• Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds -- who cares?

    Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and hormone-releasing IUDs, significantly increase women’s risk for breast cancer. The study found... show more
    Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and hormone-releasing IUDs, significantly increase women’s risk for breast cancer. The study found that women who used hormonal contraception had a 20 percent elevated risk[1] for breast cancer compared to women who had never used a hormonal method. The risk was also found to be time-dependent, increasing the longer the hormonal drugs were used. Women who used hormonal contraception longer than 10 years saw their risk for breast cancer increase by almost 40 percent.[2] While the study showed that the breast cancer risk decreased after stopping hormonal contraception, for women who used a hormonal method for five years or more, the effects of drug lingered. Women who used hormonal contraception longer than five years saw a significant elevated risk for breast cancer even five years or more after discontinuation.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • I get a yeast infection every time I have sex!!?

    Best answer: This is beyond what most of us can help you with. He should definitely shower beforehand with a normal soap as antibacterial is not good for any of us and doesn't kill yeast (only makes yeast grow better as it kills off healthy bacteria). No tub baths for you, no douches, and you should shower and clean... show more
    Best answer: This is beyond what most of us can help you with. He should definitely shower beforehand with a normal soap as antibacterial is not good for any of us and doesn't kill yeast (only makes yeast grow better as it kills off healthy bacteria). No tub baths for you, no douches, and you should shower and clean yourself after. I don't think peeing after is even close to enough as yeast infections can be all over your genital areas, not just internally. In fact your urethra where the pee comes out is the least likely place to need cleaning out in this situation.

    Eat lots of yogurt that's as plain as you can stand and wear comfortable 100% cotton underwear (no thongs). Things need to breathe. A humid environment urged on by bad underwear that is microfiber or polyester is a great place to grow yeast.

    Write down all of the times you've had an infection and take that to your nurse practitioner, primary care doc, or gynecologist. I'd recommend a gyno. You may not be getting enough full recovery from an OTC treatment, and this person is most likely to know of any odds and ends. You definitely should try a prescription oral yeast infection medication.

    Another thing to consider: this may not be a yeast infection. There are other things.... ):

    Sorry and hope it all gets better for you soon.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • This is really humiliating but, how do I tell when I've broken/stretched my Hymen?

    I feel absolutely stupid going to yahoo answers from this but I lost my mother at a young age in a car crash, have no contact with other family members and my dad thought periods only happened during childbirth. So I'm kind of at a loss here. oh god.. I can't believe I'm about to write this but.... show more
    I feel absolutely stupid going to yahoo answers from this but I lost my mother at a young age in a car crash, have no contact with other family members and my dad thought periods only happened during childbirth. So I'm kind of at a loss here. oh god.. I can't believe I'm about to write this but. Okay, I'm 15 and I can finger myself, I can fit my whole finger in.. there... I want to learn more about my body and I want to know how to tell if I've broken/stretched my hymen?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m scared/worries that i won’t get wet during sex?

    Best answer: That's not something you should spend a lot of time worrying about. That said, most people worry about their first time, and always about things their partner is not likely to care about. When you're obviously getting close to sex, excuse yourself and go to the bathroom. See how wet you are. You don't... show more
    Best answer: That's not something you should spend a lot of time worrying about. That said, most people worry about their first time, and always about things their partner is not likely to care about.

    When you're obviously getting close to sex, excuse yourself and go to the bathroom. See how wet you are. You don't have to be very wet to have sex. But if you concerned that you're not wet enough use a little lube, which you strategically placed in the bathroom earlier.

    Just remember that he's also (unnecessarily) worried. He's concerned about things like he won't be big enough for you (or he'll be too big for you), he won't last long, he won't what to do once it's in, and lots more.

    Just relax and let your instincts kick in. No matter what happens, it will be fine. Even if it goes horribly, it's still fine - really. There's always the second time, and the third.

    Ultimately, if you tend not to get wet enough, you just do what millions of other couples do and use lube. It's totally fine.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • What age will I stop growing?

    I'm 15 (turning 16 in february) and i'm 5'9 1/2. I dislike my height, due to majority of girls being shorter than me, but a place i feel accepted is my basketball team because we all share similar heights. I feel like harder for boys to be attracted to me. Will I stop growing? How can I? Please help.... show more
    I'm 15 (turning 16 in february) and i'm 5'9 1/2. I dislike my height, due to majority of girls being shorter than me, but a place i feel accepted is my basketball team because we all share similar heights. I feel like harder for boys to be attracted to me. Will I stop growing? How can I? Please help. this is one huge insecurity of mine:( thanks.
    6 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Bra on during sex?

    Basically I have no boobs at all, I've a flat chest and I was wondering how I keep my bra on during sex because I'm not comfortable without it? What do I do when a guy goes to take my bra off?
    Basically I have no boobs at all, I've a flat chest and I was wondering how I keep my bra on during sex because I'm not comfortable without it? What do I do when a guy goes to take my bra off?
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Need help from anyone ASAP!?

    Best answer: If your at all concerned, just take the plan B. It's very safe to take as long as you don't take it all the time. The side effects aren't that bad and its only like $50 at walmart. I took it once before and it made me have nausea and bad PMS the next month. Make sure you take it with a meal and try to... show more
    Best answer: If your at all concerned, just take the plan B. It's very safe to take as long as you don't take it all the time. The side effects aren't that bad and its only like $50 at walmart.

