Gynecology
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Dear Dr. Kate: I’m SO Confused About HPV!

photo by db*photography An anonymous poster on our site — calling themselves “medical knowledge” — recently wrote the following in response to an edition of our advice column about HPV. So we asked our own Dr. Kate — of Gynotalk.com — to clear things up, as it were. First, the anonymous comment: 80% of sexually […]

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Dear Em & Lo: How Can I Smell and Taste Better Down There?

photo by longhorndave Dear Em & Lo, My husband and I have been been sexually active with one another for five years.  I’ve been smoking cigarettes for four years. I slowed down dramatically when I got pregnant in 2007 (from needing my own pack to two cigarettes a day or none at all). My husband […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Sex Hurts at First

photo by doug88888 Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year now and we tried having sex. For […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Do I Have to Tell My Partner I Have HPV?

photo by Edgar Zessinthal Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Hi Dr. Kate, Sadly, I went to my annual OB-GYN appointment 2 weeks ago and was told […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Does Long-Term Pill Usage Make It Hard to Get Pregnant Later?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Right now I am absolutely not interested in having children. But in time, all things change. I have […]

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Dr. Kate: Leaky Nips? But I'm Not Breastfeeding!

photo by box_of_lettuce Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Hi Dr. Kate, Recently I discovered that my nipples have been leaking some sort of substance. At first […]

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Dr. Kate: Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. One of the most common concerns I hear from patients is about their vaginal discharge. “I have an infection…I’m too wet…I’m too […]

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Dr. Kate: Is Breast Self-Exam Best?

photo by Caitlinator Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Many of my patients have come in lately for their yearly check-ups, and as I do their breast exam, […]

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Dr. Kate: My Orgasm Turned Into a Pain Spasm

photo by luisvilla Dear Dr. Kate, The other day my guy & I were having sex and just when I was about to orgasm I felt a sudden sharp pain in the lower left of my abdomen. It was such a strong terrible pain that there was no way for my guy to not notice. […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Can You Tell Me All About the NuvaRing?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who’ll be answering your medical questions here regularly. After her recent post on the NuvaRing, a lot of you asked for more information on this birth control device, so here goes: The NuvaRing is one of my favorite forms […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: I'm Terrified of Going to the Gyno! (Part 2 of 2)

photo by Edgar Zessinthal Yesterday, we (Em & Lo) answered Fraidy Cat’s question about how to get over being terrified of visiting the gynecologist, as two women who’ve had some experience on the receiving end of a speculum. Today, actual-gynecologist Dr. Kate tries to further allay Fraidy’s fears as a woman who’s spent her career […]

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Dear Em & Lo: I'm Terrified of Going to the Gyno! (Part 1 of 2)

photo by Simon Davison Gynecologist Dr. Kate weighs in on this question in the subsequent post. Hey Em and Lo, I know how important it is to see a gyno, but honestly, I am terrified to go.  I’ve actually made several appointments since I lost my virginity about nine months ago, but every time the […]