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While going through menopause, many women may decide to put their copy of The Joy of Sex on the top shelf (or in pile to go to the resale book shop). It turns out that you may be making a rash decision.
A new HealthyWomen survey that polled 1,043 U.S. postmenopausal women ages 40 and older found that 56% said they experienced vaginal dryness while 26% reported experienced painful intercourse. Yet, postmenopausal women are describing a reluctance to discuss vaginal and sexual symptoms of menopausal, even though possibilities for relief exist.
"There appears to be a general reluctance to discuss or address the vaginal and sexual symptoms of menopause, unfortunately resulting in many postmenopausal women learning to live with these symptoms," said Dr. Laura Berman, an assistant clinical professor of OB-GYN and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and one of the survey consultants. "The lack of communication around these common symptoms often cau...
Abscess - Bartholin's; Infected Bartholin's gland
Soaking in warm water four times a day for several days usually provides some relief and causes the abscess to open and drain on its own. However, the opening is usually very small and closes quickly, before drainage is complete.
A small surgical cut can completely drain the abscess. This provides the greatest relief and the fastest recovery. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. A catheter (tube) may be used to continue to allow draining while the area heals.
Antibiotics may be prescribed, but they are not usually needed if the abscess is drained properly.
Women who have repeated abscesses may consider a procedure called marsupialization. The procedure involves surgically creating a small, permanent opening to help the gland drain. Women with large, persistent Bartholin's cysts may also have this procedure.
Your health care provider may reco...
Generic Name: MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE - ORAL Pronounced: (mag-NEE-zee-um sa-LIS-i-late) Backache Pain Relief Ex St Oral Precautions
Before taking magnesium salicylate, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g.,
ibuprofen, naproxen, salsalate); or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
severe kidney disease
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing
with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)
poorly controlled diabetes
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