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Ask questions here about health issues specific to females including pregnancy, menstruation and breast cancer.
Asked in Women's Health, Miscarriages
What can you use to cause a miscarriage?
There are various rumors about ways to do this, but the truth is none of them are safe and few of them even work. If you do attempt to cause a miscarriage you are putting yourself at great risk of serious harm and even death. If you are thinking of doing this for someone else, it is illegal and you can be sent to prison for practicing medicine without a license and/or for assault if you disfigure or injure the pregnant woman...
Asked in Women's Health
What can you do about bad vaginal odor?
Tips to get rid of vaginal odor: - Wash the area with a half-and-half blend of pure warm water and apple cider vinegar - Wear loose clothing. Tighter clothing can restrict airflow to the area and make odors worse. Note: You should not use perfumed products internally as this can disrupt the PH balance of the vagina and cause even worse odor. Once infection and foreign bodies have been ruled out as a cause, there may be some natural supplements or vitamins that...
Asked in Women's Health
What can cause abnormally frequent periods?
Answer I have been getting my period every 2 weeks for the last 2 or 3 months, which also has been very heavy. I haven't gone to my doctor yet to get it checked out. I went off my BCP a few months ago, and since then my periods have been irregular. I also have hypothyroidism, which could be a reason but not sure. Answer I posted a question 6 weeks ago about my abnormal vaginal bleeding. I immediately went to the doctor...
Asked in Women's Health
What might cause vaginal swelling?
Your vulval tissues are very delicate. If they are treated roughly, the skin may be damaged causing blood to race to the surface to help repair it. Treated with respect you will heal, but avoid too rough play. Damaged skin can leave you open to infection such as Candida which can cause swelling and inflammation. It is probably wise to consider this as a possibility if your condition lasts more than a day or two and especially if your fooling around included...
Asked in Women's Health
What causes vaginal sores?
Lots of different things can cause vaginal sores. The best option would be to go to your gynecologist. He or she is a professional and can help you find out what is causing the sores. Here is more input from contributors: Sometimes having rough sex can contribute to sores around the labia, but it could also be a yeast infection or more serious, an std. The std that it could possibly be is genital herpes. This disease affects 1 out of 5 people...
Can stress delay your menstrual cycle?
Yes it is possible to get late periods due to stress. Due to weakness and unhealthy diet our body hormones get changed that causes changes in period cycle.Stress is an essential factor that causes delay in monthly cycle. ...
Why would a woman leak breast milk if she's not pregnant?
Perhaps there are many possible factors such as: 1. GROWTH HORMONES (GH) or somatotrophin and chicken prolactin/ovine prolactin administered by the poultry manufacturing industry in chickens, subsequently affects the pituitary gland to produce breast milk hormones (the fact that I've changed my diet from an Organic Raw Vegetarian to Semi Vegetarian which includes fish and poultry of non organic producers) which increase breast size in humans this would be chicken prolactin which increases the size of chickens and 'fattens' the chickens; (check out: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5053391.html) 2....
Asked in Women's Health, Conditions and Diseases
Can using spit as lube cause vaginal infections?
Vaginal infections can have a wide range of causes, even including stress. Any kind of penetration carries the risk of causing an infection because it can change the natural pH level or the balance of good and bad bacteria. Saliva may cause infections, but it is more likely to occur simply from having sex than from using saliva as a substitute for lubricant. Infections can also occur if the female is not well lubricated and there is friction or dryness during sex. To...
What would spotting pinkish brownish discharge a few days off and on before your period mean?
Brown vaginal discharge can also be a symptom of some serious medical conditions. Answer You have some spotting when you ovulate and before and after your period. This is pretty normal. This pinkish/brownish color is blood and there is so little that it just tints your discharge. Spotting is very normal for both of those times during the cycle. Also it could be implantation bleeding where the egg implants into the uterus, that is if you are sexually active and have not been using protection. It...
