A self-breast exam is a breast exam you give yourself. It's a way to feel for any areas in the breast that may feel tough or feel like a ball of tissue, which may be something to look into. Doing a self-breast exam is something you can do when laying in bed at night before you go to sleep. If you aren't giving yourself self-breast exams, you could be missing an issue in your breast, and when it's finally found, it could be too late.
7 April 2020
Vulvodynia is a serious concern for many women. The chronic condition causes pain and discomfort near the vulva, and unfortunately, there is often no specific cause. Vulvodynia can last for a long time, and the pain can lead to some serious sexual concerns for women. Vulvodynia is a form of sexual dysfunction. Do you suspect you have vulvodynia? Read on to learn more about the condition and how you might be able to seek treatment for this issue.
26 March 2020
The female reproductive system is extremely complex and can be prone to experience a number of different problems. While you may be diligent about meeting your other healthcare needs, it can be easy to overlook some of your sexual healthcare needs. Unfortunately, this can have a profound impact on your overall health, fertility, and quality of life. Undergo Regular Evaluations And Testing The most basic type of care that you should receive is a routine medical examination by a gynecologist.
19 December 2018
In the past, it was recommended that women receive an annual pelvic exam. But newer findings have suggested that women may only need a pelvic exam every three years. However, there are many situations in which you may need a pelvic exam this year. Health Conditions That Require a Pelvic Exam If you notice that you have the warning signs of certain diseases, you should consider going in for a pelvic exam.
23 September 2018
If you've had children or have advanced in years, it's not at all uncommon for you to find that you deal with vaginal relaxation. What this means is that the diameter of your vagina is no longer as closed in as it once was, and the muscles which line the walls of the vagina have lapsed a bit. It's an issue that can affect so many different areas of your life, but there is help for it.
7 December 2017
There are a number of birth control methods available. Anything from condoms (both male and female) and oral contraceptives, to progestin shots and a fairly newer method, which are implants. Implants can be either intrauterine or implanted in the upper arm. Both methods are very effective in preventing an unplanned pregnancy. Whatever method you choose, be sure to choose one that is best for you and for your partner to help protect both of you.
27 July 2017
There are many methods of birth control, including shots, pills, rings, and barriers. Besides barrier methods, the only non-hormonal type of birth control is the copper IUD, commonly referred to by its brand name: Paraguard. The copper IUD can be a great birth control option if it is right for you. Here's what you need to know about copper IUDs. How do they work? Copper IUDs work by creating a slightly inflammatory reaction in the uterus.
26 July 2017
If you're expecting a baby, you already have experienced many changes. However, there is a common condition that some women can develop in pregnancy that isn't entirely preventable: gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs when your body has trouble regulating its blood sugar during pregnancy. Without proper management, it can cause some complications for you and your baby. Even though gestational diabetes isn't always preventable, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk.
26 July 2017
Getting a diagnosis of endometriosis explains the discomfort you have been feeling. This condition is a painful disorder that causes tissue to grow outside of your uterus. This tissue is known as the endometrium. It lines the inside of your uterus. Read on to find out how to treat endometriosis while trying to become pregnant. How Does This Condition Affect Your Body? When you menstruate, your body sheds the lining of your uterus.
24 July 2017
Going to the gynecologist once per year and getting a breast exam at your appointment is just not enough. You need to perform self-breast exams at home too to help stay ahead of breast cancer. You may not be a doctor yourself, but that doesn't mean you can't find a questionable lump and have it examined further. See below for some self-breast exam tips so you know what to look for and the proper technique.
18 July 2017