We’ve all been there. We know it’s time for our annual gynecology appointment, but we feel just fine. We have no issues, our period is right on time and seems normal. No complaints, so why take the time to go through another doctor appointment? Let’s explore the serious reasons of how annual well-woman exams help you live better and longer.
Having pain during monthly menstrual cycles is nothing new or unusual for women. However, having significant pain which makes daily activities impossible is something entirely different. If you are having more pain than usual, it might be time to find out what is going on. Could my painful periods be endometriosis?
If you are nearing menopause, there are many subtle and not so subtle changes that await you. If you also have PCOS, a hormonal disorder, you may wonder if it will end once you reach menopause or even perimenopause. PCOS and menopause: what you should know.
When are you due? It’s a question asked by many friends and relatives when you are pregnant. However, if you are asked that question, and you are not pregnant, it is embarrassing and disheartening. If you are walking around with a larger than normal stomach, could it be due to fibroids?
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.
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.
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?
People 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.
Is there a cure for endometriosis? Sadly, it is a chronic condition with no cure as of today. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available you can discuss with Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology to help reduce the symptoms of this very common condition.
Once you have made the decision to get on contraception, you will need to decide on a contraceptive method. One popular form is an IUD. It is better than 99% effective, so it is considered the most reliable birth control method available. Let’s walk through what a woman can expect during an IUD insertion.