Womens Health

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers — […]

Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others) What is topical metronidazole? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Metronidazole is a synthetic (man-made) drug that is effective against certain bacteria and parasites (protozoa). The topical forms (gels, creams, and lotions) of metronidazole are used […]

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Ask the experts Will endometriosis affect my ability to have children? Doctor’s response The mechanism for impaired fertility may involve both anatomic distortion from pelvic adhesions, endometriomas, and the production of substances (for example, prostanoids, cytokines, and growth factors) which are […]

Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain?

Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain?

Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain? Ask the experts I have gained a serious amount of weight since the loss of my periods and my doctor believes I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Do women who are treated for this condition lose the weight they gained […]

Does Stress Cause Yeast Infection?

Does Stress Cause Yeast Infection?

Does Stress Cause Yeast Infection? Ask the experts Can stress cause a yeast infection? Doctor’s response The term “yeast infection” most commonly refers to vaginal Candidiasis, an overgrowth of the fungi that normally live on all surfaces of the body. Vaginal Candidiasis is most commonly […]

Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones

Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones

Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new research suggests. British scientists found that women who engage in “brief […]

Does Caffeine Cause Breast Cysts?

Does Caffeine Cause Breast Cysts?

Does Caffeine Cause Breast Cysts? Ask the experts I have heard that caffeine can cause breast cysts (fibrocystic breast tissue), is this true? Doctor’s response Research is still ongoing to characterize the connection, if any, between fibrocystic breast changes and caffeine. Caffeine is not a […]

Does Douching Cause Yeast Infections?

Does Douching Cause Yeast Infections?

Does Douching Cause Yeast Infections? Ask the experts Does douching cause yeast infections? Also, is it necessary to douche after a yeast infection? Doctor’s response All healthy women have bacteria and other organisms in the vagina. The balance of organisms and the normal acidity of […]

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy? Ask the experts Is it necessary to have a Pap smear if you have had a hysterectomy? Doctor’s response In some types of hysterectomy, the entire uterus is removed, including the cervix (the opening […]

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men) Yeast Infection Symptoms The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are similar among affected women, however, they are not all specific. Some women may experience symptoms of yeast infection such as: Pain during sexual intercourse Pain or burning with […]