Well Women’s Clinic - Asiri Health
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Well Women’s Clinic

Well Women’s Clinic

Be comfortable in your body

"Everybody is different, and every body is different."

- Beverly Diehl -

Unfortunately, we still live in a time where the mere word “vagina” can make us cringe in discomfort. The Asiri Well Women's Clinic is here to break down the taboos and help with the well being of your body, more specifically the safety for your vaginal and abdominal health.

Women need to become comfortable with their own anatomy and looking at their own vulva. Ignoring symptoms - such as changes in appearance, pain or irritation - can mean you might miss picking up on a skin condition, infection, or a sexually transmitted disease. 

What is a Normal Menstrual Cycle?

The amount of time between a woman’s periods is called her menstrual cycle (the cycle is counted from the start of one period to the start of the next) Some women will find that their menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, whereas others might have a 24 day cycle, a 30-day cycle, or even longer. Following menarche, menstrual cycles last 21–45 days. After a couple of years, cycles shorten to an adult length of 21–34 days.

Having trouble keeping track of when you will have your period?

Download this simple Menstrual Chart that will help you keep track of your monthly cycle. You can also use the below Pain Scale to mark any discomfort you may have felt during your menstruation.

 


No Pain
Feeling perfectly normal   No need to consult a doctor

Mild Pain
No medication Bearable pain 

Nagging Pain
Need mild paracetamol for pain Able to adapt pain Psychologically and with medication or device such as cushion

Intense Pain
Need more than one paracetamol for pains Interferes significantly the daily activities Need to see a doctor 

Unbearable Pain
No response to paracetamol Unable to perform routine work and engage in daily activities

Calculation of Ovulation or fertile period?

Length of cycle - 14 days = Ovulation day

Length of cycle is from the 1st day of your period to the next menstruation day

Also for calculation of ovulation visit www.babycentre.com


Tips to Keep Yourself Comfortable During Your Monthly Cycle (Period)

  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Reduce your salt intake (salt can cause water retention) and caffeine (which can make you jumpy and anxious).
  • Include foods with calcium, which may reduce the severity of your PMS symptoms.
  • Take a brisk walk or bike ride to relieve stress and aches.
  • Soak in a warm bath or put a hot water bottle on your abdomen, which may help you relax.

Self Care Tips: For a Healthy You

  • Wear cotton underwear.
  • Avoid G-string underwear. G-strings and close-fitting underwear - especially those made from synthetic fabrics - can encourage the transport of bacteria from the rectum into the vagina.
  • Change out of wet swimwear as soon as you can, and avoid staying in tight sweaty leggings.
  • Choose your period products carefully - where possible, go for 100 per cent cotton pads and liners.
  • Change your pads and liners frequently.
  • When going to the toilet, always wipe from front to back.
  • Don't use soaps, douches or other cleaning products on your vulva or vagina - warm water washing is enough.

Do You Need More Answers?

If you have any concerns regarding physical pain in your abdomen and vaginal area or are concerned about any menstrual complication, please contact the Asiri Well Women's Clinic. Together, we will find a solution for you.

Asiri Well Women's Clinic at Asiri Medical Hospital

Every Friday 10am – 12 noon

For appointments call 0763 909099

Visit us for any gynecology issues or if you have the following problems: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Menstrual Disorders, Heavy bleeding or Abnormal Vaginal Discharge.


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