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Breast Pain

Reading Time: 2 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions about breast pain. Most women these days are very concerned about breast pain because of the link between this symptom and breast cancer. The good news about breast tenderness is that it is very common, very normal, and very rarely indicative of a serious condition. Causes Fluctuating Hormones: The primary…

Pain with Intercourse

Reading Time: 3 minutesNetWellness receives many questions about pain with intercourse. Also called dyspareunia, pain with intercourse is a common problem for women of all ages. At some point in life most women have experienced some form of pain during intercourse ranging from mild to severe and occurring once, occasionally, or for long stretches of time. If you…

Healthy Weight for Women

Reading Time: 3 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions about weight gain. It is important for all people to maintain a healthy weight, but it is particularly important for women for several reasons. 1. Women have the greatest burden of overweight and obesity in the US. 2. It is more difficult for women to lose and maintain their weight compared…

Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer Screening

Reading Time: 4 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions on pap smears and cervical cancer screening. Cervical cancer, like all other cancers, develops when the normal process of cell division goes awry. Normally, cells are constantly dividing and dying ensuring that there is a balance between cell death and cell division. A tumor forms when new cells grow out of control because they…

Uterine Fibroids

Reading Time: 5 minutesNetWellness receives many questions about uterine fibroids. Uterine Fibroids are benign (non threatening) tissue growths found in the uterus. Many women (as many as 50%) have uterine fibroids. Each woman’s case is different and some women may require treatment for their fibroids while others may not. Fibroids vary in size, number, and location and can…

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Reading Time: 3 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions about anxiety and anxiety disorders. Everyone experiences some form of anxiety during life. Any number of things might trigger anxiety such as: Job stress Nervousness before an important event Lack of sleep Anxiety and Women Research has suggested that women experience more episodes of anxiety overall than men. However, a…

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Reading Time: 2 minutesNetWellness receives many questions about Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In the few days before each menstrual period many women experience what is commonly called PMS. This can include a number of different physical and emotional symptoms. Some women experience PMS symptoms every month while others experience a great deal of variation from period to period. Symptoms of PMS…

Breast Lumps

Reading Time: 2 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions about breast lumps.  Most women these days are very concerned about breast lumps because of the link between this symptom and breast cancer. The good news about breast lumpiness is that it is very common, very normal, and very rarely indicative of a serious condition. Causes The primary cause of…

Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Reading Time: 2 minutesNetWellness receives many questions about pelvic pain. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a common cause of pelvic pain. Approximately two million women in the United States have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. About half of them have been diagnosed while the other half are unaware of their condition. PID is an infection of the female reproductive system (ovaries, uterus, fallopian…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Women

Reading Time: 5 minutesNetWellness experts receive many questions about Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with IBS than men, but this may be due to the fact that women are more likely to seek medical care than men. Younger people are also more likely to…