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06 Jan May I know if there is a difference between clomid (clomiphene) and letrozole? Is it better to take letrozole for ovulation?

Clomid (clomiphene) and Letrozole are medications used to treat women with ovulation problems. They work by helping the pituitary gland (a small pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain) stimulate the developing eggs in the ovaries through different physiological mechanisms. Clomid has been used...

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28 Nov I am 30, married for 2 years with no children. I do not have much sexual desire and will use all sorts of excuses to avoid intimacy with my husband. This often results in conflicts between us. Am I suffering from frigidity? What are the causes?

A woman's sexual desire is quite complex and involves the interaction of 3 components – biological, social and psychological. 1. The biological component refers to the spontaneous sexual interest. 2. The social component includes expectations, beliefs and values about sex. 3. The psychological component relates to the motivation...

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24 Oct I am a first time mum. My breasts sagged after pregnancy. Could the sagging be due to breast feeding? Can I use natural cream or supplements to help restore the shape of my breasts?

The breasts are attached to the chest wall by supporting ligaments.  During pregnancy, increasing levels of hormones cause the breast tissues to grow. As a result, the breasts become enlarged, swollen and heavy. They then drag and stretch these ligaments resulting in sagging breasts after...

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17 Oct I am 28. I have been suffering from bloated stomach and tender breasts about one week before menses for the past few years. These symptoms disappear soon after menstruation begins. My friends tell me I am also grouchy at times and they can almost predict when my period is coming. Am I suffering from PMS? Anything I can do to help relieve my symptoms? I don’t like to take medicines.

You are suffering from PMS or premenstrual syndrome with physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms which appear one to two weeks before your monthly periods and  gradually improve or disappear when menstruation starts. About 10 % to 20% of women of childbearing age have PMS. The symptoms...

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16 May I am 40 years old and have 2 children. I have suffered from endometriosis for the past 7 years. 5 years ago, I had a “chocolate cyst”removed by open surgery and another one on the opposite ovary removed by key-hole surgery 3 years later. Recently, I started to have menstrual pain and backache again. Is there anyway of preventing endometriosis from recurring? What are my treatment options?

Endometriosis is a chronic and progressive disease where the lining of the womb (endometrial tissues) is spilled into the surrounding organs-- fallopian tubes, ovaries and the back of the womb. These endometrial tissues respond cyclically every month to the female hormone, oestrogen, from the ovary...

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05 May I am 34 years old and have been married for a year. Every time I am intimate with my wife, I feel pain as the skin over the penis cannot be stretched completely. I am very keen to have a baby. What should I do?

You may have phimosis, a medical condition where the foreskin is tight and unable to retract over the head of the penis during erection. It is caused by a tight band or a ring in the foreskin. If retraction is possible when the penis is...

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