Questions About Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »
Pap Papanicolaou Smear - Cervical Cancer Screening
A Pap test short for Papanicolaou test is a test done during a cervical or vaginal examination. Results from the Pap test can either be normal or they can show other results. ... read more »
Introduction to Cervical Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors
Cervical cancer is a result of abnormal cell growth on the cervix. Fortunately, cervical cancer can often be cured if it is detected early. ... read more »
Cervical Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging
Women can greatly reduce their risk of cervical cancer by having routine Pap smears performed by their gynecologist. A pap smear is a basic test that is used to examine cervical cells. ... read more »
Recommended Screening Tests for STDs
Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »
Should I Skip This Medical Appointment During COVID?
Never before living in a reality where a simple trip to see family or a ride on the subway has become a health hazard, our new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic is a jumbled mix of restrictions. We are finding new ways of doing simple tasks, albeit mixed with a lot of fear surrounding it all. ... read more »
Gel Application to Reduce Pain During PAP Smear
Insertion of the speculum during a PAP smear examination can be painful for some women. The fear of this pain may be enough to keep women from scheduling an annual examination. ... read more »
What Happens During Contraception Counseling?
During a contraception visit the doctor will examine you, check for STDs and discuss risks and benefts of contraception. ... read more »
DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic form of estrogen, a female hormone. There is some evidence that the risk of tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, miscarriage, and premature delivery is increased for a DES-exposed daughter. ... read more »
Cervix Nabothian Cyst
Cervical or nabothian cervix cysts are small fluid filled bumps on the cervix which are more often than not normal. ... read more »
Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
In March 2012 new recommendations for cervical cancer screening have been released by two separate groups: the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and a multidisciplinary partnership among the American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/American Society for Clinical Pathology (ACS/ASCCP/ASCP). ... read more »
Can a Pap Smear Induce a Miscarriage or Spontaneous Abortion?
Can a Pap smear induce a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion? ... read more »
High-Risk Teens and the Papanicolaou Test
Current standards suggest testing for cervical cancer starting at age 21, but researchers believe there could be an unrealized need for testing earlier in high-risk teen populations. ... read more »
Pap v. HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Testing
The death rate of cervical cancer dropped dramatically, by approximately 74%, after the introduction of the Pap test in the 1940s. ... read more »
What is Colposcopy and Why is it Used?
A colposcopy procedure is performed by your healthcare provider as a tool to evaluate your cervix, vagina and/or vulva for abnormal findings. ... read more »
Treatment for Cervical Disease May Not Impact Preterm Birth
Previous studies have reported a nearly 6% increase in the risk of preterm birth for women treated for cervical diseases. New research published in the British Medical Journal claims just the opposite. ... read more »