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What is the purpose of a woman' s period?
I am only 55, but I am having terrible problems with urinary incontinence. Can you help me with this problem?
I am a 52 year old woman. I have a dragging feeling in my groin that has been getting worse for six months. I also keep wetting myself whenever I cough or laugh. My doctor says it is a prolapse. What is a female prolapse and how can it be cured?
When I attend aerobic classes I am embarrassed by an involuntary passing of urine when doing more strenuous exercises. I have children, and I believe this condition is caused by weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. I plan to have another child, but are there any exercises that will help me, or is surgery the only answer?
My doctor commented when doing a Pap smear that my womb was prolapsed. He said I shouldn' t worry about it until it caused problems. What causes a prolapse of the womb?
I have a terribly personal and embarrassing problem. Whenever I try to pass faeces, a lump comes out of my vagina. I can pass a little bit, but no more. As soon as I stand up, the lump goes and I need to go again. Is it cancer?
I have a very embarrassing problem that I am reluctant to discuss with my doctor. It is a discharge from the vagina. What could it be?
I have had vaginal infections before that have been treated by Flagyl, and I think I have the same infection again. Can I use the drug Flagyl if I am pregnant?
What is the best treatment for the itch of thrush? I get this terrible infection every few months, and it drives me crazy!
I am 19 and have had three sexual relationships with men. Over the past few months I have had a thick white discharge from my vagina, and it is itchy and sore around that area. I am getting married in two months and am worried that I might have some sort of sexually transmitted disease, and I would feel embarrassed and dirty seeing a doctor about this. What can I do?
I am 40 years old. After I had an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted my periods became much lighter. I used this method of contraception for three years, discontinuing a year ago. Now my periods are very light, regular and I have no premenstrual tension. What could cause this?
I have not had a period for 5 months after stopping the pill. Is this normal?
I have just had an appendix operation. The doctor examined my ovaries during the operation, and he says they are very small. Is this serious?
What is a blighted ovum? My gynaecologist said it caused my miscarriage. It sounds terrible! Do I need more treatment? Can I fall pregnant again?
I have been told that my painful periods are due to fibroids in my uterus. What are these, and are they cancerous?
Is there any specific time of the month to have a Pap smear and is it normal to have an internal examination at the same time?
I am 65 years old, and have never had a Pap smear. Do I have to start now?
I am going on a school wilderness camp for a week right at the time I am due to get my period. I have heard I can take pills to delay my period. How do I do this?
My daughter is 15 but has not started her periods. Is this reason for concern?
Can you explain endometriosis for me? I have been told that this is the cause of my painful periods.
I am concerned about using tampons after reading about the toxic shock syndrome. Is this a significant risk for women, or can I still use tampons safely?
What causes senile vaginitis? I have had it for 9 years and I am a 75 year old pensioner.
When I get my periods, they go on too long. Sometimes I bleed for 15 days each month. I am 25 years old. I have seen different doctors, but they don' t seem to help. I' m going crazy. What do you suggest?
I have terrible period pain, but every two weeks when I am both menstruating and ovulating! It seems to be more pronounced on the right side. What can I do?
My breasts become very tender a week before my period. Is there anything I can do?
I get desperately depressed before my period. What can I do?
Which supplements are best for PMS?
Can chocolate help alleviate PMS?
I suffer from PMS and mood swings but since taking pregnenolone I feel great. Are there long-term side effects, though?
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