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The following articles were written by Dr. Hill, Medical Director for Loch Haven OB/GYN. We hope you find these articles helpful as you seek information about women’s health issues. Permission is granted to print these articles for non-profit, educational purposes.

Becoming an Ob/Gyn

A number of people have expressed confusion about the education and qualifications one must possess in order to become an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Before You Become Pregnant

Planning to start a family is an exciting time. Many women and their partners wonder if there is anything they can do to help make this both successful and safe.

Cesarean Section

One of the most controversial topics in modern obstetrics is cesarean section.

Endometrial Polyps

As our ability to look inside the uterus improves, many women are told they have a common abnormality of the uterine lining, called endometrial polyps.


Endometriosis is a common and often frustrating gynecologic condition that can cause a number of disturbing symptoms.

Genital Warts

Genital warts, also called condylomata, is a common infection of the female reproductive tract.


Hysteroscopy is a gynecologic procedure that involves placing a small tube with a camera on one end and a light on the other into the uterus to tell if there are problems within the uterine cavity.

Laparoscopy: What is it, when is it done and what can it do?

Laparoscopy, looking inside the abdomen through a tube placed through a small incision, is a procedure commonly used by gynecologists to diagnose and treat a number of medical conditions.

Painful Intercourse

Painful sexual intercourse, called dyspareunia in medical terminology (pronounced “dis-pair-une-ee-ah”), is a common complaint among women seeking gynecologic care.

Painful Periods

Many women suffer from painful periods, called "dysmenorrhea" in medical language.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID, is an infectious disease that affects millions of U.S. women and girls each year.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are one of the most common medical conditions affecting women.

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are one of the most common infections occurring in women. Although they are rarely dangerous, they can be very bothersome and uncomfortable.