I usually recommend my patients come in so I can see the lump. You can explain it to me all day on the phone but I have to SEE it to diagnose it. And if I still don't know what it is, I will biopsy it for a diagnosis.
Bruce L. Lasker, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Bluefield, WV 24701
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Should I see my doctor about a lump on my labia?
Mary Chappell, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredHelpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Is it true that there are new tests to replace the Pap test?
HealthyWomen answeredThere are several new technologies, but most are designed to improve the reliability of the Pap test, which is still the most widely used screening test to detect changes in cervical cells. Pap tests, like other early detection tests, are not 100 percent accurate. Still, when performed properly, the Pap smear detects a significant majority of cervical cancers -- usually in the early stages when the likelihood of a cure is the greatest.
What is withdrawal bleeding?
Healthwise answeredWithdrawal bleeding is menstrual-like bleeding that occurs when a woman takes cycles of hormone therapy or birth control pills. Women take progestin for several weeks and then do not take progestin for several days; this drop in progestin triggers the bleeding. Withdrawal bleeding occurs during each cycle of hormone therapy about five days after progestin use ends. This is healthy for the uterine lining, which thickens with each hormone cycle, then sheds (sloughs off) in response to the drop in progestin. Withdrawal bleeding can happen when it is not expected. For example, it can come and go after stopping hormone therapy or while taking birth control pills. If withdrawal bleeding continues over a period of time, see your doctor.
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