This blog's topic: Tampons
What are tampons?
Tampons are sanitary products made from rayon, cotton, or a blend of the two that are inserted into the vagina and used to absorb menstrual flow inside of a woman’s body.
This blog's topic: Vaginal Discharge
What is vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge is a fluid secreted by glands in the cervix and vagina. The female body produces vaginal discharge to clean the vagina, keep it lubricated, and help keep it free from infection.
Ok ladies, let’s be honest. We’ve all had questions related to OB/GYN issues that we didn’t feel like actually asking anyone – even our doctor. Maybe you’ve asked your friends or read magazine articles but wondered if you were getting accurate information.
We, the OB/GYN doctors at Women’s Health Associates, decided to bypass the question asking and simply address several sensitive questions by giving a series of presentations in the Kansas City area. We found that women were very receptive to this topic and wanted to hear the answers as long as they didn’t have to ask the questions. Over the next several blog entries, we’ll be addressing OB/GYN issues you may have questions about. You’ll get the facts you need without having to ask the questions!
This blog's topic is yearly exams.
This blog's topic: Anatomy
Am I normal “down there?”
Yes, your genital anatomy is most likely normal. There are many variations of female genital anatomy. The labia minora can vary in shape, color, thickness and size. Some labia minora are small, and some hang below the labia majora. Many women have one side that’s longer than the other. The labia minora can be any shade of pink, tan, brown or black, or a combination of colors. All of these variations fall within the realm of normal. You can learn more from an anatomy book or looking up female anatomy on the internet. (Just be sure to choose your search words carefully!) If you are unhappy with the way you look, labial reduction plastic surgery is an option, but it’s usually not considered medically necessary and not covered by insurance. If you are concerned that you have a medical problem, always seek the care and opinion of a GYN professional.
Are you thinking about becoming pregnant? If so, you’ve probably got a lot of exciting thoughts running through your mind. You might be making lists of baby names or picking out colors for the nursery. You might also be thinking about health changes you’ll make when you’re pregnant. Pregnancy is a special experience in a woman’s life, and many women know they should take extra good care of their health while they’re pregnant.