- Q How should I prepare for a gynecological exam?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, Obstetrics & GynecologyUnlike a trip to the dentist, where brushing and flossing is essential, women need not do anything to prepare for an exam with their gynecologist. Truly, the only expectation is basic hygiene -- a shower or bath within 24 hours is always appreciated. In... Full Answer
- Q How can I prevent vaginal odor and light discharge?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineSome vaginal odor and discharge is normal. Here's why: The vagina is normally kept moist by gland secretions near its opening and from fluids produced by the vaginal walls. Female hormones also cause the cervical glands to secrete fluid. This fluid may... Full Answer
- Q What causes calcifications in the breast?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineSeveral conditions cause deposits of calcium to form in the breast. These deposits can be detected with mammograms.There are two patterns of calcification: Macrocalcifications. These are large and usually few in number. They generally go along with... Full Answer