Can I prevent getting bacterial vaginosis?
As the exact cause of bacterial vaginosis is not known, there is no sure way to protect yourself from getting it. You may be able to reduce the risk of getting bacterial vaginosis by avoiding douching…
How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?
To work out if you have bacterial vaginosis, your doctor may ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical examination. They may take a sample of the vaginal discharge and send it to a laboratory…
If I have endometriosis, can I still get pregnant?
Having endometriosis does not necessarily mean that you will have trouble getting pregnant. However, some women with the condition may experience difficulty conceiving. There are treatments available …
Is it normal to bleed between periods?
It can take a few years for some young women to establish a regular cycle and bleeding pattern. Some young women will spot slightly (pass a small amount of blood) during ovulation, about 14 days befor…
What is the common age for menopause?
Menopause commonly occurs naturally in women between the ages of 45 and 55.
Can ovarian cancer be cured?
Ovarian cancer can be cured if detected early and treated appropriately.
Do genital warts increase my risk of cervical cancer?
The strains of HPV that cause visible genital warts do not increase the risk of cervical cancer.
How is menopause diagnosed?
Menopause can often be diagnosed by your doctor after you have presented with the common signs and symptoms. In some cases, blood tests are done to check the levels of certain hormones including: foll…
What are parasomnias?
Parasomnias are disorders of sleep in which disruptive or unwanted behaviors, sensations or experiences occur. Examples include sleepwalking, night terrors and nightmares.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is the part of a woman's menstrual cycle that involves an egg being released from an ovary. Once the egg is released, it travels down the fallopian tube towards the womb. To become fertilize…
What is PMS (premenstrual syndrome)?
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) describes a range of physical and psychological symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman menstruates (has her period).