    I took it once before and it made me have nausea and bad PMS the next month. Make sure you take it with a meal and try to take it right before bed, that way you won't have to experience symptoms if any.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Poll: SHOULD I BUY A PREGNANCY TEST TONIGHT??

    Best answer: No, ovulation occurs 10-14 days after your last period. You should buy an std test, instead.
    Best answer: No, ovulation occurs 10-14 days after your last period. You should buy an std test, instead.
    6 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is there a formal world for the word "****" or "Boobs"? The female breast.?

    I know a different language that has a formal (non-vulgar) word for it. If you look in the dictionary "****" is marked vulgar. Why can't it have a regular word for it that is non-vulgar like Penis or Vagina. So when the doctor asks a female patient who is hurting "What part of your body is... show more
    I know a different language that has a formal (non-vulgar) word for it. If you look in the dictionary "****" is marked vulgar. Why can't it have a regular word for it that is non-vulgar like Penis or Vagina. So when the doctor asks a female patient who is hurting "What part of your body is hurting?" The patient can say my left "****" or "Boobs". You see breast is kinda general area.
    5 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Why do some elderly ladies stare?

    Best answer: Their eyes aren't as good as they used to be, so they often have to stare to see clearly.
    Best answer: Their eyes aren't as good as they used to be, so they often have to stare to see clearly.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • My mom won't let me go on birth control?

    Best answer: Perhaps you should take her to the doctor with you on your next visit and have HIM explain to HER how safe it actually Is and how so many people are on it. Sometimes they need to knock sense into their heads.
    Best answer: Perhaps you should take her to the doctor with you on your next visit and have HIM explain to HER how safe it actually Is and how so many people are on it. Sometimes they need to knock sense into their heads.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • My 15 year old daughter is pro body odor. What do I do she smells?

    She stop eating meat when she was 13. When she was 14 she became full vegan. She also has been shower at an inappropriately low amount. She only shower 3-4 times a week, but the final straw was when I asked her what that horrible stench was to make her selfaware and she told me she was pro body odor and would not... show more
    She stop eating meat when she was 13. When she was 14 she became full vegan. She also has been shower at an inappropriately low amount. She only shower 3-4 times a week, but the final straw was when I asked her what that horrible stench was to make her selfaware and she told me she was pro body odor and would not be wearing deodorant anymore deodorant because it was blocking her natural smell! Plus on top of all of these bad hygiene my daughter is a gay! Her new girlfriend also is some hippie and smells! What do I do?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • HELP- Left tampon in for over a week! (Serious answers only please)?

    Hi. I’m so embarrassed to even be putting this up on here but I don’t know what to do or where to go regarding this! Recently I’ve been experiencing lower abdominal pain and a sort of sour/fishy discharge, and last night I discovered that I had left my tampon in there for over a week, didn’t feel no string or... show more
    Hi. I’m so embarrassed to even be putting this up on here but I don’t know what to do or where to go regarding this! Recently I’ve been experiencing lower abdominal pain and a sort of sour/fishy discharge, and last night I discovered that I had left my tampon in there for over a week, didn’t feel no string or anything until then! I’ve woken up this morning in a puddle of discharge and cramping in the lower abdominal area. Is this worth getting checked out? I’m so embarrassed and worried, especially as I know leaving the tampon in for longer than 8 hours risks TSS! Please help:(
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is there or was there something wrong with me?

    Best answer: I was 10 as well- the average age range to start is 10-16
    Best answer: I was 10 as well- the average age range to start is 10-16
    19 answers · 5 days ago
  • 16 with no breast development?

    I'm 16 and have absolutely no breast development , my breasts are the same way they were when they I was 5 years old. Simply nipples on my chest and no fat. It's so annoying and really really gets in the way of my confidence. I have had my period for 2 years , I have all other signs of puberty. It's... show more
    I'm 16 and have absolutely no breast development , my breasts are the same way they were when they I was 5 years old. Simply nipples on my chest and no fat. It's so annoying and really really gets in the way of my confidence. I have had my period for 2 years , I have all other signs of puberty. It's really upsetting me. I've been to my doctor and she's said everhthing is normal which is even more frustrating .
    5 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Poll: When should I expect my period?

    Best answer: That is hard to say...you will either get it on the 17th, or any day in between the 22nd. Just keep a pad on so you are prepared. If your breast start aching, or you are getting any other PMS symptoms your time is near.
    Best answer: That is hard to say...you will either get it on the 17th, or any day in between the 22nd. Just keep a pad on so you are prepared. If your breast start aching, or you are getting any other PMS symptoms your time is near.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • I'm late... 4 days late?

    Okay... so I am 4 days late on my period. I know it doesn't sound like anything but I work like clock work, every 27 days. I'm thinking it might jave somethibg to do with getting sick with mono 2 weeks before but im not sure. And I'm starting to worry a little bit.. it doesn't help that my mom... show more
    Okay... so I am 4 days late on my period. I know it doesn't sound like anything but I work like clock work, every 27 days. I'm thinking it might jave somethibg to do with getting sick with mono 2 weeks before but im not sure. And I'm starting to worry a little bit.. it doesn't help that my mom thinks my boyfriend knocked me up. Which he didn't, we've never slept together and he respects the fact that I want to wait till I'm married. (I'm 20 btw)
    4 answers · 3 hours ago