Forest Trees

Women's Health

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Menopause – the definition and an explanation

The menopause is a completely normal event that around 50% of the population will go through, so be assured you’re not alone.  Officially, menopause is when your periods have stopped (for over a year) but the term often includes the years leading up to this point (perimenopause) and for several years after (postmenopause).

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How should I check my breasts?

There's no right or wrong way to check your breasts, but it's important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. That way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to a GP.


STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed.

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Ovarian Cancer

The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly early on.

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Anal pain (pain in the bottom) can be distressing, but it's often just the result of a minor, treatable problem. The medical name for pain in and around the anus or rectum is proctalgia.