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  1. Women's Health
    My story begins in January 2019 with a routine gynecology exam and a Pap Test. I've never had any out-of-the-ordinary problems, so I wasn't worried. However, when I went for the results, the doctor told me that I had modified Ascus cells and recommended that I have an HPV genotype. I didn't know...
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  2. Green Goods
    Pap smears are never fun, and women over the age of 30 may not need to have them so regularly, say experts. Let's face it, having your legs in stirrups while your gynecologist scrapes your cervix is not something that most women look forward to. However, for the sake of cancer prevention, it's...
  3. Green Goods
    New research points to the HPV screen as a more useful tool for detecting cervical cancer than the well-known pap smear. Cervical cancer takes the lives of 4,170 women each year in the United States, with an additional 13,240 newly diagnosed cases. The most effective way to prevent cervical...
  4. Green Goods
    Pregnancy has a way of making you take a more focused look at your own health, an ironic upside to growing another human. While some aspects - like diet and exercise - are often possible to handle on your own, there are others for which your health care provider is necessary. Knowing your...
  5. Women's Health
    Hi, I have been driving myself crazy reading and reading about CIN, cervical cancer, effect on fertitlity, treatments etc and I just about can't take it any more so I thought I should post here… So I had my first smear a year ago (I am 27) The nurse rang me back saying I had severe dysplasia of...
  6. Women's Health
    Hi girls. I'm new here. On December 3, 2014 I received a voicemail from my Doctor asking to call her back as soon as possible. She mentioned that she had sent a letter to my PO Box. The letter sounds something like this: The pap smear and HPV results came back. I am glad that we did that pap...
  7. Preteens and Teens
    My older son has been sexually active for several years. He has mostly used condoms, but I am also aware that he has not used them exclusively despite very frank and direct discussions, access to free condoms, and his assurances that he understood the many risks associated with unprotected...
  8. Vaccinations
    Ouch!<br><br> <a href="http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23016780" target="_blank">http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23016780</a>
  9. Vaccinations
    <p>I am 23 and I received all the Gardasil shots when I was 20 which was recommended by my Dr after being SA. (I was very uninformed) Shortly after I got them I started having arthritic symptoms and I haven't been officially diagnosed by the Dr for having arthritis. However a neurologist did...
  10. Vaccinations
    <p>Hi Mamas.</p> <p>Geez, when I started out here in my pre-pregancy days, I could not have forseen coming back with THIS question.</p> <p>I'm a single mom now, and have been for about two years, and I just met someone.  I like him.  He's highly intelligent and makes me laugh and is ethical...
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