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Teen Education: Part Two

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Important medical conversations, how to know what’s normal, what to expect for the first visit, and STI testing.     Last week, we discussed the importance of the first gynecological visit, why the visit is important, and how to Read

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Teen Education: Part One

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The first gynecological visit, why the visit is important, and how to choose a healthcare provider.     For many parents of young women, the question of when their teen needs to start seeing a gynecologist can spark uncertainty. As

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The First Signs of Endometriosis in Young Women: Part Two

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  Last week we discussed diagnosing endometriosis in young women. This week we will discuss the causes and treatments of endometriosis.  What causes endometriosis? The medical community doesn’t have an answer as to what causes endometriosis, Read More…

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The First Signs of Endometriosis in Young Women: Part One

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    What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when tissue from the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. The tissue can spread to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer lining Read More…

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The Importance of a Symptom Journal

A symptom journal can be one of the most important things you bring with you to a doctor’s appointment.  Whether it’s with your gynecologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or general family doctor, a symptom journal helps you keep track of small details

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Preparing Your Daughter for College Health Care

This might seem like kind of an odd blog, but I think it could be helpful.  I’d like to take a moment to talk about preparing your daughter for continued OB/GYN care when she is away at college and doesn’t

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The ENPOWR Project Teaches Endometriosis Awareness

In 2016 EndoFound (The Endometriosis Foundation of America) began a new community-based outreach program called The ENPOWR Project (ENdometriosis:  Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) that “raises awareness and promotes treatment-seeking behavior” Read More…

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

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Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

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Tracking Your Symptoms: A Symptom Diary for Teens

Specifics about symptoms are incredibly valuable to me and my staff– if you feel like something is wrong start a symptom diary. The timing and grouping of gynecological symptoms can help us point to a specific condition or give us incredible

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