patients have not had any imaging to show they even have a current cyst. Or they have been seen in the emergency department recently and were told that a cyst could be causing their pain. As you can imagine, the answer is not always so clear. Why is that? Because it is natural for women of reproductive age to make cysts each month! So the emergency room provider, if they do not find anything emergent, will often tell you it could be the little cyst causing your pain.
Pelvic pain and lower abdominal pain (outside of pregnancy) is by far one of the most common reasons women see our providers for appointments. I thought it would be nice to write a series of blogs about the different gynecological etiologies of pelvic pain to add a resource for you to refer back to, were you to experience this type of discomfort in the future. This blog will serve as an introduction to pelvic pain and let you know how we think about the different causes and do a gynecological specific work up.
When Covid vaccines first came out some hesitancy existed in women planning to get pregnant, despite all the major obstetrical, gynecology, and fertility organizations advocating for it. People would hear about their friend whose period was never the same after a Covid vaccine and freaked out. A recent study in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked into this so we could get a real answer.
Originally published in May 2014 Our phone triage nurses often suggest blog posts that they feel would be helpful for our patients. I want to thank Kelly Crickmore, RN for not only coming up with this suggestion, but also for doing the research to allow me to write this! January 1st of 2014 a new NC […]
Originally published in July 2013 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 […]
Originally written and published by Erica Howard, WHNP in May 2019 Summer in the south brings out all sorts of skin issues due to the hot and humid climate, accompanied by excess moisture and, well, certain discomforts that can occur “down there.” But don’t fret; we’re here to provide some helpful tips on how to […]