How Does an Ultrasound Work?

If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and not sure what to do, getting an ultrasound is a great first step. An ultrasound works by using a transducer to send sound waves through your body. These waves bounce off your bones and tissues. The device then catches these waves as they bounce back and turns them into a

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How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Pregnancy testing is the first step toward confirming a pregnancy. While a positive result might indicate pregnancy, an ultrasound is necessary for confirming essential details. Many women go for home pregnancy testing to assess the possibility of being pregnant; however, these tests can sometimes give inaccurate results. Lab-quality pregnancy testing offers a more reliable confirmation

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When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Think you might be pregnant? If so, you’ve probably got a ton of questions, and one big one might be when to take a pregnancy test. Typically, you test the first day after you miss your period because most home pregnancy tests say they’re about 99% accurate. Continue reading to learn about how pregnancy testing

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STI Testing Accuracy: How Accurate Are STI Tests?

If you’re experiencing symptoms that might be related to a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s natural to have questions about the reliability of tests and the effectiveness of treatments. Oasis Medical is here to provide clarity and guidance regarding STIs. When conducted properly, STI testing can be highly accurate. There’s also the option of at-home

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Will I Pass My STI to My Child?

The risk of transmitting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to your child depends on various factors, including the type of STI and the treatments available to you. The first step is to get tested, which you can do at Oasis Medical. Many women avoid regular testing because they don’t have symptoms, which happens with many

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Will My Insurance Pay for My Girlfriend’s Abortion?

If your girlfriend is considering abortion, she may wonder whether insurance or Medicaid covers the procedure’s costs. First, know that abortion is illegal in Tennesee. Your girlfriend must travel to another state for the procedure. Your girlfriend can only have medical expenses covered under your insurance if she is listed on your plan (i.e., as

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What is a Medical Abortion?

Medical abortion uses medications to terminate an early, viable pregnancy. If you have an unplanned pregnancy, understanding the side effects and risks of abortion procedures is crucial. Don’t go uninformed when making a pregnancy decision—your health matters. What Are the Side Effects of Abortion Drugs? Two abortion medications, mifepristone and misoprostol, terminate the pregnancy during

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Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

An online abortion happens when a physician prescribes abortion medications to a woman after a telehealth appointment. She can then pick up the drugs at a local pharmacy or by mail to self-abort at home.  In Tennessee, abortion is illegal, with narrow exceptions that include life endangerment. Because of this, telehealth abortions are not permissible

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Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

Many STDs can go unnoticed or undiagnosed for a while, and because of this, it can seem like they’ll resolve themselves in time. This is, unfortunately, not always the case, and receiving immediate treatment is necessary to take care of most STDs and protect your long-term health. What is an STD? STD stands for sexually

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Fast Facts about Amenorrhea

Have you missed a period? There could be several reasons why. According to the Mayo Clinic there are two types of Amenorrhea, Primary and Secondary. Primary Amenorrhea is for someone who has never had a period. If you think you should have started and haven’t, you may need further investigation. It can be normal for

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