Posts Categorized: Women’s Health

Early Signs You May Be Pregnant

Am I pregnant, getting my period, or do I have another health condition? For many women experiencing certain physical symptoms, that is the ultimate question. There are a wide range of health conditions, including just your normal period, with symptoms that can mimic signs of early pregnancy. The more of these symptoms you experience at… Read more »

Understanding Endometriosis

Unless you or someone you know has endometriosis, it’s likely a condition that you’ve heard of but don’t know much about. The sad truth is, a lot of the symptoms of endometriosis—namely pain associated with menstruation—have become normalized. Women expect their period to cause pain, and are therefore unlikely to speak up or even realize… Read more »

Tips for Women Getting Their First Mammogram

Mammograms are considered an essential screening exam for women’s health. Once you reach the age of 40 or so—or before if you have certain health conditions or medical history—you should schedule mammograms yearly, just as you do a gynecology exam. They are one of the most accurate and efficient tools for detecting breast cancer in… Read more »

STIs in America: Get the Facts

Our knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and infections has expanded exponentially over the last few decades. Advances in research and technology have helped us make strides in better understanding, preventing, and treating a wide range of the surprisingly common viruses and infections in this category. Thanks to increased availability in reliable STD and STI testing… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Vaginal Itching

Vaginal itching—no woman likes to talk about it and, even more so, no woman likes to experience it. The uncomfortable sensation can range from mild and brief to severe and persistent. Despite any conclusions you may jump to though, it is usually not cause for major concern. In fact, almost every woman will experience vaginal… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Feminine Hygiene

We all learn the rules of basic hygiene while growing up: wash your hands after using the bathroom, put on deodorant every morning, wear a fresh pair of underwear every day, and so on and so forth. On top of these normal cleanliness practices, women also need to learn the specifics of feminine hygiene as… Read more »

What’s the Deal with Menstrual Cups?

For a long time, the only choices most women have known when it comes to menstrual products have been pads and tampons. Over the past few years, however, other alternative options have emerged more prominently and become more widely used. One of the most popular of these alternatives is the menstrual cup. Although many women… Read more »