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Menstrual cup and tampon

Menstrual cups vs. tampons: Things you might not know about the cup

Posted by Emily Linklater, D.O.
May 26, 2016

Not quite sure what a menstrual cup is or how it works? You are not alone. Even though menstrual cups have been around since the early 1930s, only in the past few years have they become a more popular choice for women.

Resource Center(s): Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Vaginal dryness — symptoms, causes and remedies

Posted by Robert Lee, M.D.
May 24, 2016

Vaginal dryness is a symptom that I discuss with women every week. Typically, it isn’t the main reason that brings a woman to the clinic, but the topic comes up when we discuss other related subjects, such as painful intercourse or persistent pelvic pain.

Resource Center(s): Women's Health

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When periods are painful

Posted by Tiffany Casper, D.O.
May 24, 2016

It’s that time of the month and you’re feeling some painful bloating and cramping. Sometimes, the pain makes it difficult to perform normal household, job or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Although some pain during your period is normal, excessive pain is not.

Resource Center(s): Women's Health

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