Is Spotting From Birth Control Normal?

More than 72 million women of childbearing age in the United States use some form of birth control every year. When it comes to selecting a form of birth control, women have many options, including tubal ligation, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices (IUDs). The primary goal of most forms of contraception is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. But many…

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Signs of an Ectopic Pregnancy

With an ectopic pregnancy, you may have all the usual signs and symptoms of a normal pregnancy: fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy is dangerous to your health, and the fertilized egg won’t survive. Given the complexities surrounding an ectopic pregnancy, our experienced team at Cary OB/GYN wants to share some of the signs and symptoms…

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Why Is the IUD So Popular?

Almost every woman in the United States uses contraception at some point during her life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though female sterilization (tubal ligation) and the oral contraceptive pill are the two most popular forms of birth control in the U.S., long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD)…

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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…

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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,…

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