scary, it’s just a way of saying that your abdominal muscles were weakened […]

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Common STD Symptoms

Don’t be embarrassed: millions of people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) each year within the United States. You probably are not the first—nor the last—person to ask your doctor what to do next. After a slight moment of honesty, there’s good news: most STDs are curable, and all of them are treatable when cared […]

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Birth Control Side Effects: When Enough is Enough

Birth control got you down? You don’t want children just yet, but you don’t want to be stuck with cramps and vomiting, either. Enter: birth control. After a long, laborious process of choosing the method that best fits your lifestyle and needs, you’re content to think it’s going to be puppies and kittens from now […]

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Advanced energy systems for laparoscopic gynecology procedures

Multifunctional technology yields reliable outcomes, enhances patient safety, and increases procedure efficiency This supplement was supported by a grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Energy-based surgical devices, such as the Harmonic ACE® and ENSEAL®, allow surgeons to cut and coagulate with increased efficiency. However, the strengths and weaknesses of each device have not been debated. In […]

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A New Kind of Resolution for 2013: Stay Informed About Your Health

Cervical cancer is, like all diseases, something you should watch for year-round. But a new year and a new season mean a fresh start – and a renewal of resolutions we’ve made and not kept in past years. Everyone at Walnut Hill will tell you that one of the best promises you can make is one to yourself: a promise to maintain and pay attention to your gynecological health.

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Ovarian Cancer Prevention: It’s All About Awareness

Ovarian cancer is sneaky. Its first symptoms are easily mistaken for common gastro-intestinal problems, and it’s hard to diagnose with tests until its middle stages. The best method of prevention is increasing awareness of the disease so that women are able to recognize symptoms and risk factors and seek a doctor’s advice early on.

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Woman stays in the game with minimally invasive OBGYN procedure

Karen Pharis’ active lifestyle became noticeably restricted 18 months ago. The 45-year-old lost her stamina for rigorous tennis, nor was she able to prepare patients for surgery in her job as a nurse. “For two days out of every month my activities were interrupted,” she says. “The bleeding was an inconvenience but more than that, […]

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A Balanced Look at the Menstrual Cycle

Some young women feel it coming days before they get it. Others are hardly aware they have it. Friends who compare notes about their periods will probably find that menstruation–the monthly shedding of the lining of the uterus, or womb-affects each of them a little differently, both physically and emotionally. “The menstrual cycle has its […]

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Chlamydial Infection


What is Chlamydia? Chlamydial (“kla-mid-ee-uhl”) infection is one of the leading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States today. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4 million new cases occur each year. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious complication of chlamydial infection, has emerged as a major cause […]

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woman at a gynecologist office

Chancroid occurs continuously in some areas of the United States and in discrete outbreaks in other areas. Chancroid is usually present for HIV transmission to occur. High rates of HIV infection among patients who have chancroid have been reported in the United States and other countries. An estimated 10% of patients who have chancroid could […]

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Bacterial Vaginosis

bacterial vaginosis

Vaginitis is usually characterized by a vaginal discharge or by vulvar itching and irritation; a vaginal odor may be present. The three diseases most frequently associated with vaginal discharge are trichomoniasis (caused by T. vaginalis), Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) (caused by a replacement of the normal vaginal flora by an overgrowth of anaerobic microorganisms and Gardnerella […]

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