Vaginal Health

For the past year, my periods have been getting increasingly heavier and more painful - so much so that I can barely move and feel as if I am going to throw up. My gynocologist said that it was normal and waved me off even though my Mother has PCOS and wanted to see if she could get me on birth control. For my last two cycles, my periods have only been a day long, extremely heavy, and painful. I'm a teenage girl and I don't have very much persuasive power - If I go to the gynocologist will I just be waved off again (& waste my parents' money) or will they actually help me this time?

There are good treatment options to decrease heavy painful periods . 

Please call Corner health to schedule a visit or get a referral from you primary care provider to get another opinion 

I'm having a darker discharge after masturbating a couple days ago with a bottle of something. Im having some discomfort in my pelvic bone area since then too. I'm concerned about maybe having an sti or is this just my body cleaning itself

If you are concerned about possible injury in your pelvic area please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner health center or a nearby urgent care center. 

I'm 16 years old and have not had my period in 2 months. I went through a week of serve anxiety and wasn't sleeping or eating. I recently started on duloxetine for the anxiety. I have had cramping, discharge and some nausea. Last night my anxiety was heightened and woke up with terrible cramps and nausea. There is no chance of pregnancy. I know it is common to miss periods especially due to stress. Just making sure it doesn't seem like anything serve is going on.

It is not unusual to have irregular periods with anxiety, changes in sleep or diet.  

Talk to your health care provider if these symptoms continue 

I've had unprotected sex for 2 years. My bf always managed to pull out . But I'm not pregnant , but why am I not pregnant? I'm not on any birth control . So the chances of getting pregnant with unprotected sex is high . So I'm worried I might be infertile .

Much more information is necessary to know if you are infertile. 

Please make an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center for further evaluation

Hey! I was supposed to get my period April 16nth (I'm sexually active with my boyfriend that I live with) but on April 9th to April 13th I only experienced light pink and brown spotting and I didnt think too much of it but April 26th I've had painful cramps and have been very nauseous so I took an at-home pregnancy test but it came back negative. I'm still having painful lower abdominal pain. What should I do?

Irregular hormones may explain some of the symptoms you are having.  

If your lower abdominal pain continues,  schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health for further evaluation  

Is it strange that my period lasts for over 8 days... Usually about 14 to 16 days... I don't really think it is strange because I've had periods like that for my whole life but now I'm getting worried. What should I do? (*I'm now 18, I've never talked about my period with my doctor...

14-16 days is a long time to have a period.  

Schedule an appointment to discuss this with your dr or schedule an appointment at  Corner Health Center 

Hello . I'm 23F. I missed my periods in December So I visited doctor . She told me it's just due to hormonal change . I had ultrasound and other checkups .She gave me a medicine and then I got my period . After that in February and March I had period but April is now again missed . Last time I had sex was Feb 9 . Is it pregnancy ? Is is possible to bleed after conceiving ?

If you had normal periods in Feb and March and have not had sex since Feb then you are most likely not pregnant and your missed April period is related to your hormone imbalance. 

 Yes, sometimes there is bleeding with pregnancy. 

Hi I'm 17 and I noticed small white dots at the top of my clitoris. I've masturabted quite frequently but I'm confused on what this might be. I'm sexually active and the dots are painless, I wouldn't know if they were even there.

They could be small skin cyst (epidermal or sebacous cysts) that occur from irritation.  

They should go away on their own.  

If they are painful or bothersome schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center for to get it checked out. 

Corner Health Center is open and scheduling Televisits. 

I have never had my period and I have brown discharge.I have searched the internet and it told me this could be a sign that I will have my period soon.Is this true?

Yes, that could be a sign that you are close to starting your menstrual periods.  

Talk to a trusted adult to learn the best way to prepare. 


If I put a finger in it feels like there's something there. It isn't a tampon it feels like muscle. It doesn't seem like a cylinder vaginal canal. I tried to scratch it with my nail and I couldn't feel anything. Is this normal anatomy or should I be worried?

It is difficult to know by what you describe.  You may even be feeling your cervix at the end of the vaginal canal.  

It does not sound like anything to worry about

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