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Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 9, 2020 /

While being a routine procedure, vaginal exams may result in complications. Errors and oversights caused by bad equipment aren’t uncommon. Something as basic as a speculum could become the cause of unfortunate consequences. With high-quality pelvic exam equipment available on the market today, many clinics still prefer using traditional tools. Let’s go over several problems…

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The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 17, 2020 /

Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy are methods modern gynecologists and obstetricians use to diagnose and evaluate a vast range of female health abnormalities. As a medical professional, you already know that your patient’s initial complaints may be of abnormal or excessive bleeding, severe cramps, difficulty conceiving, or spotting in postmenopausal women. You also know that hysteroscopy can…

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Why Your Practice Should Offer Multiple Forms of Birth Control

Why Your Practice Should Offer Multiple Forms of Birth Control

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 6, 2020 /

A new era in women’s health began in 1960. This was the year that birth control pills came to market in the U.S. For the first time, women had relatively easy access to a reliable, discrete form of birth control. Sixty years later, today’s contraception options have expanded to include a wide range of methods.…

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Behind the Benefits of Vaginal Microbiome Transplantation for Bacterial Vaginosis

Behind the Benefits of Vaginal Microbiome Transplantation for Bacterial Vaginosis

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 18, 2019 /

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common conditions affecting vaginal health among women of childbearing age. In fact, it’s the most common vaginal infection. BV affects roughly one-third of women aged 14-49 in the United States. Currently, the most common treatment is a course of antibiotics. However, it’s well-known that pathogens can quickly…

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IUD in a 3D model of a utuerus

Here’s What Your Female Patients Need to Know About IUD Options in 2020

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 12, 2019 /

As a medical professional, you know the statistics on IUDs. They’re statistically more effective than most other forms of contraceptives, boasting a 99% success rate in preventing pregnancy. Unfortunately, misinformation regarding IUDs can make patients apprehensive about insertion. Knowing how to communicate with your patients about their IUD options can help you make them feel comfortable…

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Top 5 Design Improvements of Specula in the 21st Century

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 21, 2019 /

The modern speculum was invented in the 1840s by an American physician named James Marion Sims, and it was, shall we say, never designed with patient comfort in mind. And not all that much has changed. The biggest difference is that Sims made his speculum from pewter. Newer specula are plastic or stainless steel. (Some versions…

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Woman at the gynecology exams with doctor in front of medical equipment

The Top 6 Reasons Women Choose to Skip Annual Gynecological Exams

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 9, 2019 /

Annual gynecological exams are an important part of maintaining a woman’s overall health. Unfortunately, all too often, women choose to skip those exams–for a wide range of reasons. By identifying some of the reasons why women choose to skip those important exams, your office can do a better job of bringing women in for those…

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How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process - and Why It Matters

How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process and Why It Matters

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 29, 2019 /

Pelvic exams are generally a quick, routine procedure that most sexually active women should get once a year. However, there are now different recommendations in place and some doctors perform them less frequently. Pelvic exams may also be performed if a woman is experiencing unusual spotting or vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, during pregnancy, or…

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Senior female positively gynecologist examining a patient at clinic, health care concept.

Take Control of Your Health With a Routine Visit to the Gynecologist

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 16, 2019 /

Routinely visiting a physician is important for everyone’s health. For women, visiting a gynecologist is specifically integral to ensure proper vaginal health. Gynecologists diagnose, develop, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, usually pertaining to the reproductive system. With that said, a gynecologist will help women stay on top of their health by examining them…

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ongyn equipment used for pap smear

How Better Equipment Can Help Your OB/GYN Office Stand Out

By Kelly Ottaviano / June 10, 2019 /

Are you trying to attract new patients to your OB/GYN office, but don’t know how to begin? Well, we have a question for you. Do you treat your patients with the best equipment available? If so, then you are on the right track to bringing in the patients and cases you want most. When trying…

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