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Women's Health Issues: LadyGardening for Dummies

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  • I was going to get the copper coil now I'm put off :pac:

    My friend has it and loves it. She can't use hormonal contraception due to a medical condition, she loves the fact that she is not filling her body with drugs.




  • I'm on week 3 of my period. Its not getting any lighter, or easing any way at all, its very very heavy.
    over the last few years I'd sometimes have 2 periods in a month, and mine would average between 4 and 8 days long, but I'm on day 23 now. My sleeping is completely erratic too, I could fall asleep at 11. Sleep for 1.5hrs and thats me for the night, or I'll fall asleep at 6 and need to get up at 8. I'm absolutely exhausted. I have a TL done,since 2012, and had no issues until about 2 years ago.
    Any ideas?




  • I'm on week 3 of my period. Its not getting any lighter, or easing any way at all, its very very heavy.
    over the last few years I'd sometimes have 2 periods in a month, and mine would average between 4 and 8 days long, but I'm on day 23 now. My sleeping is completely erratic too, I could fall asleep at 11. Sleep for 1.5hrs and thats me for the night, or I'll fall asleep at 6 and need to get up at 8. I'm absolutely exhausted. I have a TL done,since 2012, and had no issues until about 2 years ago.
    Any ideas?

    We can't really offer any medical advice. If I was in your situation I would certainly be making an appointment to see my GP.




  • Any recommendations for reliable places to buy bras online. I'm in dire need but never bought anything other than sports bra online which is always fine but day to day bras are different, I usually try on numerous different sizes/styles to get one that fits well and haven't bought any in at least 18 months now :(




  • Any recommendations for reliable places to buy bras online. I'm in dire need but never bought anything other than sports bra online which is always fine but day to day bras are different, I usually try on numerous different sizes/styles to get one that fits well and haven't bought any in at least 18 months now :(

    Belle Femme in Kilkenny are doing video consultations


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  • Any recommendations for reliable places to buy bras online. I'm in dire need but never bought anything other than sports bra online which is always fine but day to day bras are different, I usually try on numerous different sizes/styles to get one that fits well and haven't bought any in at least 18 months now :(

    I used always use Figleaves, but it has now been taken over by Simply Be (simplybe.ie) so I can't speak from experience about how it is. You should be able to order from Bravissimo - they're UK based so there's always a risk of customs and charges due to Brexit. But they have an online chat function that is super helpful to ask about different bras.

    It's a lot of work, but it might be worth using https://www.bratabase.com/ once you've found a bra you think you like the look of. The reviews there really help with sizing, especially as all brands have their own quirks in sizing.

    You can also go down the route of really figuring out the finer details of your breasts that most of us don't even think of - roots, projection, where they're fullest etc. That can help you understand the fundamentals of why certain styles never fit correctly, etc. I used www.reddit.com/r/abrathatfits to learn about all of that.




  • Simply Be are a bit of a pain in the arse - delivery can be quite slow even to the UK! Part of the student discount though is next day delivery which does help.




  • Anyone here got kyleena or skyla IUD? Doctor was recommending them to me as alternatives to copper coil as they've lower hormones than mirena.




  • Any recommendations for razor burn cuts in my lady garden, sore and itchy




  • JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Any recommendations for razor burn cuts in my lady garden, sore and itchy

    Tip 1, don't shave!! Absolutely the worst thing you can do for hair removal in that area.

    Tip 2, eye cream. Designed for sensitive area and healing. Go for a simple one, moisturising, NO retinol.


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  • Had my cervical check a few weeks ago and during it they found a couple of cervical polyps and ectropion, so I've been referred for colposcopy for further examination/removal. (The smear has since come back with no HPV found) I'm 28.

    I got a referral letter from the Rotunda and the waiting list is 1 year minimum. I'm a bit unsure about just leaving it for an indefinite amount of time since there's some discomfort and most sources I've seen suggest that they should be removed, even though they're usually benign. (And I have been on a "1 year" hospital waiting list for an unrelated matter for around 3 years now!) My grandmother died of cervical cancer in her 30s and while I know it's not usually genetic, it's on my mind a bit.

    Has anyone else waited as long for a polyp removal? Alternatively, has anyone had the removal done privately? Just trying to decide what to do so any advice is very welcome! Thanks!




  • Hi everyone, wondering if anyone has experienced this and can give some advice?
    Since 2015 ive had very irregular periods. In 2015 I went 9 months without a period then it came back and was normal for about a year or so (I think but cant quite remember) In the last 2 years or so its been stopping and starting like this, last year I didnt have a period from March to August, had a period in August and September then it stopped again. I think I got one around November then nothing until January of this year, they were very regular up until March and I havnt had one since.
    I get the signs that my period is coming, my boobs get really sore around the time it should arrive but nothing happens.

