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Sitting increases frailty risk for women

Sitting increases frailty risk for women

Sedentarism is known to have adverse health effects, but a new study looked at how it affects women, specifically, and their ability to recover after illness or injury. Women, sitting for too long may impair your ability to recover following sickness or injury. Prolonged sitting harms our health in various ways. The more time you […]

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Why do I have two periods in a month?

Why do I have two periods in a month?

The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long but can vary from 24 to 38 days. If a menstrual cycle is shorter, a person can have a period more than once a month. While occasional changes in the menstrual cycle are not unusual, frequently experiencing two periods in a month may indicate an underlying issue. […]

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Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?

Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?

An intrauterine device is a reversible way to prevent pregnancy in the long term. A person with an intrauterine device may experience irregular bleeding and other side effects. Different kinds of intrauterine devices (IUDs) can cause different side effects. A person usually experiences irregular bleeding as their body is first adjusting to the device. If […]

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A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge

A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge

It is common to wonder whether the color or consistency of vaginal discharge is normal or needs to be checked out. Vaginal discharge can be many colors, and several indicate a healthy body. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors mean and when to see a doctor. […]

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Why can you have a missed period on birth control?

Why can you have a missed period on birth control?

If a person taking a birth control pill misses a period, they may wonder if they are pregnant. However, a range of other factors may be responsible. Birth control pills are a popular and practical method of contraception. There are several types, and each contains different combinations of hormones that can affect the menstrual cycle. […]

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Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge can each develop for a wide range of reasons. These symptoms are common on their own. When they occur together, it can point to an underlying condition. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also explore risk factors and treatment […]

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What is the wet mount procedure?

What is the wet mount procedure?

A vaginal wet mount test, or vaginal smear, is a gynecological exam. The doctor takes a sample of discharge and sends it for testing. Results can show whether a person has vaginitis, which is a term for a range of infections and other issues. A doctor may recommend a wet mount test if a person […]

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What can cause cramps and discharge?

What can cause cramps and discharge?

A person may have abdominal cramps and vaginal discharge for many reasons, including menstruation, endometriosis, and vaginal infections. For most people, the discomfort will pass, but severe or persistent cramping, discharge, or bleeding could be a cause for concern. Many people experience abdominal cramps and vaginal discharge. Pain low in the tummy and around the […]