Women's Health Topics

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition found in 10% of women where the cells that typically line the inside of the uterus are found in other places including the tissue that lines the pelvis, bladder, bowel, and rarely other more distant places like lung or brain.
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Before you pick out that intimate lubricant…

The topic of intimate lubricants is no longer reserved for private conversations with your doctor or local pharmacist, even being advertised regularly on TV.
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Giving birth will likely affect your sex life

Your body goes through a lot during pregnancy and giving birth. When you are once again ready to be intimate, it’s important to be aware of some of the physical changes you may experience. These can occur with a traditional delivery or a cesarean.
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Talking to girls about their changing bodies

Discussing with young girls the physical changes that come with puberty can be challenging for parents and legal guardians. However, it’s a women's health topic that shouldn’t be ignored or put on the back burner.
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Pregnant? You Can Still Train for the Bellin Run

Pregnant women don’t have to shelve their Bellin Run dreams, says a pregnancy expert at Bellin Health Generations, a women’s health clinic.
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You’ve delivered your baby, now let’s talk about urinary incontinence

Urine leakage days after a vaginal delivery is quite common. It can continue for days, weeks or even months. Urine leakage, also called urinary incontinence, often improves on its own. When it doesn’t, there are many options available to correct the irregularity.
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Debunking 5 Pregnancy Myths

When you're expecting, you can also expect plenty of advice on what to eat and drink – and what to avoid. The advice will come in many forms. It can be overwhelming. To help moms-to-be, here is a list of common pregnancy-related myths.
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Am I warm or is this a hot flash?

A hot flash is a signature symptom of menopause – when a woman permanently stops experiencing her menstrual cycles. And if you’re one of the 37.5 million American women nearing menopausal age, you probably already know firsthand what a hot flash is.
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What does Pap mean?

A Papanicolaou test, or Pap smear, screens against cervical cancer. The test is typically part of a woman’s annual pelvic exam. To perform a Pap smear, the doctor takes a brushing of cells from the cervix and sends them off to the laboratory to be examined under a microscope. The microscopic examination looks for any abnormal cells that could be precancerous.
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