    In 2015 when this first started I went to the doctor about it but he said im probably pregnant, I knew I wasnt but he insisted I was, did pregnancy test, obviously it showed I wasnt pregnant. He sent me for blood tests but everything came back normal including hormones. He referred me to a gynecologist but the waiting list was 2 - 4 years long and I didnt keep the appointment because my periods came back and seemed normal.
    Has anyone experiences the same? Thanks




  • I think that's a medical issue and the only advice I would have is go back to your GP, or find another one who's more informed about women's health.

    There might be a variety of reasons, like being underweight, very stressed, etc, but it could be something more serious that would need further investigations so I'd be insisting on a referral to a gynaecologist.




  • Hi everyone, wondering if anyone has experienced this and can give some advice?
    Since 2015 ive had very irregular periods. In 2015 I went 9 months without a period then it came back and was normal for about a year or so (I think but cant quite remember) In the last 2 years or so its been stopping and starting like this, last year I didnt have a period from March to August, had a period in August and September then it stopped again. I think I got one around November then nothing until January of this year, they were very regular up until March and I havnt had one since.
    I get the signs that my period is coming, my boobs get really sore around the time it should arrive but nothing happens.

    In 2015 when this first started I went to the doctor about it but he said im probably pregnant, I knew I wasnt but he insisted I was, did pregnancy test, obviously it showed I wasnt pregnant. He sent me for blood tests but everything came back normal including hormones. He referred me to a gynecologist but the waiting list was 2 - 4 years long and I didnt keep the appointment because my periods came back and seemed normal.
    Has anyone experiences the same? Thanks

    Definetely need to insist on the doctor to look into this. I had a similar issue, on and off with my period until I got to the gynecologist did an ultrasound, saw some cysts, then he made a hormone testing (on the first day of the period) and he diagnosed PCOS to myself.

    It's only one of the possible responses you may get back, it could be any other kind of amenorrhea and it's important to know what's going on in your body.




  • Hi everyone, wondering if anyone has experienced this and can give some advice?
    Since 2015 ive had very irregular periods. In 2015 I went 9 months without a period then it came back and was normal for about a year or so (I think but cant quite remember) In the last 2 years or so its been stopping and starting like this, last year I didnt have a period from March to August, had a period in August and September then it stopped again. I think I got one around November then nothing until January of this year, they were very regular up until March and I havnt had one since.
    I get the signs that my period is coming, my boobs get really sore around the time it should arrive but nothing happens.

    In 2015 when this first started I went to the doctor about it but he said im probably pregnant, I knew I wasnt but he insisted I was, did pregnancy test, obviously it showed I wasnt pregnant. He sent me for blood tests but everything came back normal including hormones. He referred me to a gynecologist but the waiting list was 2 - 4 years long and I didnt keep the appointment because my periods came back and seemed normal.
    Has anyone experiences the same? Thanks


    Guessing you're not on any form of contraception? My periods only started coming monthly around when I turned 30...before that it was roughly once every 3 months. If you're getting pms anyway sounds like something is definitely wrong.

    I could change doctors. My previous GP was extremely dismissive. I went to her for abdominal / bowel issues, excruiating, stabbing pains and of course they asked about my period. When she asked me when my last period was (it would have been about 3 months then) she looked at me as if I was thick and I just said I'm not pregnant (It would have been a ****ing miraculous pregnancy at the time if I was, either that or the longest gestation period on the planet :pac:) but she completely dismissed me on this basis. It was only when I got a younger doctor one time when she was off that I actually got examined, listened to and referred for further investigation.

    I've since changed GP practices and have had 3 different doctors in the one I'm in now and my god the difference between them and her and my previous male doctor, is unreal. They listen, they're compassionate, they offer advice and alternatives. You actually want to go to the doctor just for the chats. :D

    Periods are such a bloody complex thing but when they are not right it is an indicator that something is wrong IMO. If you can go somewhere else, do.




  • Guessing you're not on any form of contraception? My periods only started coming monthly around when I turned 30...before that it was roughly once every 3 months. If you're getting pms anyway sounds like something is definitely wrong.

    I could change doctors. My previous GP was extremely dismissive. I went to her for abdominal / bowel issues, excruiating, stabbing pains and of course they asked about my period. When she asked me when my last period was (it would have been about 3 months then) she looked at me as if I was thick and I just said I'm not pregnant (It would have been a ****ing miraculous pregnancy at the time if I was, either that or the longest gestation period on the planet :pac:) but she completely dismissed me on this basis. It was only when I got a younger doctor one time when she was off that I actually got examined, listened to and referred for further investigation.

    I've since changed GP practices and have had 3 different doctors in the one I'm in now and my god the difference between them and her and my previous male doctor, is unreal. They listen, they're compassionate, they offer advice and alternatives. You actually want to go to the doctor just for the chats. :D

    Periods are such a bloody complex thing but when they are not right it is an indicator that something is wrong IMO. If you can go somewhere else, do.

    Thanks, I find getting to the bottom of anything thats wrong with me is a rigmarole and I always end up no wiser as to whats going on with me. Ill consider changing GP. Thanks for you help.


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