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- Nurse Barb
Michelle, is a 37 year-old woman, who has experienced pain in her external genital area (the vulva) since her very first gynecological exam. Like many women, she didn’t know that exams weren’t supposed to cause discomfort. After suffering for many years with painful symptoms. Michelle knew something was wrong. Yet, she had to consult four medical professionals over the course of 10 years before she finally obtained an accurate diagnosis of vulvodynia! Michelle is not alone.
Yes, that’s right, women who are on birth control do not need to have a period every month.But for women who are not using any hormones or birth control, not having a period is definitely something to talk to your health care provider about.
If you’ve skipped more than 3 months, then it’s time to see if you’re pregnant or if there’s something else interfering with the cycle.
For women who are using the pill, NuvaRing or Mirena, skipping periods is not a problem. How is this possible, you wonder? Well, as long as there is balance in hormones, then there is no risk of problems. I’ll explain a little further. (more…)
Although many women may feel as though they are the only ones experiencing heavy periods, women of all ages have heavy periods that interfere with their day-to-day lives. You may have heavy periods if your period:
• Lasts a long time
• Is so heavy that you need to change pads or tampons every 1 to 2 hours
• Is so heavy that you often have a tampon AND a pad for more protection
• Is so heavy that you have to change pads at night (more…)