I vividly remember seeing the ads when I was in college. Earn money by donating your eggs. That was almost two decades ago, but the requests are still common to this day. Women are promised money for their eggs and many do it because college expenses are real. […]
I recently had a conversation with a parent whose 15-year-old son regularly consumed McDonald’s Frappes. While the conversation made me long for the sweet taste of chocolate coffee goodness, it sparked a question. Is this kid old enough to drink coffee? In this post I will address the […]
The short answer is, it depends on which ones and how you use them. The long answer is, I sure wish that feminine care products, and really ALL products used in and on our bodies went through better scrutiny to ensure overall safety. But, alas, money talks. If […]
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 […]
HAPPY HEART, HAPPY LIFE! Happy February! February is American heart month, a time to assess our healthy (and maybe not so healthy) habits. For women especially it is extremely important to be aware of our personal risk factors, familial risk factors, and bad habits that may put us […]
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.