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Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes May 13th, 2020

Menopause can be a mixed bag for many women. Saying goodbye to monthly menstrual cycles is certainly a plus, but this gain can be quickly offset by some of the more uncomfortable side effects — especially hot flashes. These sudden heat-ups seemingly come out of nowhere, leaving you swinging from...

5 Possible Causes of Irregular Periods Apr 24th, 2020

Under perfect circumstances, your period arrives every 28 days and lasts 4-7 days with each cycle. While some women can set their clock to the arrival of their periods, others are plagued by periods that tend to show up without rhyme or reason. At Shelnutt Gynecology, Dr. Judson Shelnutt and...

When PMS Is Problematic Mar 30th, 2020

You wake up one morning and find it a little harder to button your pants. Or perhaps you feel the faintest cramping in your lower abdomen. In either case, you know — your period is about to begin. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a medical condition that affects 90% of women...

Hormone Versus Barrier Birth Control — Understanding Your Options Feb 3rd, 2020

If having children just isn’t in the cards for you right now, the good news is that there are plenty of ways you can prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Truth be told, the sheer number of choices can be a little daunting.  At Shelnutt Gynecology, under the experienced direction of Dr....

NovaSure®: Lighten Your Period Without Hormones Jan 1st, 2020

Women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding know just how uncomfortable the condition can be. In fact, one in five women suffer from the condition, so you’re not alone. At the offices of Judson Shelnutt, MD, we have years of experience in providing comprehensive care for you and your reproductive system....

10 Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work Dec 1st, 2019

You’re going through menopause, which is difficult enough, but you also have work responsibilities while experiencing the uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms associated with this change in your life. This can feel extremely frustrating, but trust us, there are ways you can manage your symptoms and get more comfortable while...

What Do I Do If My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal? Oct 31st, 2019

The Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is designed to allow your OB/GYN a quick and simple method to evaluate the health of cells in your cervix. Often a part of your pelvic exam, most women between the ages of 21 and 65 should have a Pap smear every...

Myths and Facts About Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 30th, 2019

Menopause can wreak havoc on a woman's body, causing uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can often help alleviate menopausal symptoms, some may question its safety. Fortunately, separating fact from fiction can make the decision easier.  Here at Shelnutt...

Today’s IUDs Are Safe, Effective, and Popular Sep 1st, 2019

There are a lot of options when it comes to birth control. It can be overwhelming to sort through all the choices and find the one that’s right for you and your lifestyle. Maybe you have been using the same method for years and are wondering if there are new...

10 Dietary Changes That Can Help Thwart PMS Aug 12th, 2019

If you suffer from bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, irritability, moodiness, and other symptoms that come with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), you're far from alone. While two out of three women have typical levels of discomfort, one third suffer to the point where they seek medical help. Here at Shelnutt Gynecology in...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Heavy Periods Jul 17th, 2019

The average woman starts her menstrual cycle at the age of 12 or 13 and continues to have regular periods until she reaches menopause around the age of 50. This means that most women have monthly periods for nearly four decades or about half of their expected lifespan.  A normal...