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10 Tips to Help Women Have a Healthy Summer

Self-care during the summer is just as important as during the cooler months. A lot of self-care simply involves being aware of what your body is telling you it needs and being proactive when it comes to changes or symptoms. It’s easy to dismiss the latter, and even easier to hope an issue will go

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May Is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia is a very serious pregnancy condition that requires immediate medical care. If you have questions or concerns about preeclampsia, please contact your PGOMG provider immediately. If symptoms develop, please seek emergency medical care first. What are the symptoms of preeclampsia? High blood pressure Urine tests positive for protein Swollen legs and feet Fatigue Blurred

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Five Important Benefits of Attending Your Annual Well Woman Exam

Attending an annual well woman exam is an essential part of your to-do list, but some women choose to skip their yearly appointment, believing that without symptoms, questions or concerns, there is no need to see their gynecologist. This is a misconception and demonstrates a misunderstanding of the purpose that annual well woman exams serve.

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What to Do If You Think You’re Having a Miscarriage

If you suspect that you are having a miscarriage, there are steps you will want to take right away. The choice of visiting the nearest emergency room or your obstetrician’s office comes down to the symptoms you are experiencing. When to visit the emergency room If you experience… Heavy bleeding Clotting Dizziness Fainting When to

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How to Tell When You Have a UTI

Do you think you have a urinary tract infection (UTI)? UTIs are very common bladder infections, but they are especially frequent in women. UTIs are treatable, but a visit to your provider is required in order to determine a proper diagnosis and course of treatment. If you think you may have a UTI, please review

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Human Error and Birth Control: What Are My Options?

When faced with the decision on which type of contraception is best for them, women are often asked to consider their lifestyle and family planning goals. A form of contraception that suits one patient well may not suit another, which is why it’s so important to be honest with your PGOMG provider about your expectations.

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Why Do I Have Urine Leakage?

Urinary incontinence, or inadvertent urine leakage, can occur in women across a wide age range. Most commonly, women experience leakage during times in which weakened pelvic muscles are most expected, such as post-childbirth or during menopause. For some, the condition can arrive with seemingly no cause. Urinary incontinence is responsible for a lower quality of

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Five Symptoms That Warrant a Visit to Your Gynecologist

Are you considering a visit to PGOMG? Often, patients will contact our office with questions about whether an appointment is required to assess a symptom they’re experiencing. They are hoping we’ll say no, and that the issue will resolve itself in a few days. And sometimes that is the case. More often than not, however,

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PCOS 101: Symptoms, Treatment and What You Need to Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the presence of small cysts on women’s ovaries that cause a hormonal imbalance, which can impact menstruation and fertility. Many women with PCOS blame their symptoms on difficult periods, and can remain unaware of the condition until symptoms increase in severity or the condition impacts family planning. What are the

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Can I Lower My Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

Fortunately, the rate of diagnosis for ovarian cancer has fallen (albeit slowly) for the past two decades. This is excellent news, and progress should be acknowledged, but for the more than 22,400 women who will receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2017, there is certainly still room for improvement. Even more, 14,000 of those women

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