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The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group
Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Brooklyn & Staten Island, New York City, NY
Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Brooklyn & Staten Island, New York City, NY
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What Are the Goals of Family Planning?
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The terms "family planning" and "birth control" are not interchangeable. Birth control is one aspect of family planning, but family planning can be broken down according to its three goals:

1. To plan for a pregnancy
2. To space pregnancies
3. To avoid pregnancy

#familyplanning #gynecologist #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Friendly affection doesn’t have to be so sugar-coated! Rather than giving boxes of chocolates or sugary treats to your loved ones, try gifting heart healthy options, like fresh fruits. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by celebrating heart health and vitality.

#HappyValentinesDay2019 #ValentinesDay #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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Do You Need Vaccines During Pregnancy?
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While certain medications or procedures are not recommended during pregnancy, there are a few vaccines that are recommended during pregnancy. It is recommended that pregnant mothers receive the flu shot (just not the mist) and the Tdap vaccine. Given between the 27th and 36th week of pregnancy, the Tdap helps protect your baby from whooping cough. If you're due for these vaccines, your OBGYN at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group can administer these shots during your routine prenatal appointment.

Do you need to schedule your next prenatal appointment? Contact us using the link provided.

#pregnancyhealth #whoopingcough #tdap #vaccinessavelives #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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12 Common Birth Control Methods: What Are the Pros and Cons?
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Not all birth control methods are ideal for every woman. For instance, if you are over 35, it's advisable to avoid the combination birth control pills. Just because one method isn't right for you, doesn't mean you can't use any other birth control methods. The good news is that you won't have to make this decision alone. Your gynecologist will help you choose the right birth control method for your specific needs.

#birthcontrol #birthcontrolpills #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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Eating healthy and staying active are great ways to prevent cancer. Regular screening exams can also be used to find cancer early when they might be easier to treat. For this World Cancer Day, make sure you help create a future without cancer.

#WorldCancerDay #CancerAwareness #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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How to Lose Weight During Menopause
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Crash dieting may temporarily allow you to lose weight, but crash diets never work in the long term. Consuming too few calories can prohibit you from getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Instead, consume the appropriate amount of calories for your specific needs, but choose nutrient-rich foods.

#menopause #weightloss #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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Do You Need Any Vaccines During a Well-Woman Exam?
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The answer: it depends. Not everyone will need a vaccine during their well-woman exams, so it is important to double check with your gynecologist if you're not sure. Some of the common vaccines given in a women's clinic are Tdap, flu, and HPV.

Well-woman exams are available at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group. Schedule your exam today.

#wellwomanexam #HPVvaccine #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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Why Regular Pap Smears Are So Important
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Pap smears are an important component of women’s health care because they can be used to detect abnormal cells on the outside of the cervix — these abnormal cells may indicate a current or future case of cervical cancer.

However, there are a variety of things that can lead to an "abnormal" Pap smear result: HPV, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and so on. For a more accurate diagnosis, your gynecologist may follow up with a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to examine the cells more closely.

#papsmear #paptest #NewYorkCity
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Yeast Infections: Knowing What Increases Your Risk
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Did you know that yeast infections occur for multiple reasons? Any activity that affects the growth of candida can increase your risk of developing a yeast infection. This includes having diabetes, taking antibiotics, and being pregnant.

#yeastinfections #womenshealth #BrooklynNY #StatenIslandNY
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What Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean?
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If your gynecologist discovers you have an abnormal Pap smear, don't panic — "abnormal" Pap smear results can be caused by something like an infection, inflammation, or recent sexual activity, and are more common than you might think.

However, more testing may reveal you have cervical cancer or dysplasia (cells that have the potential to become cancerous later). Early detection is key to improving outcomes in patients with cancer. Be sure to visit your gynecologist regularly for these important exams.

#papsmear #womenshealth #Brooklyn
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