Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy (Surgery)

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, with or without the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Post-operative vaginal bleeding after a hysterectomy can be a potentially serious complication which may require a blood transfusion and further surgery. The vaginal bleeding can occur immediately after or within a few >> Read More ...

Brown Vaginal Bleeding

The color of vaginal blood is usually expected to be a bright to dark red  and a brown vaginal bleed may be concerning since it is not the norm. Brown vaginal blood, either light or dark in color, usually indicates that the blood is not fresh and has been contained in the vagina or uterus for a period of time before being >> Read More ...

Menopause Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding after menopause is not an uncommon occurrence and there may be the odd instance of abnormal vaginal bleeding which should not be a cause for concern. This post-menopausal bleeding is usually mild spotting or a light flow that lasts for a day or two. If it is a heavy flow, persisting for a long period of >> Read More ...

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding, Periods

Vaginal bleeding may be considered as abnormal under the following circumstances : Bleeding between periods in a woman with a regular menstrual cycle. Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse. Profuse, frequent or prolonged bleeding at the time of periods. Bleeding before the age of 10 years (vaginal bleeding in a child). >> Read More ...

Low Breast Milk Supply

New mothers are often concerned about their breast milk supply. A common fear is that breast milk production will be insufficient to meet with a newborn’s nutritional needs. In most cases, a mother’s breast milk supply will be adequate and will not hamper the baby’s growth. However many nursing mothers do >> Read More ...

Amenorrhea and Causes of Primary and Secondary Types

What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is the medical term for absent menses (no period). Missing a single period is not considered as amenorrhea although this should not occur in a healthy female unless there are short term disturbances. Amenorrhea is a total lack of menstruation that occurs for 6 months or more. There are two >> Read More ...

Complications of Breast Augmentation – Implants, Enhancement

In breast augmentation surgery, silicone gel or saline-filled implants are used either to produce fuller breasts (breast enlargement) or restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss (breast enhancement). The decision to have breast augmentation surgery should be taken only after careful consideration of the risks >> Read More ...

Ovulation Schedule – Test, Calendar & Due Date Calculator

What is Ovulation? Ovulation is the release of a mature egg cell from the ovaries, marking the onset of the most fertile period in a woman’s cycle. The egg (also referred to as an oocyte or ovum) travels down the fallopian tube where it may be fertilized by a sperm. Identifying the most fertile period is important >> Read More ...

Causes of Female Facial Hair, Beard – Hirsutism in Women

What is Hirsutism? Hirsutism is the excessive growth of thick hair, particularly on areas of the body not commonly seen in women. The hair growth in hirsutism is typical of male hair growth patterns, affecting the face (moustache/mustache or beard), chest, abdomen or back. While most women may have fine hair on these parts >> Read More ...
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