Author: Atlanta Women's Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

What To Expect When Changing Birth Control Methods

Every prescription medication we take has side effects, and some of those side effects can be unpleasant. The same goes for birth control. If you find your current birth control pills are causing troublesome side effects, you can talk to Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology about changing methods. Here’s what to expect when changing birth control methods.

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Is My Pelvic Pain Due To A Gynecologic Condition?

Is my pelvic pain due to a gynecologic condition? If you are asking this question, it is time to find answers. When you have the pain and other gynecologic symptoms, it’s always best to talk with a gynecologist like Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology to get answers and discover the cause.

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Why Your Yeast Infection Should Be Evaluated By Your OBGYN

As most ladies know, yeast infections are quite common. You know you have one when you suddenly get that burning sensation when urinating and a discharge develops. You’ve had recurring bouts that you have successfully treated at home, so what might be some reasons why your yeast infection should be evaluated by your OBGYN?

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Who Should Get STD Tests And How Often?

If you are sexually active, you should get STD tests. It is an essential part of your overall health. How often you should be tested is dependent on your current and past sexual situation. Let’s find out what experts say about who should get STD tests and how often.

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Is It Normal To Have Extremely Painful Period Cramps?

Is it normal to have extremely painful period cramps? What exactly is normal? Over half of women have some type of painful cramps prior to and during their period. Some women just deal with it, others need medication to work through their time of the month, and then there are some women who experience severe cramping. When does normal shift into abnormal?

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COVID-19 Vaccination’s Impact On Mammogram Results

 Male nurse or doctor in medical face mask giving flu injection to female patient during seasonal immunization campaign at health centerPeople who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can have swelling in the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) in the underarm near where they got the vaccination.

This swelling is a normal sign that your body is building protection against COVID-19. However, it is possible that this swelling could cause a false reading on a mammogram. For this reason, AWOG physicians recommend getting your mammogram before being vaccinated or rescheduling your mammogram four to six weeks after getting your vaccine.

For more information visit the link to read about the CDC’s guidelines www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/other-procedures.html or call our office at (404) 352-3616.