Although cancer still ranks at the top of women's health fears, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Women are nine times more likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease than to breast cancer, but heart disease encroaches more stealthily; its symptoms may be more subtle and begin about a decade later in women than they do in men, and it usually doesn't kill until women are over 70.
Inger Friberg, MD
Specialty: OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
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What is the leading cause of death in women?
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When should a woman start having pelvic exams?
Stephen K. Montoya, MD, OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of Sunrise Hospital & Medical CenterA woman should have her first pelvic exam at age 21, says Stephen Montoya, MD, an OB/GYN at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he discusses how frequency for this exam can change with your age.
What is withdrawal bleeding?
Healthwise answeredWithdrawal bleeding is menstrual-like bleeding that occurs when a woman takes cycles of hormone therapy or birth control pills. Women take progestin for several weeks and then do not take progestin for several days; this drop in progestin triggers the bleeding. Withdrawal bleeding occurs during each cycle of hormone therapy about five days after progestin use ends. This is healthy for the uterine lining, which thickens with each hormone cycle, then sheds (sloughs off) in response to the drop in progestin. Withdrawal bleeding can happen when it is not expected. For example, it can come and go after stopping hormone therapy or while taking birth control pills. If withdrawal bleeding continues over a period of time, see your doctor.
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