Many woman need vaginal moisturizers or sexual lubricants regardless of age. Needing a lubricant does not mean you have a problem or inadequacy. The need for lubricants or moisturizers increases with age especially after menopause. Medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptive … Continue reading
In OBGYN news around the web this month:
Study disproves the concept of “pregnancy brain fog” or “period brain“. In 88 women studied, cognition was not decreased in pregnancy or during menstruation (articles run in Time http://Health.com).
In another article “Is it me or my hormones?”, J Clin Endocrinology Metab, women’s brains did respond differently to visual food cues during the premenstrual or luteal phase of their cycle versus the beginning half of the cycle. But hey we knew that already!
Concussions shown to cause irregular menstrual cycles in 24% of women for 2 or more abnormal bleeding cycles suggesting brain injuries may affect hormonal regulation, Jama Pediatrics.
Marijuana is not safe for use in pregnancy or while breast feeding! THC, the chemical in marijuana, crosses the placenta and is also found in breast milk. Smoking marijuana has the added risk from harmful smoke but all forms of … Continue reading
Best free apps for tracking your period or fertility are: Clue, Glow and Pink Pad Period and Fertility Tracker Pro. Available for i phone or Androids. Other ones that get good reviews are Period Tracker and Free Menstrual Calendar. … Continue reading
Ever wonder why your cheeks are so red? Acne medication doesn’t help your break outs? Visible blood vessels around your nose and on cheeks? You could be one of 14 million women suffering from Rosacea. The cause of rosacea is unknown … Continue reading
In 2002 the FDA approved Essure, a small metal coil that could be placed through the cervix into the fallopian tubes providing permanent contraception for women. Essure offered an alternative to laparoscopic tubal ligation which requires general anesthesia and 2 … Continue reading
Probiotics are live microbes that can increase or rebalance the amount of “good” vs “bad” bacterium in your gastrointestinal,vaginal and urinary tracts. Probiotics are found in certain foods like yogurt with live cultures and supplements. Most probiotic supplements contain Lactobacilli … Continue reading
A 32 year old woman with extensive tattoos and her doctors feared her cervical cancer had spread after a false positive PET scan. Prior to surgery for for her cervical cancer the patient had PET scan to look for cancer … Continue reading
Five to 10% of women have a condition called PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). HOW IT IS DIAGNOSED PCOS is diagnosed by having at least 2 of the following symptoms/findings: “poly cystic” ovaries (many follicles), high androgen levels and … Continue reading
Although many teens fail to ovulate when they first get their menstrual period, irregular or heavy cycles are not the norm. The average age of the first period is 12.4 years, average cycles are 32 days apart (21-35 days most … Continue reading