What is a Pap Smear?

As you mentally prepare yourself for your annual women’s exam and PAP smear, you may be asking yourself a few questions such as: What exactly is it? Do I need a PAP smear? How often do I need a one? While these questions rack your brain, just keep in mind that a PAP smear is ...
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2020-08-04T01:52:28-05:00June 20th, 2018|Brentwood & Franklin Chat Archives, News, Procedures|Comments Off on What is a Pap Smear?

Top Five Questions About Sterilization

Female sterilization is the second most popular method of birth control, right after contraceptives. Over 25.1% of women undergo the surgery to become permanently sterilized. There are many reasons why a woman might choose to undergo this procedure. For one, they might be done having kids. Some women may not even want children and therefore ...
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2021-06-07T11:47:29-05:00March 26th, 2018|Brentwood & Franklin Chat Archives, Procedures|Comments Off on Top Five Questions About Sterilization

I Think I Have an STI. What Do I Do Now?

There are many STIs, each with their own set of symptoms that can range from embarrassing to life-threatening. In some cases, STI symptoms may not be present at all for a length of time, but if you had unprotected sex then you are still at risk and you could be putting your partner at risk ...
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2021-06-07T11:47:41-05:00March 21st, 2018|Brentwood & Franklin Chat Archives, Women's Health|Comments Off on I Think I Have an STI. What Do I Do Now?

What You Need to Know About Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining that is shed each month during your period grows outside of the uterus itself. This can make periods much more debilitating and can cause heavier bleeding. In some cases, it can even cause infertility. Endometriosis can be difficult to diagnose because it is largely characterized by pelvic ...
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2020-05-13T18:30:40-05:00March 6th, 2018|Brentwood & Franklin Chat Archives, Women's Health|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Endometriosis