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Botox for Painful vaginal sex

August 22, 2017
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In this article, I will discuss a new treatment modality for painful penetration of the vagina or pain at the vaginal opening related to a condition called vaginismus (vaginal muscle spasms).

Vaginismus is a voluntary contraction of vaginal muscle on penetration. It is usually triggered by unpleasant sexual experience either due to forced sexual encounter or more commonly due to pain caused because of infection, vaginal dryness, a spasm or soreness in one of the vaginal muscles and glands or other medical conditions (for example, lichen sclerosis).

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Dr Natalia Novikova discusses Candida Infection

August 22, 2017
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What is Candida infection?

Candida or vaginal yeast infection is a common female condition where women experience itchiness, burning, abnormal discharge and even pain during intercourse. The vaginal wall can be red and swollen which can hurt terribly.

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Women’s health checklist with Mediclinic

August 15, 2017
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Dr Natalia Novikova runs through the 5 health checks that women of all ages should keep top of mind.

  1. Breast cancer checks 

In South Africa, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, according to the 2012 National Cancer Registry (NCR) but it has a high rate of survivorship owing to early detection and treatment. While most breast lumps are harmless, they should always be checked by a medical professional. If caught early enough, localised cancers can be removed without having to remove the entire breast.

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How normal is your period pain?

July 26, 2017
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Period pain can stem from a variety of conditions, from that time of the month to more severe medical conditions like Endometriosis or Uterine Fibroids.

The truth is 90% of women will experience menstrual pain but how much pain is too much? Mild cramping, bloating is the norm, but crippling cramps, heavy bleeding that drastically affect your quality of life should not be ignored.

 

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