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What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Oct 20th, 2020

Human papillomavirus, or "HPV," is a virus that can cause skin warts, genital warts, and some forms of cancer. There are many types of HPV. Different types can cause different health problems. This article is about the types of HPV that can be spread through sex. People can get infected...

What if I have an abnormal Pap smear? Oct 13th, 2020

First, you should know that abnormal Pap tests are common. They are just an initial test, and most people with an abnormal Pap test do not have cancer. If your Pap test has cells that look "abnormal," your provider can follow up with another test to find out for sure...

When should I have a Pap smear? Oct 6th, 2020

That depends on how old you are and what the results of your past Pap test. If you are age 21 to 29, you should have a Pap test every 3 years. If you are age 30 or older, you can have a Pap test every 3 years or a...

Pap Smear vs. Pelvic Examination Sep 22nd, 2020

What is a Pap smear? Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou was a Greek physician who was a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the "Pap smear".  A Pap smear is a test that providers use to check the cervix for early signs of cancer.  To do a Pap...

Abnormal bleeding: What are your options? Sep 30th, 2019

Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common complaints in our office. What is it, and what causes it? Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is due to imbalance of hormones. Women make two main hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is continuously released from the ovaries, and builds up the endometrium. Progesterone...

What is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and why is it important to your health? Sep 8th, 2019

This subject is one of the most common disorders I see in my office. Patients present with multiple complaints: infertility, irregular cycles, weight gain, unwanted hair growth, and many more. I look at PCOS in a simplistic view. Number one problem is INSULIN. Women with PCOS have elevated levels of...