If you are a postmenopausal woman who is experiencing urinary and sexual challenges, you may be suffering from vaginal atrophy. This is a condition that has many different side-effects (as will be discussed later). This condition is caused by an insufficient amount of estrogen in your body, as is common following menopause. Vaginal atrophy affects women in different ways, but there are a few tell-tale signs. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor.
15 January 2021
Many women will experience vaginal atrophy during menopause, in which the tissue in the vagina begins to break down due to a lack of estrogen in the body. Vaginal tissue is sensitive to estrogen fluctuations, and estrogen levels are greatly reduced during menopause. The amount of collagen and elastin in vaginal tissue decreases along with the amount of natural lubrication produced. Due to the reduced amount of lubrication and breakdown of vaginal tissue, many post-menopausal women find sexual intercourse to be painful, and this can significantly reduce the amount of intimacy that these women feel with their partners.
23 November 2019
If you have your first gynecological visit and need to have a PAP smear completed, then you may be wondering if there is something that you should do before the exam. Well, keep reading to learn about a few things that are necessary beforehand. Avoid Sex and Vaginal Products PAP smears are completed to test your cervix for abnormal cells. This is necessary to check for both precancerous and cancerous conditions and the collection of the cells requires access to the cervix and an uncontaminated specimen.
5 December 2018
Even if you consider yourself to be a pro when it comes to birth control, there is still a slight possibility that you are doing something wrong. Since the stakes are so high, you should periodically assess your usage of your preferred birth control method to ensure you are still on the right path. To help you navigate the complex world of birth control, here are some mistakes that you could be making and what you could do to avoid them.
23 January 2017
Some women decide very early on in life that they just do not want children. Others just want to have sex without the consequences of pregnancy. Whatever your reasons, if you want to cross pregnancy and children off your list completely, there are some permanent and irreversible forms of birth control just for women. Oophorectomy This is the complete removal of your ovaries. Without your ovaries, there is no chance you will ever get pregnant, period.
20 January 2017
For many women, their menstrual cramps stop or slow down once they become mothers or enter middle age. But if you're over 40 years of age and still have painful periods, take steps to find out why now. Menstrual cramping, or dysmenorrhea, can be a sign of a more serious gynecological condition, such as uterine fibroids. Here's a possible reason for your cramps and what you might do to treat it. Why Are Your Cramps So Bad?
19 January 2017
In order for doctors to detect gynecologic cancers early, women need to be able to recognize the symptoms that something is amiss with their bodies. Awareness of the warning symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and treatment—both of which can save your life. The sooner a gynecologic oncologist can start treatment, the more effective it will be. Types of Gynecologic Cancer Gynecologic and genital cancers can take several different forms. Although the symptoms and risk factors for the various cancers differ, some cancers of the reproductive organs share similar symptoms.
12 January 2017