You know that gynecologists are specialists in women’s health, but what warrants a visit? In other words, when should you see your gynecologist rather than your regular physician besides during pregnancy? Here are some tips to help you decide.
Unless you or someone you know has urinary incontinence, you’ve probably never heard of the term urodynamics. It’s a common phrase used by urologists and gynecologists alike. Urodynamics simply refers to a series of tests that assess how well a person’s bladder and urethra are working.
Some health topics are hard to talk about—even to a doctor, it seems. Urinary incontinence is one of them, even though it is common among women in their later years. Despite feeling embarrassed, there are easy solutions for this uneasy ailment.
There are five different gynecologic cancers, and each is unique with different signs and symptoms. Since there is not a reliable screening test for most gynecologic cancers, knowing the signs and getting an annual exam are your best defenses.
Ovarian cancer is one of those sneaky cancers—it doesn’t give a lot of signs that it’s around. That’s why annual check ups are so important for women.
Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast cancer, there isn’t one clear option.
When you receive a mammogram, you want to know that your results provide the clearest picture possible. 3D technology has many advantages over its standard counterparts. The speed and image quality are both much better than standard mammography.
With a lot of focus on cancer in the media, it’s easy to forget about the number one threat to women: heart disease.
Getting diagnosed with breast cancer—any cancer—is scary. It’s hard to avoid thoughts of ‘what if,’ especially when there is a lag between diagnostic appointments or procedures. Yet breast cancer is survivable for many, and getting regular check ups increases those odds tremendously. Early detection often means early stage—and early stage means treatable.
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