Common Questions About Breast Health
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to answer some of your most pressing questions about breast health.
Immunizations are not only important for children; they are necessary for adults as well, especially as you age. If you have not received certain vaccinations through adulthood, now may be a good time to talk to your healthcare provider about immunizations.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
There are many different types of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Symptoms of an STI can include itching, vaginal discharge, spotting, redness, swollen lymph nodes or severe pain.
Treating painful sex
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, about one-third of women report having pain during sex, which can include discomfort in the vaginal or pelvic muscles, external genitals, bladders or tailbone, however, only about 25 percent will actually talk to their doctor about this issue.
Permanent sterilization can happen in several ways depending on your needs. Essure, laparoscopic tubal ligation, and vasectomy (for males) are some forms of sterilization.
Getting Your First Mammogram
Let’s face it: Few women are excited about having their first mammogram (or even their second, third or tenth one). However, for most women, a mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is the best way to detect breast cancer as early as possible, since it can detect lumps so small that they can’t be felt.