Women’s Health

What Is a Yeast Infection?

If you’ve ever experienced a yeast infection, then you understand the discomfort and inconvenience it causes. For some women, yeast infections can be a frequent or even a chronic problem that interferes with everyday life. Yeast infections are so common in women that 3 out of 4 will get one or more yeast infections. Whether ...
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2022-05-19T14:49:49-05:00July 22nd, 2021|Women's Health|Comments Off on What Is a Yeast Infection?

Could HRT Improve Your Sexual Function?

Throughout your life, your hormones are constantly changing and shifting. With menopause, many women will see yet another shift in their hormones. Hormones directly affect many aspects of the body, one of them being sexual function in multiple ways. With a drop in hormones, you may experience a loss of sexual interest that makes you ...
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2022-11-10T10:03:08-05:00April 30th, 2021|Women's Health|Comments Off on Could HRT Improve Your Sexual Function?

More about the Female Condom

There are a plethora of birth control contraceptives on the market. Still, many don't know about the female condom. Though there are some higher in popularity than others, the female condom (also known as an internal condom) is slowly becoming a preference for contraceptives amongst women. What Is a Female Condom? Contrary to the male condom, which ...
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2021-01-06T14:20:30-05:00January 6th, 2021|Women's Health|Comments Off on More about the Female Condom

Pelvic Pain Caused by Uterine Fibroids

As a woman, pain in the pelvic region is a regular occurrence for some. However, that pain might be a warning that there is more going on than monthly cramping. Uterine fibroids can be painful and become cancerous. Learn about this common but sometimes dangerous health issue from Cool Springs OBGYN in Tennessee.  What Are ...
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2020-12-04T00:15:46-05:00December 4th, 2020|Women's Health|Comments Off on Pelvic Pain Caused by Uterine Fibroids

Kegel Exercise and Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

You may not think about them, but all women have a group of muscles in the pelvic region that play a large role in many bodily functions. From controlling bowel movements to sexual functionality, the pelvic floor muscles are a part of your everyday life. If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, there are natural ways ...
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2021-06-07T11:23:20-05:00September 25th, 2020|Women's Health|Comments Off on Kegel Exercise and Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

Holidays Gift You with a Yeast Infection?

The holidays are filled with family and friends, good laughs, and a whole lot of sugar! You may be noticing that your environment "down there" is a little different after so many festivities and feasts. With so many savory treats added to your diet, your vaginal balance could be out of whack. One common ailment ...
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2021-06-07T11:44:46-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Women's Health|Comments Off on Holidays Gift You with a Yeast Infection?

10 Things You Should Ask Your Gynecologist

Most women have experienced some sort of vaginal pain, but how do you know when to see a doctor? The list below covers some of the ailments we face as women and what could be the cause. You should always take care of your reproductive health with annual visits to your gynecologist, but sometimes an ...
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2021-06-07T11:42:08-05:00October 21st, 2019|Women's Health|Comments Off on 10 Things You Should Ask Your Gynecologist

When Should I Book My First Appointment With An OB/GYN?

There is no specific age at which you are required to visit an OB/GYN, but the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls first see a gynecologist when they’re between the ages of 13 and 15. More than likely, they will not need a pelvic exam during their first visit. The gynecologist ...
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2021-06-07T11:25:24-05:00November 15th, 2018|Women's Health|Comments Off on When Should I Book My First Appointment With An OB/GYN?

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that has affected nearly 98 million Americans. The infection can be passed on even if the infected person has not shown any signs or symptoms of HPV. In fact, symptoms of HPV can develop years after intercourse with someone who is infected. In most cases, HPV goes ...
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2020-05-14T19:33:59-05:00October 18th, 2018|Women's Health|0 Comments

Why Should I Go To An OB/GYN?

No woman looks forward to visiting with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). However, visiting the OB/GYN on a yearly basis is important to both your overall health and feminine specific health. Important reasons why you should continue to visit your OB/GYN or consider going to one can be broken down into several categories. Overall Health The first ...
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2020-05-14T19:31:06-05:00September 21st, 2018|Women's Health|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions at the OBGYN

As an OB/GYN, we see a lot of things and we hear a lot questions, questions that you may even be thinking about yourself. In case you’re wondering before your own appointment, there are some questions we hear more than others: When should I first see a gynecologist? Typically, it is suggested to make an ...
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2021-06-07T11:46:48-05:00August 10th, 2018|Women's Health|Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions at the OBGYN

Different Types of Birth Control

When it comes to birth control, we live in an age of options, and you can certainly find one that will meet your needs. Birth control can be hormonal or non-hormonal, and there are even low-maintenance options for women with busy schedules. Whatever your lifestyle may be, you can find something that works for you, ...
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2020-05-14T18:55:53-05:00July 20th, 2018|Women's Health|0 Comments

What to Know About Women’s Health Statistics

Advances in women’s health have been occurring more rapidly than ever, but so many women still suffer from specific medical conditions, like breast cancer, osteoporosis, and infertility. As these conditions may weigh heavily on your mind, you may wonder what the actual statistics behind these issues are? One of the biggest concerns is not a ...
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2021-06-07T11:36:06-05:00July 6th, 2018|Women's Health|Comments Off on What to Know About Women’s Health Statistics

Daily Routines and Practices for Better Feminine Health

Even the most health-conscious women may forget to take their feminine health into account. However, the female reproductive system is an integral part of a woman’s body that is responsible for the production of many hormones. Taking care of your feminine health is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body. ...
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2020-08-04T01:51:44-05:00June 6th, 2018|News, Women's Health|0 Comments

What You Can Expect With Menopause

While menopause can affect each individual woman in a unique way, there are some commonalities that you should be prepared for. The average age for menopause to strike is fifty-one, however, it may start when a woman is still in her early forties. Menopause is not only a common condition, but it is expected at ...
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2020-05-13T18:31:51-05:00April 5th, 2018|Women's Health|0 Comments

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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Signs You Need To Discuss Your Feminine Odor With Your OB/GYN

Many women wonder if having a smell “down there” is normal, and some women even wonder if having a scent is indicative of health issues. The truth is that it’s perfectly normal to have a particular odor, but it is important to know the difference between a healthy feminine odor and a smell that should ...
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2020-10-01T10:36:05-05:00February 21st, 2018|Women's Health|Comments Off on Signs You Need To Discuss Your Feminine Odor With Your OB/GYN

What Your OB/GYN Wants You To Know About Postpartum Depression

When it comes to bringing life into the world, many women may initially think that childbirth is the hardest part. While that certainly is no easy feat, the journey following pregnancy can be just as, if not more, difficult. That’s why your OB/GYN wants you to be watchful for depression during your postpartum recovery, so ...
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2020-05-13T17:53:47-05:00February 15th, 2018|Women's Health|0 Comments

Tips to Make Periods Less Painful

Every month it's the same thing for some women: cramping, pain, bloating, fatigue. Sure, you may have dealt with this all before, or maybe it's your first truly horrible period, but no matter the case, there is no reason you need to continue to put up with period pain.  There are quite a few tips ...
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2021-02-16T10:46:02-05:00February 15th, 2018|Menstrual Cycle, Women's Health|Comments Off on Tips to Make Periods Less Painful
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