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What Are My Birth Control Options? Jan 17th, 2021

You know you want birth control that’s easy to use and works well. Are you aware of all the birth control options that are available these days? There’s one that will work well for you and your lifestyle, and we can help you find it! Dr. Daniel S. Kushner is...

More Than Burning Urination: Signs of a UTI Dec 2nd, 2020

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. It’s estimated that half of women and 1 in 10 men will have a UTI in their lifetime. They can occur in your bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra and can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms.  Daniel Kushner, MD, is a skilled and...

What to Do if You've Had Unprotected Sex Nov 8th, 2020

Most sexually active people are aware that sex can cause pregnancy and can also spread sexually transmitted diseases. Using protection such as a condom or female condom can prevent the spread of STDs and prevent unwanted pregnancies.  However, sometimes in the heat of the moment, you might not be prepared...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Excruciating Periods Oct 1st, 2020

Many women dread the arrival of their monthly period. Between the bleeding, cramps, bloating, and muscle aches, menstruating is inconvenient and uncomfortable. However, when periods are excruciating, it can make you really miserable and could be a sign of an underlying condition that needs treatment.  Dr. Daniel S. Kushner is...

Fibroids vs. Ovarian Cysts: How Are They Different? Sep 17th, 2020

As a woman, you know what’s normal for your body. When you start to experience strange symptoms, you may wonder what’s going on and if there’s something seriously wrong. It’s important to remain calm and make an appointment with an OB/GYN to talk about your symptoms and get a physical...

Here's How Electrocautery Can Help Treat HPV Aug 19th, 2020

Although human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), it’s also one of the most misunderstood. Part of the reason for this is that there are many different types of HPV, and many of them don’t cause any symptoms. However, whether you’re aware you have it or...

5 Myths and Facts About Birth Control Every Young Woman Should Know Jul 27th, 2020

Choosing birth control is an important decision. You may have talked to your friends or read a few things online, but you may be overwhelmed and confused. There are a lot of myths about birth control, and it’s important that you learn the facts and get solid, trusted information when...

What to Expect During Your First Well Woman Exam Jun 22nd, 2020

A well-woman exam is a routine medical appointment that’s tailored to a woman’s needs. It involves a basic health check combined with routine diagnostic tests to detect any serious health issues. This exam also gives you an opportunity to bring up issues or questions and for your doctor to provide...

Vaginal Health: What Causes pH Imbalance? May 29th, 2020

Your vagina is an organ in your body that contains yeasts and bacteria that help to keep it healthy. The bacteria that thrive in your vagina allow it to have an acidic environment, which discourages infections. Sometimes, certain events can alter the functioning of your vaginal system and throw it...

What Is Retrograde Menstruation? Apr 15th, 2020

Retrograde menstruation is when a woman’s menstrual flow moves in the wrong direction. Most women experience this to some extent, but if it’s severe, it can cause pain and may lead to endometriosis. If you are having abnormal bleeding or any other gynecological problems or concerns, it's important to get...

Diagnosed with HPV? Here Are Your Options to Treat It Mar 1st, 2020

Whether you’re a sexually active individual or not, you’ve probably heard of human papillomavirus (HPV). With nearly 14 million new cases of HPV popping up each year in America alone, there’s good reason to be concerned about it.   If you’ve recently been diagnosed with HPV, which in some cases can...

Why Regularly Getting Pap Smears Is So Important Feb 3rd, 2020

Getting a Pap smear isn’t exactly something every woman looks forward to. That’s why at the offices of Daniel S. Kushner, MD, we take pride in providing our patients with comprehensive Pap tests in a comfortable environment. Sometimes called a Pap test, a Pap smear is a type of procedure...

Can Chlamydia Lead to Infertility? Jan 1st, 2020

Chlamydia is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 2 million cases occur throughout the country every year. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean that it’s well understood by the general population. If you’ve been diagnosed with chlamydia, you likely have...

Choosing the Right Birth Control for Your Lifestyle Dec 1st, 2019

Today's birth control comes in many forms, from pills to patches to barrier methods. Some forms of birth control have to be used correctly every time you engage in sexual activity, like a condom, while others, like a hormonal birth control ring, last for up to a month. Most barrier...

