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How Often Should You Have a Pap Smear?

As a first line of defense against cervical cancer, a Pap smear is one of the most effective and easiest screening tools available. Here’s a look at how often you should have a Pap smear, which changes with age.
Jun 11th, 2020

Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

Hot flashes and night sweats affect up to 80% of women experiencing menopause, some more than others. If you’re struggling with frequent hot flashes that disrupt your life, explore how the answer may lie in hormone therapy.
May 13th, 2020

5 Possible Causes of Irregular Periods

Life is unpredictable enough without having the hassle and inconvenience that come with irregular periods. Here’s a look at some of the more common causes of irregular periods and how we might restore order.
Apr 24th, 2020

When PMS Is Problematic

PMS is extremely common among women of childbearing age, which is why the acronym has even become a verb. For some, however, PMS goes far beyond some minor discomfort and bloating, leading to serious quality-of-life issues.
Mar 30th, 2020

10 Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work

For many women, menopause is a challenging time impacting all portions of your life, including work. Not sure how to cope with menopausal symptoms at the office? Here are some tips for dealing with these changing times while you're at work.
Dec 1st, 2019

What Do I Do If My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal?

Pap smears are a vital part of your well-woman exam. They are proven to detect cervical cancer and other conditions early, allowing for better, faster treatment. Were your Pap smear results abnormal? Here’s what you should know.
Oct 31st, 2019

Today’s IUDs Are Safe, Effective, and Popular

Women today have many options for preventing pregnancies. You may be familiar with birth control pills and condoms, but there are many others. Read on to learn about how intrauterine devices (IUDs) are safe, effective, and growing in popularity.
Sep 1st, 2019

10 Dietary Changes That Can Help Thwart PMS

Do PMS cramps, bloating, or headaches have you down? Or maybe mood swings and irritability are driving you — and those around you — crazy? Making certain changes to your diet could help.
Aug 12th, 2019
At Shelnutt Gynecology in Athens, GA, we help women whose periods are causing them distress. Here’s why you should never igno

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Heavy Periods

If you dread your monthly period because of a heavy menstrual flow that requires you to restrict your daily activities, you’re not alone. Find out what causes heavy menstrual bleeding, and why you should never ignore it.
Jul 17th, 2019