Truths about period pains & endometriosis

60% of women with recurrent painful periods have endometriosis. The earlier age at which you start menstruation the higher your risk of endometriosis. Endometriosis deposits grow in response to estrogen. It can take of average of 5-8 years before a women is finally and correctly diagnosed with endometriosis, having suffered with the symptoms for all that time.

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Skip a period while on contraceptive pills. It's SAFE!

Many women may want to skip their periods for a number of reasons, such as travel, a busy week, painful menstruation, etc. To make it clear new guideline states that it is SAFE to skip a period. It is SAFE to have less than 12 periods a year. Infact it is safe to skip 1 or 2 periods in a row.

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My vagina feels “wet” all the time. Is there something wrong?

The lubrication produced by the vagina is different in quantity and quality in every woman. However in saying that, if you feel that the amount of discharge produced is negatively impacting you, then you should have this addressed to understand better what is causing it and what can be done about it. Quantity of vaginal discharge can increase in various circumstances.

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How to talk to your Partner about getting STI tested without making it awkward?

Having the STI talk between a couple is the smart thing to do and it can really put you at ease. It also helps to avoid a lot of unnecessary blame. We can understand why many people find that awkward as you are afraid that you might in some way be accusing someone if you bring up STIs.

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Why Do My UTIs Keep Coming Back?

Your urine hole otherwise known as the urethra is very “conveniently” located close to other holes like the vaginal hole and the anal hole a little further down.

So it’s no surprise that it is easy for bacteria from the vagina or the anus to track its way up to the urethra. Women we are an “anatomic disadvantage” when it comes to our urine tract.

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