BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

What is BRCA? BRCA refers to a gene, and the abbreviation stands for “The Breast Cancer Gene”. When patients are referred to as BRCA positive, this generally means they have a mutation of the BRCA gene. Patients with the BRCA gene have a much higher risk...
New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

When are you due? When you are pregnant, a certain date becomes very important. It is a date you plan things around, and a date that you know will change everything. Traditionally due dates are calculated by last menstrual period. But now, doctors have new guidelines...
Are office visits with my OB/GYN necessary?

Are office visits with my OB/GYN necessary?

  Why do I have to come in? Can’t I just get a prescription over the phone for my symptoms? Sadly, it is not that simple. There are many reasons, some quite serious, why a patient might have itching “down there”, burning with urination, or pain in the lower abdomen....
Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Do you suffer from chronic itching or burning of the genitalia? Have you or your partner noticed changes in the appearance of your genital tissue. Does a family member suffer from any chronic genital conditions? If so, you may want to be evaluated for a condition...
The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Over the last week we have received many calls about the Zika virus at Partners in Women’s Health. Currently there is limited information about Zika as this is a new and emerging threat to pregnant patients.  However, we would like to provide you with some basic...