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    What an OB/GYN Is Really Thinking During Your Exam

    If you’ve ever wondered what annual check-ups are like from the other side of the stirrups, here’s a glimpse inside my head during an ...

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    Do I Have an Ovarian Cyst?

    While your ovaries are mostly awesome organs of reproduction, sometimes they can be a real pain. Let’s talk about the awesome part first. ...

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    Hate Going to the GYN? Why You Can Relax

    No woman looks forward to going to the gynecologist. Gynecologists know this, so don’t think we’re offended when you’re grumpy and nervous. ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

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    Handling Migraine Hangover

    If you suffer from migraines (like I do), you know that when the dull, throbbing, deep headache hits, you drop everything. Because you know ...

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    What is vaginal mesh and what are the problems with its use? ...

  • Causes of The UTI That Isn’t

    If you are a woman with persisting urinary symptoms, and cultures negative for bacteria, one of the important things you can do is to ...

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms and Recurrence

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the third most common type of infection, surpassed in number only by respiratory and intestinal ...

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    I Have Pelvic Pain: Is It Cancer?

    When women post to the Women's Health message board about pelvic pain they can describe symptoms which have recently started, or pain which ...

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    My Ultrasound Found An Ovarian Cyst!

    There are two types of small ovarian cysts which can be considered "normal". During the first half of the menstrual month ("follicular ...


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    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.