Being a woman is filled with a delicious power. We hold the secret of creating life. But the female reproductive system, while miraculous, is also very complex. In order to maintain good gynecological health, you need to gain some understanding of your own special mechanics. That's where we come in: we tell you how things work in an uncomplicated manner you can really understand.
Of major importance is learning about Pap smears and why you need to have one each year. We explain how this screening test relates to cervical cancer detection. We also tell you what it means to receive an abnormal result on your Pap smear and what to do if this happens to you.
Another common problem to beset women is pelvic pain. We discuss the various conditions that can cause pain in the pelvic area in a frank manner. Is sex painful at times? We tell you why and what you can do about this problem. Do you have excruciating menstrual cramps? We tell you how to get help. Fibroids, too, are treated in depth in this section. Pelvic pain can be hard to pin down. We tell you what steps you can take to help your physician figure out the cause of your pain so you can receive the appropriate treatment.
At a certain age, or perhaps after having a baby, many women begin to experience changes in their urinary habits. They may have some leaking or an inability to get to the toilet fast enough to avoid an accident. These issues can provide some embarrassing moments. Too many women are afraid to speak up about these problems and get some help. That's a shame, because these types of problems are quite easy to treat. Don't double up your pad and keep quiet, read here about how you can get the help you need and then go get some help!
Some urinary problems can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight or by doing Kegel exercises. These nifty little pelvic movements can help keep your pelvic floor in the peak of health. We tell you how.
Most women will experience some type of vaginal or urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. We discuss the various types of infections, how to prevent them, and what to do if you think you may have an infection. We tell you about the signs and symptoms of these infections so you can spot and treat them early.