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What to Know If You're Pregnant and Have an STI Sep 1st, 2022

Each year in the United States, there are about 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and that’s not including infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). That statistic also doesn’t account for the many women, men, and teens who have an STI but don’t yet know it. If you...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Vaginal Dryness Aug 1st, 2022

You never miss the water til the well runs dry. You might not have even noticed the water. Women and other people with vaginas often grow up wary, and even ashamed, of their “private parts.” Even if you secretly — or with your partner — celebrated your “juiciness,” you probably...

Fibroids, Bleeding Symptoms, and Bulk Symptoms: What to Know Jul 1st, 2022

Somewhere around one-third of women in the United States have uterine fibroids, which are tumors composed of uterine muscle cells that can grow to large proportions. Although 99% of the time, fibroids are benign (noncancerous) they can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms and problems.  At Elite Gynecology, our expert gynecologists, Molly McBride, MD, and Tamara...

What Are My Options for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? Jun 1st, 2022

While up to 30% of women experience abnormal bleeding during menstruation, that doesn’t mean that heavy bleeding is normal or that you should have to put up with it. In fact, heavy bleeding puts you at risk for anemia. It may also severely affect your quality of life and even how...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—Now What? May 3rd, 2022

Cancer screenings, such as Pap smears and breast cancer screenings, are a routine part of women’s health care. These screenings help detect potential issues before they snowball into bigger ones. Pap smears – officially called a Papanicolaou smear – screen for precancerous and cancerous lesions in your cervix. Early detection...

UTERINE FIBROIDS LINKED TO HIGHER RISK OF BREAST CANCER BUT LOWER RISK OF DEATH, STUDY SAYS Nov 9th, 2021

Breast cancer is the MOST COMMON cancer worldwide. In 2021, AN ESTIMATED 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US alone. A STUDY PUBLISHED IN ONCOTARGET found that although the risk of breast cancer was higher among women...

Chronic UTIs are Preventable Oct 8th, 2021

A woman in a private online group of middle aged women recently asked the rest of us how to manage her chronic urinary tract infections. The advice she received, from dozens of menopausal and perimenopausal women dealing with similar and seemingly intractable tracts, ranged from PH balanced vagina wash to...