Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

From devices to pills to products you can pick up at your local pharmacy, your birth control options can be overwhelming. You may be asking yourself: Which one is best for me? At Cary OB/GYN in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, our experienced team of women’s health experts understands the important role birth control plays in managing your health…

What You Need to Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects about 10% of women of childbearing age, according to the Office of Women’s Health. Though PCOS can develop at any time once you start menstruating, most women don’t realize they have the common health condition until they start to experience difficulties getting pregnant in their 20s and 30s. In addition to infertility,…

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

A Pap smear is a regular part of a woman’s wellness exam for good reason. It gives the OB/GYN specialists at Cary OB/GYN important information about the health of your cervix and reproductive organs. You receive a reading of a “negative” Pap smear if no traces of abnormal cells show up on your screening. However, if you have an “abnormal” result,…

Myths and Facts About HPV

There is a lot most people don’t know about HPV. In fact, the human papillomavirus infection is actually the most commonly transmitted STD, but it’s rarely discussed and often misunderstood, especially compared with other, less common conditions, such as gonorrhea, herpes, or chlamydia. Understanding what’s true and what’s false about HPV can actually help you…

Life After a Hysterectomy

You might have decided to get a hysterectomy for lots of reasons, from cancer concerns to issues like benign uterine fibroid tumors, endometriosis, or uterine prolapse. At Cary OB/GYN, our experienced care team supports patients in the Morrisville and Cary, North Carolina, area before, during, and after a hysterectomy. We can give you guidance on what…

Coping with Chronic Endometriosis Pain

If you have endometriosis or if you know someone who has it, you understand just how painful this condition can be. For some people, it resolves fairly quickly; for others, it lingers on and on with no end in sight. The physician team here at Cary OB/GYN in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, understands just…

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

Most women over age 40 know menopause is right around the corner. Before you’re in full menopause, you’re in perimenopause — a time when your periods may become irregular, estrogen levels continually decrease, and your ovaries stop releasing eggs. This could go on for years. You’re officially in menopause when you don’t have a period for…