Women’s Health

Women’s Health (190)

Dear doctor,

I am in my late 30s and I take my health seriously. I get frustrated whenever I encounter women whose health could be better. Any roles I can play to help other women with their health? 

It is not every day that you encounter someone who is selfless, and shows concern not just about their own health but that of others as well. This is a very novel endeavor, and should be encouraged. Yes, there is lots you can do to improve the health status for the community as a whole. 

Cravings are common in pregnancy, occurring in the majority of pregnant women. However most women crave for safe, and healthy stuff. But some will crave for substances which have no nutritional value, sometimes endangering their own health and that of the unborn baby. 

 

I have been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease after undergoing some tests. Is this a serious infection? 

Pelvic inflammatory disease, usually abbreviated as PID, is an infection of the woman’s reproductive organs. It is commonly caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like gonorrhea and chlamydia, though other non-sexually transmitted infections can also cause PID. It is a serious infection due to its association with long term consequences, like chronic pelvic pain and infertility. 

I recently stumbled onto the Gynecologist who saved my life during my last delivery years ago. It was a social setting. I tried to catch his eye and juggle his memory if only to thank him, but to no avail. Why are gynecologists so aloof? 

Dear doctor,

My teenage girl is experiencing irregular, heavy and painful bleeding. It’s now about 3 years since she started having periods. Does she require any treatment, or should we just wait and see? 

Teenage girls are especially vulnerable to irregular bleeding, which sometimes can be heavy and painful. It’s mostly blamed on the transitional immaturity of the reproductive system. Teenagers can find this distressing, as it can interfere with their schooling and other social activities. Luckily for most, it’s just a transient period in their reproductive life. Spontaneous resolution tends to be the norm. 

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