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10 Gynecological Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

The temptation to will away an awkward or uncomfortable gynecological symptom is understandable, but never advisable. Many lingering medical issues can be treated effectively after a trip to your provider, and this is especially true for gynecological issues. At PGOMG, we understand that taking time away from school or work to see your gynecologist may

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How to Find Out If Your Period Isn’t Normal

Concerns about whether a period is or isn’t normal are incredibly common among menstruating women. Because the experience of having a period can vary so widely from month to month and from woman to woman, the qualifications of having a so-called “normal period” are not often viewed as universal. Then length of your period, heaviness

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The Signs of a First Period and How to Talk about It

How much a woman knows about her first period – or how much her daughter knows about her first period — depends on a few different influences. Women learn so much from friends and family from childhood on, but they can also learn about periods, menstruation and puberty from programs and classes in school. For

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Spotting Between Periods? Three Reasons Why It Could Happen

The average period occurs every 28 days, lasting anywhere between four and seven days. However, for some women, the time between periods may be a few days to a week longer, and the duration of their period may be a few days longer or shorter. It’s important to note that menstruation varies from woman to

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Fertility for Your Future: Fertility Care in Your 20’s and Early 30’s

For women who are not yet ready to build a family, thinking about and taking care of your fertility are probably not top priority. When you’re in your 20’s and early 30’s, it’s easy to assume that when you want to get pregnant, you’ll be able to do so without issue. In fact, many women

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3 Reasons for Painful, Severe Periods

How much period pain is too much? Women are used to living with the pain and discomfort that comes with their periods. We expect cramping, bloating, fatigue, and maybe even nausea and an upset stomach. We all have our list of PMS symptoms that we anticipate for a few days each month, and we are

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3 Important Questions to Ask During Your Annual Well Woman Exam

An annual well woman exam with PGOMG should be an essential part of a woman’s overall health regimen each year. Annual exams are often the only opportunity your gynecologist has to check your gynecological, sexual and reproductive health. Many patients put off scheduling an annual well woman exam, reasoning that the visit may be awkward

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Kick Menstrual Cramps to the Curb: 3 Game-changing Tips

Perhaps one of the most common symptoms of PMS is the menstrual cramp. Menstrual cramps can vary in intensity from woman to woman, with some women finding cramps uncomfortable, but unchanging to their daily routine. For others, cramping during or before their period can be so severe, they miss school or work. If you find

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Menstruation 101: Your #1 FAQ Guide to Your Period

At PGOMG, we’ve found that women of all ages have questions about menstruation. These questions often include: “Is this normal?”, “Should this happen?” and “What can I do?”, especially with regard to conditions in which the “normal” experience of having your period transitions into another medical condition – one that you may not even know

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: Stop “Putting Up” With It

Also known as Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) or Menorrhagia, heavy menstrual bleeding is a very common issue that pre-menopausal women experience. If you find that a heavy period is disrupting your daily routine – such as preventing you from attending classes or work, this level of menstrual bleeding is not normal, and shouldn’t be ignored

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