Why do women who live together have their periods at the same time? It’s a persistent story among women that doctors and scientists have worked to unravel.
Painful cramps around the time of your period is so common these days that women think that’s just the way it is. But it doesn’t have to be. Find out why.
Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More
Despite the fact that endometriosis is fairly common, we still don’t have a good handle on exactly what causes the condition. This has prevented researchers from developing the most effective treatments. Several new studies may offer promise for women with endometriosis. These studies may signal potential breakthroughs, leading to much more effective ways to alleviate the pain that endometriosis causes. Endometriosis occurs when tissue, which … Read More
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If you have ever thought about canceling or rescheduling your GYN or Pap smear appointment because you’re on your period, think again. Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains why she strongly encourages patients not to cancel or reschedule their appointment. She cites that Pap smear screenings can still be preformed during menstruation and there are … Read More
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome strikes every month, leaving women crampy, bloated, weepy or irritable. But for some women, their extreme PMS symptoms turn their lives upside down, affecting their jobs and relationships. That’s no way to go through life. Find out how your doctor can help control your monthly hormone surges to get you relief.
More than half of all women have fibroids. The good news is that many of them don’t even know it. If you have fibroids that cause painful periods and other problems, don’t agree to a hysterectomy before getting a second opinion. Experts have many less invasive ways to treat these uterine growths, from medication to … Read More