Early Treatment Is Key When It Comes to UTIs Nov 1st, 2019

If you’ve ever had a UTI, you know it’s no picnic. UTIs are often extremely uncomfortable, even painful, and can lead to a host of other problems if not properly treated. For this reason, early treatment is definitely key when it comes to UTIs. Dr. Daniel S. Kushner and the...

Are Ovarian Cysts Normal (And What Can I Do About Them)? Oct 1st, 2019

Ovarian cysts are extremely common, but they can make life difficult when they grow too large or rupture. Many women experience ovarian cysts, but only a small number of them will require treatment or surgery.  When ovarian cysts begin causing problems, it's important to seek professional help. Dr. Daniel Kushner...

My Pap Smear Results were Abnormal—What Now? Sep 1st, 2019

You got your pap smear like you were supposed to and hoped everything would come back negative/normal. Unfortunately, you found out your results were positive/abnormal. Don’t panic; this doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. What it does mean is that you need to undergo more tests to find out...

Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Aug 22nd, 2019

Incurable but manageable, endometriosis plagues an estimated 11% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44. This condition occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, causing painful growths where there shouldn’t be extra tissue.  Endometriosis, often called “endo,” gets its name from the endometrium, or the...

Should You Consider Implant Birth Control? Jul 10th, 2019

Should you consider implant birth control? This method of contraception is for you if you’re looking for an effective, low-maintenance way to prevent pregnancy. Learn more about hormonal arm implants and intrauterine devices and decide which is best for you. Dr. Daniel Kushner and our team of highly skilled specialists...

Why a Growing Number of Seniors are Getting STDs May 20th, 2019

A recent study reveals sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in seniors climbed 23% from 2014 to 2017. Patients over age 60 account for the greatest rise in sexually transmitted diseases, more than twice the national average for people ages 13-59. This is partly due to a lack of communication. Gynecologist and...

How Fibroids Can Affect Your Everyday Life Apr 2nd, 2019

The National Institutes of Health estimate that about 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids by age 50. Not every woman who has fibroids knows it, though, since they are often asymptomatic or cause symptoms that are mistaken for other issues. When they do cause symptoms, however, fibroids can certainly...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Mar 5th, 2019

No one wants to think about sexually transmitted diseases, but without proper education regarding human papillomavirus (HPV), you may find yourself confronted with even worse topics like genital warts and even cancer. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Daniel Kushner provides treatment for a wide...

6 Tips to Prevent UTIs Feb 1st, 2019

One in five women will have a urinary tract infection at some point during her lifetime, and nearly 20 percent of women will have more than one. Some women experience recurrent UTIs. Even if you’ve only experienced one, it’s worthwhile to learn simple steps you can take to reduce the...

Learn More About Treatment Options If You Are Suffering From PCOS Jan 11th, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects approximately 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years. This common disorder is due to imbalanced reproductive hormones affecting the ovaries. So, if you have PCOS, your ovaries may not be able to make eggs or release them properly during your menstrual cycle. This hormonal...

Learn About Our Minimally Invasive Solutions for Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, and Endometriosis Dec 11th, 2018

If you have uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis, surgery is sometimes a necessity if you want to feel better. You may require surgical treatment when more conservative approaches, such as medication, don’t work. Sometimes, doctors must perform gynecological treatment via open or traditional surgery — meaning it’s done through...

When Is Heavy Menstrual Flow Abnormal? Nov 15th, 2018

Months with heavier menstrual bleeding are common. Many women experience wide fluctuations in the amount of menstrual blood between periods, but not all episodes of excess flow can be classed as abnormally heavy, medically called menorrhagia. This is a condition where you not only experience major bleeding, but the associated...

Facts and Myths About the IUD and How It Stacks Up to Other Birth Control Options Oct 1st, 2018

Birth control is a top priority for many women. And there are a variety of options to choose from these days -- so many that it may be hard to pick one. Your doctor can help narrow the selection since not all methods of birth control are right for every...