Women’s Health

 
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Vaginismus &
Painful Sex

 

An excessively tightened vaginal entrance can interfere with your ability to have successful penetration of the vagina. This makes having vaginal sex impossible or very painful. Vaginismus can even happen in those whose have previously had successful painless vaginal intercourse and this can be triggered by events like childbirth or menopause or major pelvic surgeries. Remember, Vaginismus can be treated and fully resolved. It involves the mix of relaxation therapy, use of dilators and also botox (yes, the same botox that is injected in the face for aesthetic purposes).

 

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Contraception

 

Effective contraception methods allow you security, avoiding undesirable pregnancies. There is an entire gamut of birth control options available in the market from pills to patches to injection to implants and IUDs (intrauterine devices).

Discuss contraception with your doctor and choose a method most suitable for you.

 
 

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Urinary
Incontinence

 

Many might think that this is a condition suffered by older women. But you can’t be more wrong. Stress urinary incontinence is a problem of younger women especially those who have had at least 1 pregnancy. It doesn’t matter whether you have had a caesarean or a vaginal delivery. Accidental urine leaks can be embarrassing and cumbersome. There is amazing technology available now, ranging from vaginal lasers and electromagnetic stimulation through special chairs.These technologies are designs to strengthen our pelvic floor muscles hence reducing urine incontinence.

There is little purpose in procrastinating treatment of early urinary incontinence. It is best targeted early. Make surgeries for urine incontinence a thing of the past.

 

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Menopause

50s is the new 40s. On average women menopause at age 52, the dreaded aging process then starts rapidly. We should NOT have to tolerate hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and aging skin and bones, as normal. We want to remain active and enjoy healthy sex lives well into our 60s and 70s. There are strategies like hormone therapy and vaginal lasers that can be applied directly to the vagina to restores our function. This is the beauty of anti-aging medicine.

 

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Pap Smears
& HPV Testing

 

HPV vaccines are design to protect women and also men against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that can cause cancers of the cervix in women and also anal cancer, and mouth cancers in box sexes. In fact, mouth cancers rate from HPV are increasing in men. Women up to age 45 can receive this vaccine. Gardasil-9 is the latest vaccine now available. Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer should ideally still be done once every 3 years. In fact, new studies show that HPV testing should be done once every 5 years - it’s a more sensitive way of picking up early unhealthy changes of your cervix decades before a cancer forms.

 

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Menstrual Issues

60% of women who suffer from recurring painful periods have endometriosis. If your period
pains bother you badly, don’t let anyone tell you they are normal. Persist to have this
investigated especially if it affects your quality of life. Don’t let your doctor brush it off as a
regular pain a women is meant to experience. Give yourself the reassurance that you need
through proper medical checks.

 

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Vaginal
Discharge

Knowing your vaginal discharge and how it changes in quality across your period cycle allows you to identify an abnormal discharge. It is normal for every girl to experience some healthy vaginal discharge daily. Smelly discharge, bloody discharge and clumpy, frothy or greenish discharge and discharge that causes itch is not healthy.

 

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