- Q How often does a healthy young woman need a check-up?
Dr. Howard LeWine, Internal MedicineDuring your 20s, you should have a routine preventive care visit every two years. There are two main reasons why you need an actual office visit: Blood pressure check Pelvic exam with a Pap smear During the visit, your doctor also can see if you are... Full Answer
- Q At what age should I start having mammograms?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologySeveral trials have grouped the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) through meta-analysis. Some have shown a decrease in the rate of deaths from breast cancer when women are screened in their 40s, while others have found that the benefit is... Full Answer
- Q Are men attracted to women as a result of ovulation?
Dr. Madeleine Castellanos MD, Sexual HealthThere was a study performed at Florida State University published in December 2009 demonstrating that when a man smells the sweat of a woman who is ovulating, his testosterone level increases. This tends to increase "courtship behaviors," which for... Full Answer
- Q What are some other issues that can cause bladder problems in older women?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMenopause is the most common reason women develop bladder problems as they age. Changes that occur in the body at midlife weaken bladder muscles, which can result in urine leaks.With age also comes increased risk for developing medical conditions such as... Full Answer