Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Spotting in Girls and Women – Meaning and Causes

Menses, the bleeding seen as part of menstruation, is a normal occurrence for girls who have reached puberty and women within their reproductive years. However, there are times when vaginal bleeding occurs and it is not related to menstruation. Naturally it is a case for concern but this does not always mean that it is due >> Read More ...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Female infertility is a relatively common problem. About 1 out of 10 females of reproductive age either cannot fall pregnant or carry the pregnancy to term. There are a host of different causes of infertility among males and females. One of the leading causes of female infertility is pelvic inflammatory disease >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Belly Weight (Fat) Loss and How to Flatten It

Losing that pregnancy belly after childbirth is not always an easy task and contrary to what you may think it is not all fat. It can be extremely frustrating for mothers who have otherwise had a relatively flat tummy and now have to battle with the post-pregnancy bulges. However, it is not impossible to reduce the belly >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Anemia, Causes, Symptoms, Diet, Treatment

Anemia is a common blood disorder where the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen is reduced. Most cases are due to iron-deficiency anemia. It is particularly common in women of reproductive age due to menstruation. The risk of anemia increases greatly during pregnancy. Fortunately it is easily treated and prevented with >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Diabetes (Gestational) Trimester, Symptoms, Effects

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is defined as glucose intolerance that occurs in pregnancy. However, these may be instances where the diabetes existed prior to pregnancy and was undiagnosed. Nevertheless it is still considered as gestational diabetes unless it can be conclusively proven that it existed >> Read More ...

Appetite Loss In Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester)

Appetite changes during pregnancy is often expected to lean towards an increase in appetite. However, there are many reasons why a pregnant women may experience a decrease in appetite during pregnancy. These reasons can even vary among the different trimesters. Any appetite loss in pregnancy tends to be a cause for concern >> Read More ...

Ovarian Pain (Left, Right) Causes, Location, Symptoms

It is not uncommon to experience pain arising from the ovaries, especially around the time of ovulation. Usually it is a mild discomfort but some women do experience pain despite not having any disease or disorder for the area. In the diseased state it is often difficult to isolate ovarian pain from pain arising in >> Read More ...

Sensitive Breasts and Nipples – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

The breasts are among the more sensitive parts of the body, particularly the nipples. It is one of the erogenous zones that heighten desire when stimulated. However, breast sensitivity does not always refer to this type of feeling. Sometimes the sensitivity can be annoying in that it is associated with discomfort, mild >> Read More ...

Dangerous Drugs in Pregnancy (Teratogenic) List, Types

Pregnancy is often seen as a very delicate time in a woman’s life. The concern is more often for the fetus than the mother, as it is fragile and the risk of miscarriage or developmental abnormalities are high in the early stages of pregnancy. Plenty of rest, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will largely suffice >> Read More ...

Breast Size Changes (Larger, Smaller) Medical Causes In Women

The size of breasts varies among individuals and even during the course of life for a host of reasons. Unlike other appendages, the breast probably undergoes the greatest degree of changes in size and shape over years and decades. It happens in both males and females. However, it is more obvious in women who naturally have >> Read More ...
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