Painful Periods

Painful Periods

Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)⠀ Are you missing school, work or any other life event over your period? Definitions:⠀ ➼Primary dysmenorrhea – pain that comes from having a menstrual period, or “menstrual cramps.” This often begins with 6–12 months after the...
Let’s STOP the Stigma Around HPV

Let’s STOP the Stigma Around HPV

𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 (𝐇𝐏𝐕) An estimated 𝟖𝟎% of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their lives. 𝘏𝘗𝘝 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. There are over 100 types of HPV. It is possible to be infected and have no symptoms. There is...
Vaginal Discharge and Odor

Vaginal Discharge and Odor

Vaginal Discharge and Odor Yes, it is normal to have vaginal discharge and a certain amount of vaginal odor is normal. The vagina begins making discharge during puberty. Normal vaginal discharge is clear to white and does not have a noticeable odor.  A change in...
Do I need an annual gynecology exam?

Do I need an annual gynecology exam?

“Do I need to have a yearly exam if Pap smear screening is only every 3 to 5 years now?” The answer, yes! Your annual well woman exam is much more than cervical cancer screening. A full physical exam, including breast and pelvic is done, in addition to any screening...