Vaginal Discharge: Causes and Abnormalities

Vaginal discharge is nothing to worry about. In fact, it’s actually very beneficial because it helps keep your vaginal area clean and healthy. WebMD explains, “Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carries away dead cells and bacteria. This keeps the vagina clean and prevents … [Read more...]

Irregular Period Symptoms: Should I Visit My OB/GYN?

It’s rare that a woman doesn’t experience a missed or irregular period at some point in her life. It can be disconcerting when you skip a month or have an abnormally heavy period, but at what point should you see your doctor? A normal menstrual cycle lasts anywhere from 21 to 35 days, with the … [Read more...]

Tampons and TSS: 3 Things You Should Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Every once in a (very great) while, news breaks about a case of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) linked to tampon use. These stories get a lot of media hype because they tend to be extreme situations, such as earlier this year when a woman left a tampon in for nine days. If you’re questioning whether … [Read more...]

That Time of the Month:
How and Why You Should Track Your Cycles

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, trying to avoid pregnancy or want to plan your next beach vacation, tracking your period is a very useful tool. It can help you determine how long your cycles are, understand when you ovulate and make an accurate guess as to when you’ll start each month. It … [Read more...]

Taxing Tampons: Are Women Being Treated Unfairly?

The sales tax on tampons and other feminine products has recently caught national interest and started a wave of outcries from women across America. Other necessities like medical supplies and food are exempt from sales taxes in most states, but only five states have specific exemptions for feminine … [Read more...]

Common Signs of Ovarian Troubles

Ovarian cancer affects anywhere between 20,000 and 200,000 women in the United States each year. While ovarian cancer can be deadly if contracted, listening to your body and taking steps to ensure wellness can improve your chances of surviving this deadly disease that so many are fighting. Since … [Read more...]

Is Tracking Your Period Important? Yes!

If your doctor asked you when you had your last period, would you be able to name the exact day your menstrual cycle started or would you have to track your brain for a good guess? In the busy days and weeks of life, tracking your period from month-to-month is easily forgotten, but it is very … [Read more...]

Your Joints May Be More Susceptible To Injury During Menstruation

All women are familiar with the physical effects that come along with their monthly menstrual cycle. The headaches can hit hard and fast, and the bloating can make your jeans a little tighter than normal. Oh, and don’t forget about those ever-faithful cramps… As if that’s not enough, joint pain … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Help Relieve Dreaded Monthly Cramps

If you’re like me, the time for your monthly friend to come visit seems to roll around a little too quickly!  For some women, your period is a breeze and for others, the cramping can be so intense that it is tough to deal with. What causes all this cramping anyway?  Our bodies produce a natural … [Read more...]

Are Your Periods Infrequent or Absent? You Could Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you have irregular, infrequent or absent periods, you may consider your period to be inconvenient without thinking much more about it. The truth is, irregular periods often point to an underlying health issue that, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can have major health implications later on in … [Read more...]