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VAGINAL BLEEDING AFTER SEX

You've just finished making love, and you're in that pleasant dream-like state when you go to the bathroom and discover that you are bleeding. Nothing can bring you back to reality faster than vaginal bleeding after sex. Post-coital bleeding can occur for a number of reasons, and is nothing to take lightly. Here's a look at the top 10 causes of vaginal bleeding after sex: Cervical dysplasia :Cervical dysplasia is precancerous changes of the epithelial cells that line the cervix. Risk increases with multiple sexual partners, sex before age 18, childbirth before age 16, or a past history of STDs. Treatment is usually cryosurgery or conisation. Chlamydia- A bacterial infection that is usually transmitted through sexual activity or contact with semen, vaginal fluid, or blood. Gonorrhea-A usually sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria. Several pharmaceutical treatments are available. Vaginitis or Cervicitis: Inflammation or swelling and infection of the vagina or cervix.…

FLAT BREAST IN WOMAN

Sometimes a woman's breasts don't develop much during puberty but she remains "flat-chested" - without any or much palpable breast tissue. Typically, flat-chested girls do have a nipple that looks swollen or elevated, but for some reason the breasts don't grow in size at all. Flat-chested girls do get pubic hair and start menstruating just normally and their breasts do have milk glands - it's just that the breasts don't grow in size like most girls. Unfortunately experts like doctors and lactation consultants don't really know why  this takes place. It is known that typically flat-chested women's hormone levels are just fine and they can often successfully breastfeed, so it may be that this represents a problem in the connective tissue inside the breast and not in the actual duct / alveoli system of the breast. It has been suggested that maybe flat-chested women's breast tissue is insensitive to normal levels of circulating hormones. But no matt…

PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is a painful and itchy chronic skin condition that produces red, inflamed patches on the skin. Between 5.8 million and 7.5 million people live with the skin disease psoriasis, yet almost half with moderate to severe cases are not getting treatment and others are receiving out-of-date treatment. Why? Because the condition is still widely misunderstood—people who live with it can be subject to prejudice and discrimination—and treatments have not been very good until now. Just a few years ago, we didn’t have such great options,” says Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. “That’s changed! Treatments are now more effective, safer, and easier to use than ever.” Psoriasis is an often painful and itchy chronic skin condition that produces red, inflamed patches on the skin. The patches, which are not contagious, are usually covered with a white buildup of dead skin cells. Scientists are not sure what cau…