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
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
Women whose heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise need to see a doctor. If no serious problem is found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier. Hysterectomy is not the only solution. Depending on what is causing the issue, your doctor might recommend tranexamic acid, an over-the-counter remedy, … Read More
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
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Do you ever get tired of being told to go along with the flow? I do! Just because many midlife perimenopausal women experience heavy menstrual flow, it does not mean you have to accept this.