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Missed a Period But Not Pregnant? Learn About Amenorrhea

Getting your period isn't much fun for most women - but missing it when you're sure you're not pregnant can definitely be worrying. This could be a sign of amenorrhea, a condition where about 1 in 25 menstruating women stop getting their periods. It often hints that something's out of balance in your body. In ...
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2024-06-19T10:52:15-05:00June 19th, 2024|Menstrual Cycle|0 Comments

What Bladder Prolapse Feels Like and Treatment Options

Bladder prolapse, or cystocele, occurs when the supportive structures in the pelvis weaken. It's very common and can affect anyone, but it's most prevalent in women. About half of women over 50 will experience some level of bladder prolapse, and around 12% of women in America may need surgery for it.  While it's not life-threatening, ...
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2024-06-03T11:44:12-05:00May 30th, 2024|Women's Health|0 Comments

DES Exposure In Women and Lifelong Risk

What is DES? Diethylstilbestrol (DES), commonly known as "DES hormone" or "stilboestrol," was a human made synthetic form of the female hormone estrogen. It gained widespread use as a medication from the 1940s through the 1970s, primarily prescribed to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages and complications during pregnancy. Physicians believed that DES could support ...
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2024-04-04T15:28:47-05:00April 4th, 2024|Women's Health|0 Comments

Your Guide to Ovarian Hypofunction

Navigating Ovarian Hypofunction Welcome to our comprehensive guide on ovarian hypofunction—a topic that might feel overwhelming at first, but fear not. We're here to break it down into manageable pieces and provide you with all the necessary information and support. Whether you've recently received a diagnosis or you're seeking information for yourself or a ...
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2024-03-20T10:26:03-05:00March 20th, 2024|Women's Health|0 Comments

Is Your Fertility Impacted by Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Let's chat about Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a common but often misunderstood infection affecting over a million women in the United States each year. We hope to shed light on why early detection is crucial for women's reproductive health, as this infection may be hard to spot. Pelvic Inflammatory ...
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2024-02-29T00:19:46-05:00January 17th, 2024|Women's Health|Comments Off on Is Your Fertility Impacted by Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

The Most Common Birth Defects

Anticipation, excitement, love, and nervousness are natural emotions when bringing a new life into the world. It is a time that can also bring concern and uncertainty along the way for parents. One of the worries many parents may face is the possibility of their child being born with a birth defect or congenital abnormality. ...
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2023-10-13T11:02:03-05:00October 13th, 2023|Baby|Comments Off on The Most Common Birth Defects

All About Female Hormone Disorders

Gaining weight despite diet and exercise, having an emotional outburst over the slightest mishap, energy slumps, skin issues, hair thinning, trouble sleeping, and a sluggish sex drive are all common issues women face. It's easy to chalk these things up to the natural progression of aging or the grind of daily stress. Yet, the truth ...
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2023-09-25T09:16:42-05:00August 22nd, 2023|Women's Health|Comments Off on All About Female Hormone Disorders

Living With Vulvodynia

One of the most frustrating and embarrassing things a woman can deal with is unexplained burning, soreness, itching, or pain "down there." These discomforts not only interfere with daily life and intimacy but also pose a challenge when it comes to identifying the underlying cause, given the numerous medical conditions that may exhibit similar symptoms. ...
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2023-07-20T10:49:02-05:00July 20th, 2023|Women's Health|Comments Off on Living With Vulvodynia

Are You On Track for a Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a real pain—literally. They leave you in agony and often recur over and over again. In fact, statistics show that 27% of women will experience another UTI within 6 months of their first one. No doubt, UTIs seem to have a mind of their own. Just when you think you're ...
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2023-10-16T14:49:08-05:00June 27th, 2023|Women's Health|Comments Off on Are You On Track for a Urinary Tract Infection?

