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How Not to Be a Victim of Your Doctor (or Feel Like One)

by , RN BSN   July 9, 2015   Leave a Comment

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It’s all over the news right now: Michigan oncologist Dr. Farid Fata, who gave unnecessary cancer treatments to 533 patients as a moneymaking scheme, will be sentenced tomorrow. Dr. Fata’s patients were injured, disfigured, disabled, even killed by his brutal and violent behavior, and prosecutors are asking for 175 years behind bars.
Dr. Fata is, of course, an exception. The vast majority — let me say that again — the VAST majority of […]

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How Long Should I Leave a Pessary in Place?

by , RN BSN   June 26, 2015   Leave a Comment

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How long should you leave a pessary in place between cleanings? There is no single correct answer. Some women wear a pessary only occasionally, or wear it during the day but take it out every night. At the other extreme, some women leave a pessary in place for weeks or months. Pessaries are designed to stay in place for weeks on end, allowing fluids to flow around them — even your menstrual […]

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What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

by , RN BSN   June 16, 2015   Leave a Comment

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Millions of women suffer with pelvic organ prolapse, and millions more are at risk — but few women understand what prolapse really is.
What is cystocele? What is rectocele? What does it mean that my uterus is prolapsed? What does pelvic organ prolapse mean for my health? What does prolapse mean for my sex life?
What’s happening in your body when you have prolapse? When you feel that “something’s not right down there,” what […]

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6 Reasons NOT to Buy a Kegel Exercise Device

by , RN BSN   June 2, 2015   Leave a Comment

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In this post: Why kegel products are not the correct way to do kegel exercises for your pelvic floor muscles, and how kegel weights and other kegel devices can do more harm than good.
Kegel exercisers. Kegel eggs. Ben wa balls. Vaginal cones. Electrical stimulation devices. Biofeedback devices. Kegel weights for your vagina.
Kegel devices come in every shape, size, and style imaginable. There are plastic kegel devices, metal kegel devices, inflatable kegel devices, […]

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Sex Not as Good After Baby? It Happened to Me…

by , RN BSN   May 19, 2015   Leave a Comment

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Having a baby can really mess up your sex life.
You’re desperate for sleep. The minute you get in the mood, the baby cries. And after you’ve spent the entire day cuddling and breastfeeding, the last thing you want is to be touched even more.
Having our wonderful daughter was the best thing that ever happened to me and my husband,  but parenthood was really tough on our sex life. And it wasn’t about […]

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Top Five Things Your Doctor Should Be Saying about Your Prolapse, but Isn't

by , RN BSN   May 5, 2015   Leave a Comment

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What every woman with pelvic organ prolapse needs, and every doctor ought to know
The term “prolapse” in this article refers to pelvic organ prolapse, which means that one or more of the pelvic organs has literally fallen out of its proper place and into the vagina. There are three types of pelvic organ prolapse: prolapsed bladder (cystocele), prolapsed rectum (rectocele), and prolapsed uterus.
The vast majority of doctors care deeply about their […]

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Top Five Things Your Doctor Should Be Saying about Your Prolapse, but Isn’t

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What every woman with pelvic organ prolapse needs, and every doctor ought to know
The term “prolapse” in this article refers to pelvic organ prolapse, which means that one or more of the pelvic organs has literally fallen out of its proper place and into the vagina. There are three types of pelvic organ prolapse: prolapsed bladder (cystocele), prolapsed rectum (rectocele), and prolapsed uterus.
The vast majority of doctors care deeply about their […]

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