Cone Biopsy or LEEP: What’s the difference?

Cone Biopsy and LEEP

What is a Cone Biopsy? A cone biopsy removes a cone-shaped wedge of abnormal tissue that is high in the cervical canal to be examined under a microscope.  How is a Cone Biopsy performed? A small amount of normal tissue around the perimeter of the site is also removed so that a margin free of […]

What is a pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Pelvic Organ Prolapse is when tissue and muscles are no longer able to support the pelvic organs and they begin to drop. What causes this to happen? The main reason POP occurs is because of childbirth.  Other reasons may include: aging, menopause, and other pelvic support problems. Symptoms There are many […]

What’s the Difference Between Vaginitis and Vaginosis?

Vaginitis and Vaginosis: woman in pain near toilet

What is Vaginitis? Vaginitis is a common condition that causes vaginal irritation. This can lead to other types of vaginitis, including bacterial vaginosis. So … What causes vaginitis? There are a few reasons you might be experiencing it, such as: Using a douche Sexual intercourse Spermicides Hormone levels change from menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. What […]

What’s Included in Your Well Woman Exam?

Well Woman Exam

Why is your Well Woman Exam so important? With all of the responsibilities women have to deal with in their daily lives, well woman care can fall by the wayside. Unfortunately this often has negative consequences for a woman’s health, vitality and quality of life. A regular Well Woman Check can help preventing cervical cancer caused by […]