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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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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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Are My Birth Control Symptoms Normal?

For some women, even though they enjoy the benefits of birth control, they may also experience some unexpected side effects. These side effects can range in intensity from one women to another, and they don’t always have enough of an impact to warrant changing your form of birth control. Some common side effects of birth

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