The Unique Female Body
Women's bodies are complex machines. Cycling hormones bring monthly annoyances, such as PMS, breast lumps and moodiness. Add to that birth control (for when you don’t want to get pregnant) plus possible fertility issues (for when you do) and menopause, and you've got a lot going on "down there." Start here for help.What's up down there? Test your smarts
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Women’s Health Q&As
Lauren Streicher, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine
How should I prepare for a gynecological exam?
Unlike 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 . . .
- Q What is a concerning finding during a physical breast exam?
- Q What is spontaneous nipple discharge?
- Q How often should I get breast and pelvic exams?
- Q Why would a woman need an oophorectomy?
- Q Does an oophorectomy always accompany a hysterectomy?
- Q Will a woman gain weight or lose her sexual desire after a hysterectomy?
- Q What are complications from a minimally invasive hysterectomy?
- Q Does a woman still have the option to have a supracervical hysterectomy?
- Q Can I have a laparoscopic hysterectomy if I have had a C-section?
- Q Who is a candidate for laparoscopic hysterectomy?
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