Women’s Health Testing

Abnormal Pap Smears And HPV

The last thing any woman wants to hear is that her Pap results aren’t normal. Those words can prompt anxiety and fear, and even leave you convinced that your practitioner has gotten you confused with another patient. If your pap test has always been normal in the past, and if you always practice safe sex, […]

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Blood Pressure Readings — Taking Your Vital Signs

Having your blood pressure checked when you visit the doctor or dentist is so automatic that you may never have stopped to think about what is happening, and you may pay no attention to the readings at all. Often, the only time women think twice about their blood pressure is when they are told there […]

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Vitamin D Testing and Treatment – What You Need To Know

To test or not to test – recommendations for people who choose to get vitamin D testing – and some guidance for those who don’t How do I know if I need testing? What if I decide not to get tested? What specific test should I request from my healthcare provider? Do I need to […]

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Pap Test And HPV FAQ

Questions and answers about Pap testing and the human papilloma virus (HPV)  Women are usually very surprised and worried if their Pap smear results are abnormal. They have several questions, and in some cases it’s difficult for them to even know what questions to ask their practitioner. We’ve tried to take some of the fear out of […]

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Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: What To Expect

Anticipating your first pelvic exam and Pap test At our practice, where we integrate conventional and alternative ways of thinking, there has never been any doubt about the importance of annual examinations and regular Pap screenings for our patients. The anticipation of your first pelvic exam and Pap test can be nerve racking, but it […]

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Bone Mineral Density Testing and Bone Scan Results

You may have heard a lot about bone density and the risk of fractures; you might even be limiting your activities because you fear your bones aren’t strong enough to handle the pressure. But that may not be necessary at all – if you don’t truly understand bone density and what your body needs to […]

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Stool Analysis

Stool tests related to your digestive well-being At the Women to Women clinic we have learned over the years that many laboratories don’t really offer very helpful stool studies. Several patients become discouraged when their stool analysis comes back with a “normal” result while they are miserable with persistent digestive symptoms. Quite often, all we […]

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What Your Pap Test Results Mean

Women’s health testing: a guide for you When a laboratory technician looks at the section of cells that was taken from your cervix during your Pap test, they will be searching for indications of specific changes that occur within the cells (cervical dysplasia). These reveal a variety of discrete tiny characteristic changes which the cytologist […]

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