New Blog Location!

Hello everyone and happy 2021! Dr. Polcino’s blog has moved to a new website location: http://drpolcino.com Please visit this URL address to continue reading Dr. Polcino’s newest recipe posts!  If you have been following his blog, you will need to follow the blog at this new location to keep receiving his latest updates and posts. …

Some Points You May Not Know About HPV

…..Let us continue our HPV informational journey with a few essential points: HPV infections are almost exclusively acquired from sexual exposure. The virus has been detected in multiple sites on both the male and female genital areas. The cervix is the most common site for the infection. Transmission between the mother and infant has been…

Hysterectomies in This Day and Age

.….A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.  There are many reasons to have this surgical procedure, and the decision to undergo a hysterectomy must never be made lightly.  Today, the decisions are becoming more complicated as the surgical techniques change and more options are available. …..The first laparoscopic hysterectomy was performed about 25 years…

Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus

…..To finish up our review of lichen sclerosus, I want to leave you with some important points: Pruritus is the most common symptom, occurring in 99% of women, vulvar irritation occurs in 60%, and vulvar burning and painful sex in 30% High potency corticosteroids are the treatment of choice with 80% experiencing complete remission Clobetasol…

Gonorrhea – A Condition Which Often Lacks Symptoms

…..Next in my series about sexually transmitted infections in adolescents, we will be discussing gonorrhea. …..Gonorrhea is a common STI in the adolescent and young adult population (15 to 25).  There are about 750,000 cases each year, with women having a slightly higher rate than men.  We should use the same targeted screening that is…

Some Points You Should Know About Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

…..Let us end our review of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy with a few points: Early pregnancy bleeding often stops on its own, and the cause is not always determined. Vaginal bleeding is a common problem, and observing vaginal sonograms and hCG blood levels is helpful to determine the cause of the bleeding and to assess the…