Asked in Women's Health
Have a yellow discharge everyday?
You should consult with a doctor. Some women have slightly colored discharge and it is perfectly normal, but for others it can be a sign of infection or STD. Yellow discharge is most commonly associated with Bacterial Vaginosis or yeast infections, but only your doctor can determine the cause of any changes in your discharge. ...
Asked in Women's Health, Allergies
How can you stop vaginal itching and swelling?
An allergic reaction could cause this or a number of infections, which are not necessarily passed on by having sexual contact. Do not be ashamed to talk to your doctor. They can refer you to a nurse for advice if you are embarrassed. Vulval skin is sensitive. It may react to irritants such as soaps and a whole range of substances may cause allergy. To maintain good health in this area you need to treat it with respect. If infection is...
Asked in Women's Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer
Can you get breast cancer after mastectomy?
Yes. As with any type or form of cancer, the cancerous cells can re-appear in that area or in another area at any time. A friend of mine had breast cancer at a young age, had a double-mastectomy and was cancer-free for about a year and a half. Then, the cancer came back. There are lymph nodes under your arms and your breast tissue goes into your chest wall. Even with a mastectomy, if they get the whole tumor out and treat...
Asked in Women's Health, Jobs, Salary and Pay Rates
How much do curves employees make?
As a current Curves trainer, I can say that I made below minimum wage ($6.15) when I began training for the position in April of 2008. I received some "raises" and have finally reached minimum wage status ($7.25) after being an employee for over 1 1/2 years. ...
What would having brownish spotting in between periods mean?
Brown vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. If your period is late you might get a brown, rather than red, discharge. It could also mean that for whatever reason during your last menses the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit. Brown Discharge may happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown. This may occur when you are ovulating in the middle of menstrual cycle. Brown vaginal discharge can also...
Asked in Women's Health, Menstruation
What is the world's longest menstruation period?
I'm 17 and due to the contraceptive implant I had a period that lasted from the 5th November 2011 until July 31st 2012, believe it or not. I bled every single day non stop throughout those dates. On the 31st I got the implant removed and I was period free until August the 2nd(today) So only 2 days and now it's back. I just want to crawl into a cave. I believe I deserve some form of world record. I used 2...
Asked in Women's Health, Beauty, Clothing
Can wearing low cut tight jeans cause hips to look indented and irregular?
I am 17, been wearing low cut, considerably tight jeans for about 4 years. I have naturally wide hips, but they curve in around my underwear line.. I believe this is a pretty accurate statement. any way to reverse it? ...
Asked in Women's Health, Emotions
What does it feel like being a girl?
There is absolutely no way to answer this question because there are so many girls, each is an individual with different minds and bodies, so there are many different ways to be a girl. Each girl will feel differently and there is no one way for someone to be a girl so no one way to feel. Remember too that even girls bodies can differ, some will have menstrual cycles, breasts, vulvas and vaginas whereas there are other girls who have...
Asked in Women's Health, Cancer, Cervical Cancer
What stds cause cancer?
Certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) can cause cervical cancer as well as cancer of the penis or vulva, some anal cancers, and some head and neck cancers. In addition, hepatitis B and C greatly increase the risk of liver cancer. HPV and hepatitis B can cause cancer. HIV can increase the risk of cancer. Yes.... Especially HPV. Dr. Dan ...
Asked in Women's Health, Alternative Medicine
Can a vaginal bacterial infection clear up on its own?
Bacterial vaginosis is likely to clear up on its own if a short-term problem caused the vaginal imbalance. If the symptoms continue, seeing your health care provider for treatment options makes sense. Treatment of bacterial vaginosis, however, is not an emergency if the patient has no pelvic pain or painful intercourse; taking time to see if you can get back into balance is a reasonable approach. Avoid douching, avoid the use of strong/fragranced/deodorant/antibacterial soaps in the vaginal area, don't use "wet wipes" after...