Postmenopausal Bleeding

Question: “I am 45 years old recently menopausal based on no periods for 18 months and confirmation by labs. I recently was having pelvic pressure and went to my ob/gyn. He ordered a transvaginal ultrasound that showed thickened endometrium (15) which he said...

Vaginal Odor?

Question: I honestly think my vagina smells horrible all the time and I don’t know if its in my head……. how do i go about fixing this? – Anonymous, 22 Answer: Dear Anonymous: The most common reason for odor is a condition called bacterial...

Lost Birth Control Pill?

Question: I lost one of my birth control pills so I took the next days in the pack. Is that okay? What should I do if this happens. I don’t want to get pregnant. – Anonymous Mouse Answer: Dear Anonymous Mouse, Yes—you can just continue with the other...

Yeast Cream and Vaginal Ring

Question: When my doctor gave me the vaginal ring for birth control, she said something about not using yeast cream. I think I have a yeast infection. Is it okay to buy a yeast cream? – Anne Answer: Dear Anne: You remembered correctly! There are two types of...

Is the morning after pill an abortion?

Question: The condom broke last night and I would like to take the morning after pill, but I heard it causes abortion. I’m not sure what to do. –Concerned Answer: Dear Concerned: Taking the morning after pill does not cause an abortion. The morning after...

Taking a Break from The Pill

Question: I’m 31 years old and I’ve been on the pill for 10 years. Should I go off to give my body a break? – Emma Answer: Dear Emma: If your health status has not changed since you started the pill, and you do not want to become pregnant at this...

Abnormal gush of blood with an IUD in place

Question: Hi I’ve had a coil fitted for nearly 6 years and I’ve just lost a large amount of jelly like brown discharge. Is this normal Answer: The term coil is used outside the US to refer to a copper IUD, so I will answer the question assuming this is...

Vaginal “smegma?”

Question: “Is it normal for women to have “smegma” of sorts on their clitoris or the lips sometimes as a form of discharge? or does that mean yeast infection or unbalanced pH?” Answer: You made me laugh using the term “vaginal...