- Q At what age should I get a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer?
Dr. Kevin Windom, Obstetrics & GynecologyThe Pap test recommendations have recently changed so don't be surprised if your doctor tells you something different. All women need their first test at age 21 and at least every other year until age 30. From 30-65 women need Pap tests at least every 3... Full Answer
- Q How does polycystic ovary syndrome affect the body?
During your menstrual cycle your ovaries produce estrogen, progesterone, and androgens to prepare for pregnancy. If your egg is not fertilized during that time the body gets rid of the uterus lining during menstruation. If you have polycystic ovary... Full Answer
- Q How should I prepare for a gynecologist appointment?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThere's nothing you need to do to prepare for a visit with your gynecologist. However, according to Dr. Lauren Streicher, a gynecologist and guest on The Dr. Oz Show, there are a few things you should not do. Watch this video to learn more. Full Answer
- Q What causes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is unknown, but researchers do know what causes the symptoms. PCOS is caused by an excess production of androgen. Even though all women produce androgen, it is still considered a male hormone and excess... Full Answer