Category Archives: Gyneacology

Vaginal discharge, causes and treatment

What Is Vaginal Discharge? Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that flows out of the vaginal opening. Most women have vaginal discharge to some extent, and a small amount of vaginal discharge is a reflection of the body’s normal cleansing process. The amount and type of vaginal discharge also varies among women and… Read More »

Family Planning Methods

Whether you are planning to have kids or not, you will at some point want to know more about family planning methods. This will help you either space out the kids you plan on having or avoid having children. If you want children and cannot seem to get pregnant, family planning can help lead you… Read More »

Trichomoniasis in Men

Trichomoniasis is an infectious disease that is transmitted through sexual activity with a partner who has infected with it. Trichomonas is a parasite that is sometimes referred to as “trich”. It is considered the most common curable sexually transmitted diseases in young women who are sexually active. It is estimated that about 3.7 million individuals… Read More »

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY

A woman’s body goes through drastic physiological changes from the day she conceives to weeks after the delivery of her baby. It is important to differentiate the physiological changes of pregnancy from other pathological conditions. This section will discuss signs and symptoms that are indicative of pregnancy. Cessation of menses: Pregnancy is highly likely if 10… Read More »

Bleeding Between Periods: Cancer and Other Causes

If you notice recurring vaginal bleeding between periods, don’t brush it aside. It could be a sign of a serious medical condition. Also referred to as spotting, intermenstrual bleeding or metrorrhagia, vaginal bleeding between periods is associated with a number of causes, some of which can be very dangerous. In case you notice any kind of… Read More »

Does Birth Control Make You Moody?

Introduced in 1960, the birth control pill simplified the lives of women by helping them take control of their reproductive health. However, the pill has several side effects, and some of them are as serious as blood clots and an increased risk of stroke. Many studies have also found that birth control pills may have… Read More »

Thyroid and Menopause

During the onset of menopause, many women experience symptoms such as insomnia, mood swings, depression and fatigue. However, these symptoms are also the hallmarks of thyroid disorder. Because the symptoms are so similar, many women who think they are just experiencing menopause may not seek medical advice about the possibility of a thyroid disorder. Therefore, what… Read More »

Using Female Condoms: Pictures and Instructions

The female condom is a barrier OTC birth control method used during intercourse to prevent pregnancy and help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). It is a pre-lubricated plastic polyurethane tube that has a closed end. It functions by collecting sperm before, during and after ejaculation, and knowing how to use female condom… Read More »

Can an Abortion Prevent Future Pregnancies?

Women procure abortions for a number of reasons which may be personal or medical. The procedure involves stopping a pregnancy from going on to full term. However, a woman who chooses an abortion may still want to have children later in life, when she is ready for it. If you have had an abortion and are… Read More »