It’s a very exciting time! You are pregnant…. and huddled over the toilet, willing yourself not to revisit your breakfast. The first trimester of pregnancy is tough. The fetus and uterus are only about the size of a plum, but they can cause major drama. Your body is […]
Your urine pregnancy test is positive. Now what?
Who makes you the most uncomfortable! I was sitting in my dentist’s chair, getting my teeth cleaned, and thinking Is dentistry like what I do every day? I mean my workplace is not the mouth, but the necessary evil theme applies. Like in gynecology, if you don’t to see your dentist […]
A large proportion of women with irregular periods have a disease process called polycystic ovarian syndrome. Here’s what you should know.
Why is this gynecologist writing about the environment? Because if we aren’t careful, a healthy vagina will be the least of our worries
Sometimes as women, things feel a little off. There can be an odor, or an itch, or a discharge that doesn’t feel like our normal self. This can be extremely worrisome and make one very self conscious. Here are some common issues women deal with, and some helpful […]
“I went to an Indian wedding…they smeared yellow paste on the bride…” The Health Benefits of Turmeric
One of my favorite traditions in a Hindu wedding is when we get to smear our betrothed family member with this yellow paste “haldi (turmeric)”. During a recent wedding, it was fun and lighthearted, and one of the few times my older male cousins and brother couldn’t retaliate. […]
I have never called someone and told them they had a sexually transmitted disease and heard the response “Oh I know. I figured that I had that.” With the rare exception of someone who’s partner was diagnosed and who presents for testing as a result, most of my […]
This article is inspired by the age old question that I believe any patient waiting in their physician’s waiting room has asked before. “What the heck is taking so long? If I can show up on time, why can’t my doctor?” I hear you. It is very frustrating. […]
Vaccinations! This article is about vaccinations (I’m from Chicago so getting shot is a sensitive subject). We all get our Flu shots every year in my household. I was infected by the actual Flu virus once in college and I truly thought I was dying. I literally thought […]