Dr. Shelly Agarwal and Dr. Wendy McDonald (Dr. Every Woman) share what happens during a routine gynecologist visit. This will take the mystery and hopefully the fear out of the visit. Get the most out of your GYN exam by knowing what to expect. Thanks for following. Tell […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Youth and young adult E-cigarette use increased more than 10-fold within the last decade. Harmless, right? I mean, they aren’t cigarettes. They are much safer, right? WRONG. I’m not trying to be killjoy, but this one needs a serious look. Especially since it is so popular with teens […]
If you are like me, and many women, you probably started birth control when you were an adolescent or young adult. The pill is commonly used to manage heavy or painful periods, especially the crazy ones that can go along with the beginning of women’s periods. Simultaneously, adolescence […]