Khashayar Shakiba, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Protect Yourself with GARDASIL 9, the “HPV Vaccine”

On the Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey blog, we recently published this blog, which provided a general overview of human papillomavirus (“HPV”). Just to recap, of all the sexually transmitted viruses, HPV is by far the most popular—as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Nearly all sexually active men and women will [...]

By | 2017-11-16T16:22:30+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What is HPV? An Overview

Human papillomavirus (commonly called “HPV”) includes a group of more than 150 related viruses. Given the large number of viruses in this group, each type of HPV is given a specific, identifying number—for example, HPV 14.[1] Keep in mind that HPV is a completely different virus than other well-known, sexually transmitted viruses such as herpes [...]

By | 2017-11-16T16:16:17+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Infertility?

If you have never tried to conceive, you may have never even thought of questioning your fertility. For most women, though, it does not take more than a few months of trying to become pregnant before they start worrying about their reproductive health. […]

By | 2017-10-13T20:39:52+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Should You Continue Taking Birth Control During Menopause?

Although many women complain about the worst of their menopausal symptoms, there are several benefits of entering this next stage of life. For example, you no longer have to deal with menstruation every month, nor do you theoretically risk conceiving every time you are intimate with a partner. […]

By | 2017-10-06T20:37:38+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Is the Fourth Trimester?

If any of your friends or siblings have had children, you probably already know that pregnancy is measured in trimesters. The normal gestation period is around 38 weeks, but doctors typically estimate a woman’s due date from the first day of her last menstrual period, making it 40 weeks in total. […]

By | 2017-09-28T20:42:28+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Why Is My Period Late? 5 Possible Causes from a Ridgewood Gynecologist

Unless you and your partner are actively trying to conceive, a late period may be cause for concern. Your first thought may be an unplanned pregnancy, but the reality is there are dozens of possible reasons for irregular menstruation. […]

By | 2017-09-15T14:03:36+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

5 Surprising Effects of Pregnancy on the Body

Stretch marks, tender breasts, and swollen feet are just three effects that pregnancy can have on a woman’s body. Most moms-to-be are aware of these particular effects and prepare for them, but what about the dozens of others that no one discusses? […]

By | 2017-09-14T18:09:55+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

How Soon after Conception Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you and your partner are trying to conceive, you may feel inclined to take pregnancy tests fairly frequently. Waiting to learn if you are pregnant can be both exciting and nerve-racking, and it is natural to want to know as soon as possible. If you take a home pregnancy test too soon after conceiving, [...]

By | 2017-09-06T20:08:28+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Why Does It Hurt During Sex?

Painful intercourse can be troublesome from both a physiological perspective and a psychological one. If sex has suddenly become uncomfortable for you, you may be suffering from a medical condition that requires treatment. And if the lack of intimacy is affecting your relationship, you’re probably suffering on an emotional level, as well. […]

By | 2017-09-06T20:08:28+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments