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7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.

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Cervical Cancer Detection & Prevention

40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain and Hysterectomies

Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP.

Due to lack of knowledge on the condition that affects 15 percent of the population, CPP treatments can be ineffective in pain management. If the pain is deep enough, some physicians might suggest a hysterectomy. But is that the right option? Sometimes hysterectomies aren€™t effective in minimizing pain, so it€™s important to get screened for all possible medical conditions and see the proper physicians in order to ensure that a hysterectomy is the right option for you.

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What You Must Know About Vaginal Yeast Infections

According to the Mayo Clinic, three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.

Even though they€™re common, vaginal yeast infections are one of the most misunderstood health problems in women. To avoid the misconceptions associated with vaginal yeast infections, here€™s everything you should know.

What is a Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans. Yeast infections caused by Candida albicans are typically easy to treat, so if you have recurring yeast infections or yeast infections that are difficult to get rid of, it€™s most likely caused by a different type of Candida.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Schedule a Mammogram in Columbia, South Carolina with Dr. Albert E. Odom.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The best way you can fight back against breast cancer is to get routine mammograms and stop it early.

It’s estimated that approximately every two minutes someone gets diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are, you know someone that’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, or someone who’s life was permanently effected by a breast cancer diagnosis.

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