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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

Every year, thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 21,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease in 2020. Although it’s not the most common gynecological cancer, ovarian cancer is considered to be the deadliest; it’s estimated that approximately 64% of the cases

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Endometriosis Awareness Month: Myths and Facts About Endometriosis

Approximately 11% of women in the United States have endometriosis, a reproductive condition in which tissue from the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the womb. This condition is often painful and has been linked to fertility problems. In spite of its prevalence, the condition is notorious for being plagued by myths and misconceptions, making it difficult

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Three Ways to Feel More Relaxed During an Annual Exam

Getting an annual pelvic exam can understandably make many women feel anxious. Between the anticipation of physical pain, harsh lighting, a cold room, and an awkward paper gown, the process doesn’t exactly inspire a feeling of comfort. However, your annual well-woman exam is crucial for achieving optimal health. Not only will it help you in

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Three Reasons to Never Skip an Annual Well Woman Exam

It can be tempting to skip an annual well woman exam, especially if you are not experiencing any symptoms that you need to discuss with your provider or don’t have a need to start or change a method of birth control. We understand that attending one of these visits means taking time away from normal

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Three Ways to Make Gynecological Appointments Easier

Scheduling your annual well woman exam with your PGOMG provider is very important. Annual exams serve as preventive healthcare, meaning that the appointment is an opportunity for your physician to determine if there are any current or potential issues, like cervical and breast cancer. Despite the clear benefits, many women choose to skip their annual

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How to Maintain a Healthy Vaginal pH

The internet — and likely the magazines in the supermarket checkout line — are full of tips to help you achieve and maintain a healthy vaginal pH. Eat yogurt. Douche with vinegar and water. There’s lots of free advice out there, but how do you know what’s safe and what’s harmful? Your vaginal pH is

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Taking Care of Your Sexual Health

Most of the time, taking care of your sexual health comes down to commonsense decisions that need to be made during every sexual encounter. Using protection and contraception (and doing so properly) is essential, but unfortunately there are many misconceptions about which protection protects against what and how contraception really works. Your PGOMG provider is

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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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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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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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