Blog Archive

Signs of a UTI Sep 12th, 2021

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. Most of the time, UTIs aren’t serious, but without proper treatment, they can lead to more serious problems.  At Apple Hill Gynecology, our staff and Dr. Marsha Bornt see many patients each year...

Understanding the Different Types of Birth Control Aug 15th, 2021

Planning your family is a big step, and contraception is an important element. When it comes to birth control, there are more choices than imaginable just a few decades ago. How do you know what’s right for you?  At Apple Hill Gynecology, our staff understands how crucial it is to...

Help for Your Menopausal Symptoms Jul 21st, 2021

Menopause may be a natural transition, but that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable or pleasant. For some women, the symptoms associated with menopause are so severe it’s difficult to complete their normal daily activities.  At Apple Hill Gynecology, our staff, led by Marsha Bornt, MD and Donna Lamson, CRNP, MSN, WHNP-BC,...

Does PCOS Impact Fertility? Jun 28th, 2021

Let’s start with two startling coincidental facts: 10% of American women aged 15-44 have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  10% of American women experience fertility problems Although PCOS doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the most common cause...

At-Home Remedies to Get You Through a UTI May 25th, 2021

If, like 60% of American women, you’ve had a urinary tract infection (UTI), and that burning sensation when you urinate strikes, you know you need to take action fast to avoid some serious pain. You’ve probably heard of a few home remedies, but do any of them actually work? Marsha...

Yes, You Should See Your Gynecologist Annually Apr 20th, 2021

You’re busy, and if you’re feeling well, it’s easy to push your annual well-woman visit to the bottom of your to-do list. However, many women’s health issues don’t cause symptoms in their early stages. Preventive health screenings are the best way to catch these diseases early and treat them before...

What Does Your Vaginal Discharge Mean? Mar 1st, 2021

Most women begin to produce discharge around the time they begin to menstruate. The amount, consistency, and appearance vary among women. Vaginal discharge is how your vagina expels excess fluids, cells, and bacteria and is typically a sign of a healthy, clean vagina. However, if you have abnormal discharge, it...

Our Tips on Avoiding Urinary Tract Infections Feb 16th, 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common health problem — approximately 20% of women will have a UTI at some point in their lives. And, once you have one UTI, your chances of having another one increase. Your best bet is to take care of your body to avoid getting...

Is Pelvic Pain Ever Normal? Jan 13th, 2021

Many women are accustomed to mild menstrual cramping — approximately 80%, according to Women’s Health Concern. However, if you’re in the 5-10% of women who experience such severe pelvic pain that you can’t go to work or cope with other responsibilities, it could be a sign of a more serious...

Why You Shouldn’t Suffer Through Heavy Periods Dec 10th, 2020

Every woman has a unique experience with her menstrual cycle. Some women breeze through each month without any disruptions, while others are concerned they might bleed to death before it’s over. Many women are conditioned to accept that their period is just something they have to put up with. However,...

Which Birth Control Method Is Right for You? Nov 12th, 2020

Around two-thirds of American women aged 15-49 use some type of birth control. Contraception is a critical part of women’s health care, helping you to avoid unplanned pregnancies, and in some cases, STDs.  At Apple Hill Gynecology, in York, Pennsylvania, Marsha D. Bornt, MD, and Donna Lamson, CRNP, MSN, WHNP-BC,...

If You’re Sexually Active, Here’s What You Need to Know About STDs Oct 14th, 2020

If you were paying attention during sex ed, you know that you can pick up and spread a wide range of STDs through sexual contact. Since sex ed was a long time ago for most of us, let’s review some STD facts that you need to know if you’re sexually...

Top Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy Sep 15th, 2020

Every year around 600,000 American women have hysterectomies. It’s one of the most common women’s health surgeries today. It’s rarely performed as an emergency, which means that you have plenty of time to consider your options and make the best decision for your health.  At Apple Hill Gynecology, in York,...

Here’s How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Aug 12th, 2020

Female hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, influence your mood throughout your life. In fact, women are twice as likely as men to develop depression, and between 50-75% of new mothers experience “baby blues” — and 15% of those women develop postpartum depression. Although medical researchers haven’t identified the specific...

Myths and Facts About HPV Jul 24th, 2020

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STD in the US. Though it’s usually harmless, it can also lead to cervical cancer or genital warts. HPV is also widely misunderstood. There is too much misinformation floating around about this incredibly prevalent disease.  At Apple Hill Gynecology, in York, Pennsylvania,...

Is a Birth Control Implant Right For you? Jun 15th, 2020

Maybe you don’t want to get pregnant. Maybe you’re just not ready yet to start a family. No matter your reason, you’re going to have to use some form of birth control to prevent conception. But there are a lot of options out there — which one should you choose?...