It’s a question I’m asked frequently in the office… Dr. McDonald, is it okay if I don’t have my period? or… My period is pretty heavy. Is this too much? In this post, I’ll break down when it is okay to skip a period and when it is […]
I am a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with an interest in breaking down health and life topics to gain logical understanding. Be prepared for a vagina or two along the way. What an I say? I'm a gynecologist.
Endometriosis commercials are everywhere. I CAN KEEP PUSHING THROUGH MY ENDO PAIN OR I CAN… Ad for Orlissa The thing about marketing like this is that it makes anyone and everyone think that they have the disorder. You think- “I have pain around my menstrual cycle, so maybe […]
So global warming isn’t a thing? Presently, here in Chicago we are breaking records. The temperature has BROKEN the record for the coldest temperature on January 30th in Chicago ever. The temperature dipped to 21 degrees below zero and the wind chill is less than 50 below. The […]
It can be hard to set boundaries with family and friends, but you are your newborn baby’s first protector. I’ll tell them for you what’s important.
Here’s the usual story: Doc, I’ve been itching. My vagina itches on the outside, more on one side than the other. Over-the-counter yeast medications don’t work, and the symptoms are sometimes worst at night. Well, here are your favorite OBGYN’s top five usual suspects and what you can do about them.
What is a Pap test and what does it mean if yours is abnormal? Learn about this, HPV, and more in this blog post.
Dr. Wendy McDonald, aka Dr Every Woman takes on the cinematic universe… …in this first of many videos tackling the medical soundness of your favorite movies and shows. This video was recorded and edited by Dr. Wendy. It contains copyrighted materials and is not monetized. Stay tuned for […]
We’re still talking about Zika? Yes. Yes we are. But for some reason, people have forgotten about how important the discussion is. I don’t blame you. The news has been inundated with other topics. But at least weekly I meet a new pregnant patient who has either recently […]
From Saudi women being able to legally drive, to a record number of women entering the US Congress, let’s celebrate some of 2018’s victories.
via GIPHY Katherine may seem like a less interesting character on A Million Little Things, but she holds a very special place in my heart. I mean, Gary and Maggie are and have battled life-threatening illnesses, Rome is dealing with severe depression, and Delilah’s family is working through […]