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Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

What is a “Well-Woman Exam?”

Q:  What is a Well-Woman Exam? A:  A “well-woman” exam is the name given to the annual appointment with your physician.  The purpose of this appointment is to serve as preventive care and to establish regular care appointments and a good

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations

HPV Screening Recommendations

The American College of Physicians recommends that women age 30-65 get a HPV test every 5 years (1).  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus– it is a virus that is transmitted from person to person and can range in severity.  Surprisingly,

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions

Changes in Pap Smear Recommendations; Annual Exams Still Necessary

In 2014 the American College of Physicians changed their recommendations on cervical cancer screenings, commonly known as the pap smear.  The pap smear involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix and testing for abnormal cells that are cancerous

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Procedures, Resources

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