How To Recognize and Handle an Ectopic Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative time in a woman's life, but it can also bring unexpected challenges and uncertainties. Today, we want to provide valuable information on a pregnancy complication that affects many women: ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.   Though ...
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2023-10-16T14:42:15-05:00May 30th, 2023|Pregnancy|Comments Off on How To Recognize and Handle an Ectopic Pregnancy

Your Unexplained Symptoms May Be a Hormone Disorder

Are you feeling tired and irritable? Noticing that your hair is thinning and your waistline expanding? How about your sex life? Is your drive at an all-time low, and intercourse not as "exciting" as it once was? You might think these things are just an unfortunate result of getting older or from everyday stress, but ...
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2023-10-16T14:52:01-05:00April 25th, 2023|Women's Health|Comments Off on Your Unexplained Symptoms May Be a Hormone Disorder

Why You Might Be Getting Recurring UTIs

The burning sensation, lower belly pain, cloudy, odorous, blood-tinged urine, and, let's not forget, the frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder, only to barely be able to produce any urine. If you've had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know these symptoms all too well and have probably tried just about anything to ...
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2024-07-03T14:21:44-05:00March 21st, 2023|STD|Comments Off on Why You Might Be Getting Recurring UTIs

Is Your PMS Extreme? You May Have PMDD

Ah, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). For some of us, this phrase triggers a wave of dread. But don’t worry—with the right knowledge, you can successfully manage PMDD and get through the monthly cycle with your sanity intact. So, let's take a light-hearted look at Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and explore its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. ...
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2023-02-14T17:51:21-05:00February 14th, 2023|Menstrual Cycle|Comments Off on Is Your PMS Extreme? You May Have PMDD

Why You Keep Getting Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, is an imbalance of healthy bacteria in your vagina. When certain types of bacteria (anaerobes) outnumber the good bacteria (lactobacilli), you can get BV. Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection, affecting 1 in 3 women at some point. Some women have recurring cases of BV. However, many women with BV ...
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2024-07-02T16:05:20-05:00December 14th, 2022|Women's Health|Comments Off on Why You Keep Getting Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Living With Uterine Polyps

If you are experiencing unexplained bleeding, heavy or inconsistent menstrual periods, or unusual discharge, uterine polyps aren't typically the first cause to come to mind. Uterine polyps, also known as endometrial polyps, are not a condition most women are familiar with, but they aren't rare. Up to 3 in 10 women will have uterine polyps ...
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2022-11-15T22:12:53-05:00November 15th, 2022|Women's Health|Comments Off on Living With Uterine Polyps

Dysmenorrhea: What It Is and How to Deal With It

Most women will experience some form of dysmenorrhea, or pain during menstruation, at some point in their lives. For some, the pain is mild and manageable. For others, it can be severe enough to interfere with daily activities. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for dealing with dysmenorrhea, there are a few things that can ...
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2022-12-22T11:21:32-05:00September 13th, 2022|Menstrual Cycle|Comments Off on Dysmenorrhea: What It Is and How to Deal With It

What You Need to Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a warning you may have seen on your package of tampons or other feminine products. The name itself sounds pretty scary, and that's because it can be a very serious illness if not treated properly. Toxic Shock Syndrome, also known as TSS, is a very real risk if you don't know ...
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2022-12-22T11:26:32-05:00August 10th, 2022|Menstrual Cycle|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Adenomyosis: The Silent Disease Women Experience

Adenomyosis is a disease that causes many symptoms that women experience without understanding the cause. Women just accept that their period is painful without realizing it is due to a disorder. This disease affects the uterus and can lead to infertility and other issues. Adenomyosis is often misdiagnosed as other conditions, such as fibroids ...
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2024-07-04T15:20:22-05:00June 20th, 2022|Menstrual Cycle|Comments Off on Adenomyosis: The Silent Disease Women Experience

What You Need to Know About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Women's menstrual cycles are all unique to each person. For some, their period comes like clockwork every 28 days. For many, their cycle length varies every month by a few days. And some women even experience periods so irregular that they are impossible to track. You may wonder, how do you know if your period ...
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2022-12-22T11:25:52-05:00June 7th, 2022|Menstrual Cycle|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

STDs: The Ultimate Guide You Don’t Want to Talk About

The CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur each year in the United States. That’s a lot of sexually transmitted diseases. And it’s not just happening to other people; you or someone close to you might have an STD and not even know it. STDs are caused by bacteria, parasites, ...
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2022-04-08T21:59:41-05:00April 8th, 2022|Women's Health|Comments Off on STDs: The Ultimate Guide You Don’t Want to Talk About
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