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Why Your Reproductive Sexual Health Matters

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Why Your Reproductive Sexual Health Matters

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Your reproductive sexual health has a huge impact on your overall well-being. Keeping track of your reproductive sexual health is not just about procreation, it is also about preventing diseases that can harm you severely.

Our reproductive sexual health works like a clock that sets the body rhythm.

Don’t just keep track of your period, keep track of spikes in blood flow and any other unusual symptoms.

Visiting an gynecologist is not only for when pregnancy occurs. ( A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health of the female organs.) Women are often advised to visit a gynecologist annually for checkup and at any time they feel symptoms that concern them.

Here is a list of common symptoms of female reproductive health problems

Although there are numerous conditions that can affect the female reproductive system, such as cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infertility, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and more.

Here are common symptoms of female reproductive and hormonal health problems include

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Itching, burning, or irritation (including bumps, blisters, or sores) of the vagina or genital area
  • Pain or discomfort during sex
  • Excessively heavy bleeding or severe pain with periods
  • Severe pelvic/abdominal pain
  • A change in vaginal discharge (amount, color or odor)
  • Feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen
  • Frequent urination or feeling of urgency to urinate
  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Known reproductive problems such as infertility, past miscarriages or early labor
  • Excessive hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes
  • Baldness or thinning hair
  • Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
  • Patches of thickened dark brown or black skin

If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your gyneacologist to determine the cause.

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