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Medical insights on gynecology and related women's health topics from the obstetricians and gynecologists at Kamm McKenzie OBGYN

Why is HPV so Confusing?

I previously wrote a blog on herpes (HSV) with the thought that it may be the most confusing sexually transmitted infection.  Then I got to thinking… man, this HPV is probably pretty confusing to our patients too.  And for those of you over 30 years old, for whom we now routinely check for high risk strands of HPV with your routine pap smear, there are many “new” diagnosis of being HPV positive.  Let’s see if we can make this hot-topic a little more digestible.

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I Feel Too Fat for Sex

Women often have a concrete equation in their heads – sexy does as sexy is.  Whether objectively attractive, a partner’s good opinion notwithstanding, a poor female body image slams libido shut.

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Why is Herpes So Confusing?

In the last 2 ½ years of my career as an OB/GYN, one thing has become particularly apparent… I diagnose genital herpes far more frequently than I ever thought I would.  Each time I do, there is often the need to explain the dynamics of herpes so that my patients (and/or their partners) don’t start second guessing the sanctity of their relationships.  I thought it would be interesting to blog a little about the basics of herpes to hopefully clear the air for many people.

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Six Secrets to Better Sex!

What men need to know; what women need to do. How to maximize her desire and get her to say yes to sex and variety! Develop the erotic self without pole dancing. Here are 3 ideas for each gender to make Valentine’s Day and beyond better!!

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Conception Question 8: Can Stress Affect Your Ability to Conceive?

Stress is almost universal. Whether from a single situation or you find yourself stressed out by work, family, relationships…stress can't be avoided. Certainly, stress can take its toll on your body, both physically and emotionally. And research shows that there are levels of certain hormones that vary when people are under stress. But can these emotional and physical changes affect your ability to conceive?

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Conception Question 6: Can Prior Contraception Affect Fertility?

I hear it all the time..."Dr. B, I want to get pregnant next year. So I'm gonna stop taking my pills now."

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Conception Question 5: What About Conceiving After Miscarriage?

It's surprising to many couples to learn that 15% to 20% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. While the rate is not quite as high for first time moms, it is still a possibility. Fortunately, your ability to conceive after a miscarriage should not be greatly affected.

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Conception Question 4: What are the Effects of Aging on Conception?

Today, more and more women are establishing themselves in professional careers and waiting to have children until later in life. Certainly age has an effect on fertility. I can't deny that. But unlike what many people think, there is no exact threshold at which conceiving is less likely.

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Conception Question 1: Does Exercise Affect Fertility?

I've been asked if exercise and physical activity are connected to fertility. Exercise, in general, is healthy for you. (Duh, right?) But are there any repercussions for working out too little or too much? The answer to this question depends on a woman's current weight and fitness levels.

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in women and men combined and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. However, there is good news: it can be cured with early detection.

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