Examination of Vaginal Wet Preps (Wet Mount) Training Video

music It’s a typical clinic day. A patient has noticed some itching, or maybe an unpleasant vaginal odor. During her exam, the clinician will check vaginal pH, examine any discharge that’s present, and collect a sample. Then, it’s on to the microscope. music This is where you’ll gather more specific information about what’s causing those […]

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: By Kate Pulman M.D.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding may occur in the following scenarios: Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, Intermenstrual bleeding, Bleeding associated with pregnancy, or Post-menopausal bleeding. There are four important circumstances that you cannot afford to miss: Disorders of early pregnancy: all women of reproductive age who present with vaginal bleeding should have a pregnancy test. Bleeding in […]

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Prenatal Care: By Fiona Mattatall M.D.

In medicine we don’t often affect the care of more than one patient at a time. With prenatal care we have two patients: the mother and the fetus. Prenatal care includes a series of office visits spanning the pregnancy to postpartum. Also performed are investigations throughout. The goal of this care is to minimize morbidity […]

Abdominal Distension: The 6 Fs that can help your diagnosis

The approach to a patient with abdominal distention needs to be viewed in the appropriate clinical context. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of a good history which will determine your level of concern in working your patient up. As a gastroenterologist, many patients who see me in clinic have chronic gastrointestinal complaints, most notably […]