Vaginal Odor: When To Be Concerned?

March 01, 2022 | Dr. Amna Zubair

Every female has a natural odor released from their vagina. It is because your vagina contains different glands and resides in a variety of natural bacteria that produce a particular scent. Most of these bacteria are considered the ‘good bacteria’ because they are necessary for maintaining the health of your vagina. The odor released from these bacteria can vary from female to female. You can even smell multiple different odors from your vagina within a certain period. But how can you tell apart what a typical vaginal odor is and which one is abnormal? Read forward to learn the difference and when you need to be concerned about a medical issue. 

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Abnormal Pap Smear

January 11, 2023 | Farah Jassawalla

Chances are you've had a pap smear at some point. The test, which screens for cervical cancer, is common for women of all ages.
However, you may not know that there's more to a pap smear than just the standard test. Sometimes, doctors will order a special test known as liquid-based cytology (LBC) Pap smear. This type of Pap smear is used when standard pap smears show abnormal cells.
If you need clarification on what an abnormal pap test means, don't worry. In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about LBC Pap smears and what they can tell you about your cervical health.

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What Is The Papanicolaou Test Used To Detect?

January 19, 2023 | Farah Jassawalla

The Papanicolaou test, also called a Pap smear, is a gynecological test that screens for cervical cancer. The test uses a sample of cells from the cervix to look for signs of cancer or precancerous cells. The Papanicolaou test has been credited with reducing the incidence of cervical cancer by up to 80 percent. The test is typically performed every one to three years, depending on the age and health of the woman.
There are a few risks associated with the Papanicolaou test, such as false-positive results, which can lead to unnecessary anxiety and further testing. However, the potential benefits of the test far outweigh the risks.

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What is hCG and how does it relate to pregnancy?

March 13, 2023 | Abigail Mckay

If you're planning on starting a family or are currently pregnant, you may have heard about hCG. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy that plays a critical role in fetal development.

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Why do women feel abdominal pain after sex?

April 05, 2023 | Farah Jassawalla

For many women, post-sex abdominal discomfort is quite common. Understanding what causes this type of pain is important in order to ease any worries or concerns. Generally speaking, the most common reasons are related to ovulation and/or endometriosis, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including cramping, bloating, and pain during intercourse

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Common Infections Causing Vaginal Odor

June 08, 2023 | Dr. Saad Zia

Vaginal health is essential for overall well-being in women, and changes in vaginal odor can indicate underlying health issues or infections. A healthy vagina is maintained by the presence of beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, which help maintain an acidic pH and a slight odor that is not offensive. However, persistent, strong, unpleasant odors may indicate an underlying infection. This comprehensive blog will discuss the common infections that can cause vaginal odor, their symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment options, prevention measures, and the importance of seeking prompt medical attention.

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Exploring Menstrual Irregularities

June 12, 2023 | Dr. Saad Zia

The menstrual cycle is a natural process that occurs in women of reproductive age. It involves the monthly release of an egg from the ovaries and the shedding of the uterine lining if fertilization does not occur. While variations in the menstrual cycle are common, some women experience menstrual irregularities that can disrupt their daily lives and raise concerns about their reproductive health. This comprehensive blog will delve into the various types of menstrual irregularities, their causes, and the available treatment options.

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Difference Between Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

June 13, 2023 | Dr. Tayyab Saeed Akhter

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a momentous occasion filled with joy, love, and anticipation. However, it's important to acknowledge that the postpartum period can also bring about a range of emotions and challenges for new mothers. Two common experiences during this time are baby blues and postpartum depression. This comprehensive guide will explore the differences between baby blues and postpartum depression, providing valuable insights and guidance to navigate this emotional rollercoaster.

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A Brief Guide to a Healthy and Informed Pregnancy Journey

June 20, 2023 | Dr. Saad Zia

Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful and exciting journey. Pregnancy is a time of immense transformation, both physically and emotionally. Due to the numerous changes that occur during this phase, it is essential to prioritize your health and well-being to have a safe and healthy pregnancy journey. In this blog post, we will guide you through your pregnancy journey, from preparing for pregnancy to postpartum recovery. We'll provide you with the necessary knowledge and information to equip you to make informed decisions about your health.

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A Comprehensive Look at Vaginal Yeast Infections

November 30, 2023 | Dr. Saad Zia

Vaginal yeast infections are a common health issue that affects millions of women worldwide. Although many women have experienced a yeast infection at some point in their lives, the topic can still be difficult to discuss and understand. This post aims to break through the barriers of discomfort and confusion surrounding this common issue. By delving into every aspect of vaginal yeast infections, from their causes and symptoms to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, we aspire to empower women with comprehensive knowledge about their bodies.

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