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What is it?¬† Perimenopause is the years prior to menopause beginning in your 30’s or 40’s. The estrogen produced by the ovaries start to fluctuate. Symptoms: Changes in menstrual cycle. Some women may experience longer or shorter cycles, menstrual bleeding could be heavier or lighter, may skip cycles. Changes in menstrual bleeding should be discussed

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  Barrier Options: Condoms, Spermicides, Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical cap How they work: Barrier contraception works by blocking¬† sperm from reaching the women’s egg. Also offer protection from sexually transmitted infections. Barrier contraception does not affect female hormones, or breast milk production. Most can be purchased at drug stores, Diaphragm and cervical caps must be fitted

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Interstitial Cystitis (IC for short) has gone by many names, and most commonly known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. Unfortunately, it has been a poorly understood condition and can take years to be diagnosed properly. If you have a chronic pelvic pain that doesn’t seem to be getting better despite treatments and evaluations, consider these symptoms:

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