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Why Do Women Have Hymens
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more
Good question: Many times it is an intense psychological state of denial. The symptoms are there, but the mind refuses for some reason to acknowledge the pregnancy, perhaps form some psychological trauma or fear. Severe obesity obviously can hide the physical aspects of pregnancy, but the breast engorgement and lack of menstruation will still be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more
Many causes...: Intercourse involves body parts that are very delicate. Sometimes the trauma of intercourse can make them bleed. Intercourse can also precipitate bleeding from the uterus through movement or even uterine contractions. Bleeding after intercourse can be a sign of something more serious such as uterine cancer so should be evaluated if it is persistent. Best wishes! ...Read more
Training, habits: Douching is a form of cleaning out the vaginal tract. The tract is quite capable of cleaning itself out nicely when undisturbed but some have been taught that this is a form of standard self care. The companies that mad such agents are happy to promote the need for this on a regular basis which is good for their bottom line. If the cleaning is to remove discharge or odor, see your ob. ...Read more
Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?
Risk Factors: There are hormonal changes that can cause some women to experience mood fluctuations. Also, women with a previous history of depression are at greater risk. In addition, if a woman is experiencing a general lack of support or severe environmental stress, there would be a greater risk of depression. ...Read more
Deep voice: Unless you are taking testosterone your deep voice is caused by something else. On the other hand, a pleasant deep voice in a woman can and will be appreciated by lots of folks. If after both of these you are still concerned you might want to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor. ...Read more
Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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