Dysmenorrhea is the medical term used to describe painful cramps during menstruation. These are caused by uterine contractions. As the uterus tightens, it can press on nearby blood vessels and cut off the oxygen supply to muscle tissue. This causes … [Read more...] about Reducing Painful Cramps During Menstruation
Signs That You Should See a Doctor About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Patients with infection in the female reproductive organs may be suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease. There are often no symptoms, and the patient may have no idea the problem exists. The condition develops as sexually-transmitted bacteria … [Read more...] about Signs That You Should See a Doctor About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Reasons for Having a Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the uterus. There are three primary types of hysterectomy that your doctor may recommend based on your medical needs. They include: Total Hysterectomy – This procedure includes … [Read more...] about Reasons for Having a Hysterectomy
3 Common Causes of Pain During Sex
Help to Get Your Sex Life Back on Track Painful intercourse can be a real problem for sexually active adults. What should be a pleasant experience can become very uncomfortable. Rather than avoid having sex, you should first consider possible … [Read more...] about 3 Common Causes of Pain During Sex
Should I Douche?
Approximately one in five U.S. women between the ages of 15 and 44 douche. Douche is a French word that means “soak” or “wash.” In the United States, it refers to using a mixture of water and other fluids to clean out the vagina. Commercially … [Read more...] about Should I Douche?