Toxic Shock Syndrome

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? Per Mayo Clinic, toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening condition of certain types of bacterial infections. Often resulting from staph bacteria but can also be produced by group A streptococcus bacteria. Who can get it? Anyone can contract toxic shock syndrome, including women, children and even men. Symptoms Headaches or confusion Muscle aches Vomiting […]

What is a Bartholin Cyst?

What is a Bartholin Cyst? Three female doctors smiling

What are Bartholin Glands? According to ACOG, Bartholin glands are located under the skin on either side of the opening of the vagina.  They release fluid that helps with lubrication during sexual intercourse. If the Bartholin glands become blocked, a cyst can form, causing a swollen bump near the opening of the vagina. What are Bartholin gland cysts? Acog.org states […]

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 […]