Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Morning Sickness and Diarrhea in Pregnancy Causes and Remedies

Why does morning sickness cause diarrhea? Most of us are familiar with typical acute diarrheal illnesses like gastroenteritis. There is nausea, vomiting and diarrhea along with other symptoms like abdominal cramping. Nausea and vomiting are a common part of pregnancy, particularly early pregnancy, and is referred to as >> Read More ...

Heavy Periods (Bleeding) – Meaning, Causes and Dangers

It is a common menstrual problem that many women experience occasionally and for some women it is a monthly experience. Apart from theĀ  heavy flow the duration of the bleed may also be prolonged. This is known as menorrhagia and may occur for many different reasons. While this can occur with the use of certain medication >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Fibroids in the Uterus and Cancer Risk

Uterine fibroids are a common condition of the uterus. It is estimated that as many as half of all females of reproductive age have fibroids at some point. Most cases are not diagnosed and therefore most women do not even know that they have these growths. There may be no symptoms or very mild symptoms and no further >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Menopause (Normal and Early Symptoms)

Menopause is a normal physiologic process that every woman will experience at some point in life, usually after the age of 40 years. It is not a disease. While it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, it should not be viewed as a restriction in life. There are some unpleasant symptoms but it does not usually >> Read More ...

Menstrual Cramps (Muscle Spasms During Periods) Causes, Remedies

For many women, the onset of periods is preceded by menstrual cramps which continue throughout menstruation and only end once the menses ceases. It is common for it to recur with every cycle. In some instances it reaches a point where these women dread menstruation due to the cramps and pain. However, this is not a normal >> Read More ...

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 ...

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 ...
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