“I’m bleeding even though I’m postmenopausal. It must be stress”
“While stress can cause irregular or missed periods in a premenopausal woman, any bleeding in a postmenopausal woman is abnormal. Once a women is through with menopause, usually by age 52, she should never ever bleed again. Never! Postmenopausal bleeding can benign, but can also be a sign of cancer of the uterus, cervix, or vagina and you should see your doctor right away.” Renée Volny Darko, DO, board-certified ob-gyn practicing in Pennsylvania
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“Yogurt will fix a vaginal infection”
“One of the worst pieces of advice I’ve heard from a patient is one who actually put yogurt into her vagina because a friend told her the probiotics in yogurt would help with her yeast infection. Unfortunately, she used strawberry flavored! It didn’t work and there’s been no evidence in the literature to prove this to be true.” Nicole E. Williams, MD, founder of The Gynecology Institute of Chicago
“I’m healthy and active, so getting pregnant should be a cinch”
“Many women believe that if you are healthy and active, you will never have infertility problems. But this is not true. The healthiest and most active people may still have one of the many issues that cause infertility.” Shahin Ghadir, MD, ob-gyn at Southern California Reproductive Center