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The Correlation Between Sugary Beverage Intake and An Increased Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Female Patients

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The increased incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer occurred simultaneously with considerably increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (drinks with added sugar) in the US from 1977 – 2001.

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Am I at Risk for Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is when the tissues and muscles of the pelvic floor begin to break down, resulting in the pelvic organs dropping out of position (prolapse).

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Perimenopause: The Beginning of The Menopause Journey

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Menopause doesn’t begin until a full year after menstrual cycles cease. In the interim, patients experience perimenopause where their body is essentially winding down hormonally.

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How Can I Tell If I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

To confirm the presence of urinary tract infection (UTI), a urine sample must be provided for a lab test. If a patient suspects they have a UTI, it’s always best to contact their health care provider to go over the next steps.

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Diagnosis & Management of Painful Periods (Primary dysmenorrhea)

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Painful menstruation, with the absence of an identifiable cause, is defined as primary dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecologic complaint, characterized by abdominal pain (cramps) during menstruation. This condition affects 50% – 90% of women.

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The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

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Menstruation starts with the first day of the period and ends with the start of the next period.

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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 3/3

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In the first part of this series, we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV) & last week we went over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV. In the final part of this series, we will review how to develop a safety plan, community response, and other considerations.

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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 2/3

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Last week we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV.) This week we will be going over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV.

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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 1/3

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The identification of IPV victims must become part of routine medical care performed by obstetricians and gynecologists. Among many factors, IPV is not spoken about during routine exams for all women seeking obstetric or gynecological care because there is a lack of education among practitioners as well as societal misconceptions regarding IPV that medical practitioners aren’t immune from.

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Irregular Cycles: What’s Normal vs What’s Concerning

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Some ladies have noticed that their menstrual cycle has been irregular and their body has felt a little off since the beginning of the pandemic. In this blog post, we’ll be going over what’s normal and what’s potentially concerning, along with the potential causes of irregular menstrual cycles.

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