When I was in my late 40s, my gynecologist suggested I get a hysterectomy. My periods were irregular but painful. It was a nuisance because I was spotting all the time. The doctor said it’s a simple surgery and I’d feel much better afterward. I scheduled the surgery without even wondering, “Do I really need a hysterectomy?
Gynecological exams aren’t enjoyable, but they’re less painful if you know how to relax during a pap smear. Here are 5 tips for relaxing when… Read More »How to Relax When You’re Getting a Pap Smear
If you’re having trouble conceiving a baby, it might be time to think about fertility tests or an infertility workup. Here’s a brief description of six basic types of fertility tests, given by a doctor or fertility specialist.
“An infertility workup tests all the links in the chain of events from ovulation to an established pregnancy in an orderly way,” say the experts in Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. “It can take as long as six to twelve months, because many tests have to be scheduled at specific times in your cycle and can’t be combined.”
For more info on women’s health in general – and female infertility – click on Our Bodies, Ourselves. And, read on for four fertility tests or an infertility workup…Read More »Having Trouble Conceiving? Basic Fertility Tests of an Infertility Workup
A clomid challenge test is a fertility test for women, which my infertility doctor asked me to do. Clomid is the brand name, and clomiphene… Read More »Clomid Challenge Test – A Fertility Test for Women