How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Last?

When a woman has breakthrough bleeding, she’ll get worried that something is wrong with her baby. Thankfully, breakthrough bleeding is nothing to be concerned about and it can happen to any woman. How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Last? The main issue with trying to pinpoint the length of breakthrough bleeding is that it doesn’t occur in every woman. In fact, breakthrough bleeding can occur when: * A woman gets pregnant. * A woman is on birth control or other forms of … [Read more...]

Thriving through Endomitriosis with Education

Although it used to be taught that endometriosis was a disease of white, affluent, childless, educated, older women, this is a myth! The disease can and does affect any female of reproductive age, regardless of race, socioeconomic or childbearing status. The disease has even been found, rarely, in a couple of men and girls prior to menses. What Is Endometriosis? The medical definition of endometriosis is the presence of tissue resembling - but not histologically identical to - the … [Read more...]

Endometriosis Awareness March 2013 [events around the globe]

Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March. The KEY is to raise awareness of an (often) “invisible” disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide during their reproductive – and most productive! – years. Endometriosis can have a devastating effect on quality of life due to the painful symptoms, it is the biggest cause of infertility in women, and it carries a huge personal and societal cost! Awareness to highlight these issues – … [Read more...]

Hysterectomy, Life After the Surgery – WOMEN in RECOVERY

      Hysterectomy, Life After the Surgery   ...to Be or not to Be, that is the question...             Surgical removal of the uterus A hysterectomy is major operation to remove a woman's uterus. It is carried out to treat various problems associated with periods, pelvic pain, tumours and other related conditions. The problem you are experiencing will determine what type of operation is required and whether the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix will also be removed. Before … [Read more...]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

JANUARY IS CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.  During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may … [Read more...]

FIBROID PAIN – A Woman’s Strength of LOVE ~ ‘a fibroid journey’

A Celebration of Women shares a story that matters.... PERSEVERENCE through LOVE ...a fibroid journey ~ Sharon A nurse told me, "...'fibroid pain' is more painful then giving birth." In week 14 of my Pregnancy, is when it all went down. I found out I had these tumors with this horrible, horrible pain. The pain grew and grew, moved from the right lower area to the left full side (took about 5 days) of my belly and by time it went to the left side, I was in the hospital. … [Read more...]

Post-menopausal Uterine Cancer

The uterus The uterus is part of a woman's reproductive system. It's a hollow organ in the pelvis. The uterus has three parts: •Top: The top (fundus) of your uterus is shaped like a dome. From the top of your uterus, the fallopian tubes extend to the ovaries. •Middle: The middle part of your uterus is the body (corpus). This is where a baby grows. •Bottom: The narrow, lower part of your uterus is the cervix. The cervix is a passageway to the vagina. The wall of the uterus has two … [Read more...]

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