Cervical Cancer Screenings

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with oncogenic, or high risk, types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. These sexually transmitted viruses are common in those who are sexually active with multiple partners, are having sex with someone who has multiple partners, or who is having … Read More

What You Need To Know About Vaginal Discharge

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Every woman deals with it, yet it is not something that most women readily discuss with others. Vaginal discharge is a normal part of being female as it is the body’s natural method of cleaning “down there.” Vaginal discharge is a mixture of cells produced by the vagina and cervix and the changes those cells … Read More

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a painful condition in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. With each menstrual cycle, the endometrium sheds through the vagina. Displaced endometrial tissue breaks down in the same way that normal endometrial tissue does, but because it has no way to exit the body, … Read More

What Are Menstrual Cramps?

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Women who are between the ages of adolescence and menopause experience a monthly menstrual cycle. This cycle occurs over an average of 28 days, and it makes pregnancy possible. When a woman menstruates, her body is shedding the lining of the uterus and menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the cervix and then passes … Read More

Irregular Periods

The duration and regularity of a menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman. While most women follow a routine cycle, some women can plan their year by their cycle. They can track their cycle on a calendar and know exactly which day of every month they will start their period. However, there are also many … Read More

Abnormal Bleeding

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding is defined as bleeding that occurs when women are not expected to be on their period, a menstrual flow that is heavier than normal, or when a woman is pregnant or has already gone through menopause. Many women experience some type of abnormal bleeding, and there are many possible causes. Women who … Read More

Bladder Issues

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Bladder issues are a common complaint among women. Whether it is an increased frequency, UTI infections, or urinary incontinence, bladder problems should never be ignored. The body is a dynamic machine that has thousands of working parts, each depending on the others for proper function. Issues with the bladder not only indicate a problem with … Read More

Stress and Your Monthly Cycle

Stress comes in many forms and has many different effects on the entire body. Stress can disrupt your sleep, prevent you from getting sleep, cause you to eat too much or too less, cause your skin to breakout, affect your mood, and it can also disrupt a woman’s menstrual cycle. When the body is under … Read More

Make Your Health Your New Year’s Resolution

As 2017 begins, now is the perfect time to decide that your health will be your New Year’s resolution. Women are more prone to certain conditions and diseases simply because of how their bodies are designed. The female reproduction system alone is highly complicated and intricate, and many different aspects of your health work together … Read More

Breast Self Exam

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Breast cancer is one of the most concerning diseases among women in the United States. A simple tool that can save a woman’s life is a breast self-examination done in the privacy of your own bathroom. Women of all ages are encouraged to perform a self-exam of their breasts at least once a month. This … Read More