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Blue Balls, Blue Vulva–is This a Thing? GynoGirl Answers.

So, I guess recently there was a TikTok video that went viral about blue balls. I am not on TikTok as it would serve as an embarrassment to my kids (apparently) and would probably lead to marital problems, because it is such a great time-suck but..I did hear about this video because I have been DM’d about it and also patients have asked and I am now answering.  Epididymal Hypertension So, this...

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Brown Girls and PCOS

I’ve mentioned before, I am the daughter of South Asian (includes Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka,Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh) immigrants and practice in downtown Chicago. I proudly treat all races, religions and ethnicities. We all know representation matters and so does cultural sensitivity. Much of the South Asian diaspora live here in Chicago, so I  have a high percentage of South Asians that I treat. Besides treating a lot of...

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Gynogirl Reacts to Vagisil ® Controversy: Vaginal Health and Menstrual Shaming

Recently, Vagisil unleashed a new product into the market of feminine hygiene--and I am not speaking of sanitary pads, tampons or cups.  The new OMV ®  line targets teenage girls with their wipes, wash and serum products.  The feminine hygiene industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that usually only preys on the insecurities of women who have been indoctrinated to believe that their vagina should smell a certain way and...

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and Effective Treatments

Vaginal Atrophy- In the best sense the word "atrophy" means to waste away.  In our worst connotation it means to shrivel, deteriorate or become a vestigial during evolution. Dear Lord, is this what we want to think of the vagina for almost half the women in menopause? Certainly not, and yet it was not until 2014 when the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the North...