Getty ImagesGeorge Mattei Melinda Nicols, now 40, had a Mirena IUD inserted in 2007, and didn’t realize it had migrated to her abdomen until 11 years later, after she started experiencing pain in her back.Doctors say that while it is possible for an IUD to move out of place, it is very rare.An IUD that has moved can cause little to no symptoms. Following up with your doctor after the initial insertion can help ensure your IUD stays in the right location.You’re probably aware that IUDs, like all forms of birth control, come with a risk of complications. In the case of an IUD, that can be as minor as it falling out or as severe as it puncturing your uterus. Unfortunately for one woman, her IUD managed to puncture through her uterus and migrate into her abdominal cavity… where it stayed undetected for nearly 11 years, the New York Post reports.Melinda Nichols got a Mirena IUD in 2007 and saw her doctor for a follow-up visit a few weeks later, where she was given a … [Read more...] about This Woman’s IUD Was in Her Abdomen for 11 Years: How Often Does This Happen?
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The reason there wasn't a post yesterday is simple. The night before, I was feeling a bit under the weather. As a result, I went to bed early, neglecting my blogly responsibilities. As I result, I missed the release of a whopper of a study that normally would have been all over like...well...choose your metaphor. On the other hand, the one day delay isn't necessarily all bad because it lets me see the reaction of cranks to this study, the better to apply some not-so-Respectful Insolence to it. The crankiest of these cranks, of course, is Mike Adams, a grifter deep in the thrall of any form of pseudoscience that he can sell to burnish his brand and keep the rubes buying and who knows how to whip his minions into a fine frothy head of anti-pharma conspiracy mongering. In actuality, though, I was a little bit disappointed, as Adams was almost restrained, at least by his usual crazed standards: A CDC-funded medical study being published by the medical journal Vaccine has confirmed a … [Read more...] about Does the flu vaccine cause miscarriages?
Courtesy of Kate Kordsmeier / Root + Revel Looking back, it's pretty clear that I started having symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome—a hormonal imbalance in women—when I was a teenager. But at the time, I had no idea that my super-irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, and breakouts had anything to do with PCOS. My doctors weren't too concerned, and told me what I was dealing with was normal. I started birth control when I was 16, which regulated my period and helped with the breakouts. Problem solved...I thought. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Then, about four years ago, I started having awful digestion problems (unrelated to PCOS). I had no idea what was causing my severe constipation. I had a colonoscopy, which didn’t show much, and even tried a prescription, which didn’t help. So I decided to stop taking all of my medications—birth control included—to find out if any of them were affecting my stomach. 'That's when all hormonal hell … [Read more...] about ‘PCOS Was Ruining My Life—Until I Cut Out Processed Foods’
Lisa Bonos, The Washington Post Published 2:02 pm PDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Lisa Bonos Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Dozens of 20- to 40-somethings left notes about the T-shirts that smelled pleasing to them. Dozens of 20- to 40-somethings left notes about the T-shirts that smelled pleasing to them. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Lisa Bonos Does my sweaty T-shirt turn you on? At a pheromone party, singles try to match using only their noses 1 / 1 Back to Gallery As I walked into a party on a recent Thursday night, I was self-conscious in a way I'd never been before: What if no one likes the way I smell? It's summer in Washington, D.C., so no one smells all that great. But this night was different from your average gathering of sweaty bodies. I was about to enter a … [Read more...] about Does my sweaty T-shirt turn you on? At a pheromone party, singles try to match using only their noses
WELLNESS 08/01/2018 12:19 pm ET From how the weather affects your cycle to syncing up with your friends. Nicole Pajer On Assignment For HuffPost There are a ton of questions about periods that exist out in the universe. For instance, is it true that spending time with a close female friend will cause your cycle to sync up with hers? Does your period really stop when you’re in water? And getting pregnant during your period is completely off the table, right? You might be surprised at what’s fact and what’s fiction. Since knowledge is power ― especially when it comes to your body ― HuffPost asked some experts to set the record straight on questions like these and more. Here’s what you should know about your flow: Do cramps get better with exercise? Answer: They might. You may have been told to hit the elliptical or go for a brisk walk to battle menstrual discomfort. Studies are inconclusive on whether this really alleviates the … [Read more...] about 21 Period Myths That Need To Be Addressed ASAP