Articles posted by Nicholas Morris

What Is Endometriosis?

One common cause of pelvic pain, painful periods, as well as painful sex and painful bowel movements is endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where cells normally found in the lining of the uterus / womb grow elsewhere in the body e.g. in the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis.  These cells, however, still behave

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Some Thoughts About Labiaplasty

We’ve all recently heard the news about The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reporting a 40% drop in the number of people in the UK, male and female, undergoing cosmetic surgery.  The BAAPS figures also show that the fall among women was actually 47.8 %.  The sort or cosmetic procedures referred to in

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Do You Feel Pain During Sex?

The results of a recent study have shown that a sizeable minority, almost 1 in 10 of women in the UK, experience pain during sex.  The findings, from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), are significant because they come from the largest scientific study of sexual health lifestyles in the UK.

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Multivitamins and Pregnancy in the News

You may well have heard on the news this month about the widely publicised results of a study published in the BMJ journal’s Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin which indicate that multivitamin and mineral supplements are unlikely to be needed by most pregnant women. The main message about taking multivitamins during pregnancy to come out of

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Endometrial Cancer Study

A recent Medical News Today article has highlighted the results of a study carried out by an international team.  The study identified 5 new gene regions that may increase the risk of a woman developing endometrial cancer.  In order to identify the genetic variants this latest study used the DNA of more than 7,000 women

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High BMI

Greater Risks With a High BMI

The results of research published online by JAMA Neurol and highlighted in a recent BMJ article indicate that obese women i.e. those with a BMI of 30 or greater who use oral contraceptives could be at greater risk of suffering a (rare) type of stroke called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).  This is essentially a stroke

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Surgery To Correct Prolapse

 Weakening of the tissues surrounding the womb / uterus, the rectum or the bladder can lead to these organs slipping down and protruding into vagina, and this is commonly known as a prolapse. It is essentially a hernia in the vagina; it is normally the rectum which is affected. There are however different types of

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Polycystic Ovaries & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

There is a lot of information available out there about polycystic ovaries, and one important thing that I need to point out here is that an ultrasound finding of polycystic ovaries is not the same thing as having the metabolic disease called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This is why if you have an ultrasound finding of

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