6 Womens Health Issues You Must Know About


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There are many women’s health issues that you must be aware of. Some of these include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and more. It is important to be proactive about your health and to know the signs and symptoms of these diseases so that you can get treatment if necessary.

1. Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one women’s health issue that women need to know about and women should be proactive about by getting a mammogram every year after the age of 40. There are different types of breast cancer – invasive ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and inflammatory carcinoma – and women should understand the differences so women can address breast cancer symptoms correctly.

Breast Cancer Symptoms:

– a lump or area of thickened tissue in your breast or under your arm

– skin changes, such as puckering, dimpling, nipple retraction , size and shape change of the breast , redness, scaliness , scaling , and swelling

– discharge from your nipples , especially if it is bloody

– pain in your breast or abdomen

– a change in the size or contour of your breast

– a change in the shape or appearance of your nipple, such as being pulled into the breast

– itching or pain in one or both breasts that may get worse at certain times of the month

– burning or tingling in your breasts, particularly if you are a women over 40

2. Ovarian Cancer

Women should be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer such as pain or pressure on your lower belly (pelvic area) and/or pain with urinating , feeling full quickly when eating , trouble eating because of feeling full quickly , constipation , nausea , and vomiting . Women who have these symptoms should get checked out by a women’s health care provider.

3. Uterine Cancer

Women should also be aware of uterine cancer or endometrial cancer. Many women don’t know the main symptom of uterine cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding, which women can have at irregular times in your cycle, after menopause , or between periods.

4. Flu Like Symptoms

Many women don’t know the flu like symptoms women should have if they think they may have Lyme disease . These flu like symptoms include fatigue and chills , fever and sweats , headache and neck stiffness , muscle and joint pain , and swollen glands.

5. Vaginal Yeast Infection

Yeast infections are common women’s health issues women should be aware of. Women who have vaginal yeast infections typically have symptoms such as a thick, white discharge with a strong odor that is similar to bread dough, pain with urination , redness and swelling of the labia, and itching of the vagina or vulva. Women with vaginal yeast infections typically just need to have sex women should abstain from sex if they have an active herpes outbreak .

6. Herpes

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Women’s health issues related to herpes are something women need to be aware of as one out of every six women in the United States has genital herpes and women should know the symptoms . These symptoms include small, painful blisters on your genitals and surrounding area , flu like symptoms such as fatigue and chills, fever and sweats, headache and neck stiffness , muscle and joint pain , swollen glands , itching or tingling feelings in the affected areas before sores appear. Women with herpes simplex virus should abstain from sex women should have the consent of their partners before engaging in sexual activity. Women with herpes simplex virus women who have an active herpes outbreak women should abstain from sex women should abstain from sex.

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