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V Book A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health

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ISBN-10: 0553381148

ISBN-13: 9780553381146

Edition: 2002

Authors: Elizabeth G. Stewart, Paula Spencer

List price: $18.00
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The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal--or “V”--health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation’s foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common “V” ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Elizabeth Gunther Stewart, M.D., FACOG, a Boston-based gynecologist, is director of the Stewart-Forbes Vulvovaginal Specialty Service at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Stewart is also Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and a member of Brigham and Women's Hospital staff. She speaks extensively about vulvovaginal disease to medical professionals. Her perspectives as a full-time vulvovaginal practitioner, a researcher, and a teacher shape her prominence as one of the leading voices advocating the emerging importance of her specialty. This book is an extension of her lectures, her clinical experience with patients, and patient-education…    

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
An Owner's Manual
The Mind: Why V health starts here
The Vulva: A road map to the external genitalia
The Vagina: Demystifying the amazing "secret" organ
At Different Ages: V changes throughout the life cycle
V Smarts: Everyday habits that make a difference
Sex Matters: V health facts for sexually active women
When You Need Help
The Most Bothersome Symptoms: Possible causes and cures
Now What? How to proceed when there's trouble
The Ideal V Exam: What to say, what to expect, and a guide to tests
Problem and Answer Guide
Yeast Infections: Separating the truths from the popular beliefs
BV: The leading cause of vaginal complaints
Trich: The STD that causes vaginitis
Vag Itch, Continued: Lesser-known sources of vaginitis
Could You Be Allergic? Surprising irritants that trigger the body to attack
When Skin Gets Sick: The vulva sees these skin conditions too
V Bumps and Color Changes: Should you be alarmed? Usually not
"It Hurts": New insights into the V pain syndrome vulvodynia
Sexual Healing: Help for coping with painful intercourse
Bladder Pain: Feeling the burn that could be UTI or IC
The Lifetime Virus: Living with genital herpes
The Crafty Virus: HPV causes warts, abnormal Paps, cervical cancer--and nothing
V Cancer and Precancer: Reassuring facts about uncommon conditions
V is for Voice: Some parting thoughts
Resources
Journal Abbreviations
Notes
Index