Painful Periods

Painful Periods

Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)⠀ Are you missing school, work or any other life event over your period? Definitions:⠀ ➼Primary dysmenorrhea – pain that comes from having a menstrual period, or “menstrual cramps.” This often begins with 6–12 months after the...
Vaginal Discharge and Odor

Vaginal Discharge and Odor

Vaginal Discharge and Odor Yes, it is normal to have vaginal discharge and a certain amount of vaginal odor is normal. The vagina begins making discharge during puberty. Normal vaginal discharge is clear to white and does not have a noticeable odor.  A change in...
My First Trip to the Gynecologist

My First Trip to the Gynecologist

Memories are a funny thing. They can be fussy and distorted. Here’s what I remember, from the time I started my period they were heavy and painful. My mom decided to take me to her gynecologist in Houston at age 14. I remember being so uncomfortable and embarrassed I...