What is bowel endometriosis?
You may have heard of endometriosis, but do you know what bowel endometriosis is? Though not as common, it still affects around 12% of people with endometriosis.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the signs, symptoms and treatments.
What is haemophilia and how can it affect your period?
Do you find yourself constantly changing your pads or tampons because of heavy bleeding? Or do you have periods that last 7 days or longer? If you or a loved one is dealing with similar symptoms, then it might be haemophilia. Understanding why this blood disorder happens and how it can be treated may give you some comfort and lead you to the right help. So let’s take a closer look!
Spotting & bleeding between periods
It can be a little scary when you notice traces of blood on your underwear between periods, especially if your cycle is pretty regular. But there’s no need to panic!
What is toxic shock syndrome?
You may have heard of toxic shock syndrome. If so, you probably know that it’s associated with wearing tampons. But let's talk more about what it actually is...
Irregular, missed or late periods: Should you be worried?
Let’s face it – periods are not exactly reliable. While some women+ could be used to clockwork flows, others have learned to expect the unexpected every month, and most of us will experience irregular periods at some point – whether they’re late, early, or missed altogether!
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and has nothing to do with having cysts, despite the name!
What is adenomyosis and how do you know if you have it?
While heavy menstrual bleeding and painful cramps are quite common, they’re not always signs of a normal menstrual cycle. They could be warning us about adenomyosis, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. But because these conditions share similar symptoms, they are often confused or misdiagnosed. So, what exactly is adenomyosis and how can we tell it apart?
What is a retroverted or tilted uterus?
In most female bodies the uterus slants slightly forward, allowing it to neatly fit within the pelvis. But it can also happen that the uterus bends backwards, resulting in a retroverted uterus. Let’s take a closer look at all that this means.
Period pain in your bum: what is proctalgia fugax?
Have you ever been on your period, going about your day, when you suddenly feel a severe, sharp, stabbing pain coming from your bottom? You might feel the pressure and pain for a few seconds or even minutes before it disappears – leaving you completely confused! Well, you might have just experienced proctalgia fugax.
Is it bacterial vaginosis or is it thrush? A quick guide to vaginal infections
Have you ever been going about your day and sensed that something doesn’t feel quite right? You may have noticed that your vaginal discharge has an unusual colour and smell or that you have an uncontrollable urge to itch your vulva. It could be because of bacterial vaginosis (BV) or thrush. But how can you tell the difference?
Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?
You might have heard reports of people experiencing period changes after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, or even after contracting Coronavirus. And perhaps you’re wondering if the vaccine will affect your menstrual cycle too. Well, it’s time to sort the myths from the facts.