Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Blocked Menstrual Flow (Periods) Causes and Complications

There are many reasons why a young girl may not menstruate despite obvious signs of puberty and even other menstrual symptoms. From pregnancy and hormonal disturbances to drugs and even psychological stress, the menstrual cycle can be impacted to varying degrees. However, in these cases menstruation (periods) does not >> Read More ...

Vaginal Symptoms (Redness, Dryness, Swelling) Causes

As with any part of the body, the genitalia in females may experience symptoms due to irritation, injury, infection or various other causes. It is important to know the different terms for the external female genitalia as discussed under the parts of the vagina. Although the term vagina is used broadly to describe all the >> Read More ...

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle (Length, Bleeding) Duration and Causes

Despite it being a normal physiologic process for young girls after puberty and for women before menopause, there is often confusion about what constitutes a normal menstrual cycle. Sometimes unusual patterns in the menstrual cycle may be deemed as abnormal variations. However, at other times an abnormal menstrual cycle >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Endometriosis (Endometrial Tissue Outside Uterus)

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that affects as many as 1 in 10 women in the United States. It can cause significant disturbances in the menstrual cycle and is known for severe pelvic pain. However, endometriosis is a far more complex condition that period pain. It also affects fertility and some studies suggest >> Read More ...

Early Miscarriage (First Trimester Loss of Pregnancy)

Miscarriage brings about not only the termination of pregnancy but also a sense of loss for would-be parents. It is normal for a woman to feel extreme sadness and sometimes even guilt at being unable to continue the pregnancy. However, it is important to remember that a miscarriage is nature’s way of ending a pregnancy >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Heartburn and Indigestion Causes and Remedies

There are many uncomfortable symptoms that may arise during pregnancy, and not all are related to the lower abomen and growing uterus. Some of these symptoms can occur higher up the torso and affect the digestive tract. Heartburn and indigestion are two common symptoms that occur in pregnancy and most pregnant women will >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Low Estrogen Levels in Women

Estrogen is a hormone present in the body of both males and females. However, the levels of estrogen are much higher in the female body and where it play several important roles, mainly relating to fertility. When estrogen levels are low, it can have a wide range of effects in the female body beyond just impacting on >> Read More ...

Menstrual Diarrhea (with Monthly Periods) Causes and Remedies

Diarrhea can arise for may different reasons. Often it is due to infections. However, when the exact cause of diarrhea cannot be conclusively identified yet it tends to arise with certain other conditions or symptoms then it may be correlated. Diarrhea that occurs during menstruation (monthly periods in females) may be >> Read More ...
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