The vaginal pH is a measurement that indicates whether the vagina is acidic or basic. This can range from 0 to 14, where if the pH is less than 7, the vagina is considered acidic, and if it is more than 7, it is basic. So, what can throw off your pH balance? How do [...]
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When you started taking birth control, you might have noticed a few subtle changes to your body over time. Depending on how long you’ve been taking it, these changes may vary. Now, you may be in a time of your life that you're wondering what happens when you stop taking birth control. The side effects [...]
Any fluctuations from your regular cycle can be scary, especially when it comes to starting your period 2 weeks early. However, there is no reason to panic, as this kind of thing happens to everyone at least once in their life. Why Did My Period Come Early? A menstrual cycle can last anywhere between 21 [...]
Many women experience a higher body temperature when they're pregnant. Others feel cold, which, most of the time, is a normal occurrence. However, sometimes, it can indicate that the patient has an underlying health condition, such as thyroid problems and iron-deficiency anemia. So, is being cold always a sign of pregnancy? What can you do [...]
Many women are concerned about developing breast cancer, as some are at a greater risk than others, especially those with obesity and who drink a lot of alcohol. Our women’s healthcare clinic in Boca Raton specializes in various areas, such as breast care, female reproductive health, and preventative health measures. Read our article to learn [...]
For women, their monthly flow is a normal phenomenon, and this runs for most of their young adult lives. However, when they get to a particular age, usually from 50, the bleeding stops completely, and we often refer to this as menopause. This is the time that signals the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles [...]
The menstrual cycle is a natural practice that women experience every month where they shed blood from their vagina. This lasts for up to seven days, but the duration can vary from person to person. However, one common symptom that develops in most women who are menstruating is fatigue, as they complain of persistent tiredness [...]
As a woman, you’re more likely to conceive during your ovulation period than on other days. Some women also experience some symptoms that can indicate that they’re ovulating, such as breast tenderness, increased sexual desire, and light ovulation spotting. Ovulation tests can also determine whether you’re ovulating, to help increase your chance of getting pregnant. [...]
The vaginal is naturally elastic, meaning that it can stretch in certain situations, such as when you have sexual intercourse or give birth. However, it doesn't take long for the vaginal muscles to return to their usual shape. The pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina may weaken over time, which can happen as you age [...]
A vaginal septum is a condition that is considered a congenital anomaly as it is a developmental issue that forms in embryos. It occurs when the female’s reproductive system does not fully develop and leaves a dividing tissue wall in the woman’s vagina. Vaginal septums can run horizontally or vertically, and they divide the vagina [...]