It can be alarming to find a new bump anywhere on your body. While some lumps can be a cause for concern, a lump on the back of the neck or along your hairline usually isn’t anything serious. It could be anything from an ingrown hair to a swollen lymph node.
Keep reading to learn more about the possible causes and how to recognize them.
Chronic myeloid leukemia
Cancer treatment, including that for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), can leave you feeling fatigued and take a toll on your immune system. Fortunately, eating well can help.
Use the following guidelines to help you get the nutrients you need to better manage your side effects and feel stronger during and after your CML treatment.
Stop apologizing for wanting to inhale some chocolate and chips with a side of tacos just before your period.
Period cravings and hunger are real and there are reasons — legitimate, scientifically proven reasons — why you and a lot of other period-having folks want to eat all the things before your period...
Plants are awesome. They brighten up your space and give you a living thing you can talk to when there are no humans in sight.
Turns out, having enough of the right plants can also add moisture (aka humidify) indoor air, which can have a ton of health benefits...
The period flu isn’t a legit medical term, but it sure does sum up how crummy some people feel during their period.
Flu-like symptoms such as headache, nausea, and even fever are just some of the complaints that have people wondering if they’re getting sick or going crazy during that time of the month.
The good news: You’re not crazy or alone — period flu is definitely a thing, based on anecdotal evidence. And it has nothing to do with the actual flu, so there’s that...
Being comfortable with and trusting your healthcare provider is important, though none perhaps as important as your gynecologist. Let’s face it: Your gynecologist is someone that you’ll share some of your most vulnerable and most intimate moments with, medically speaking of course. From sexual issues to embarrassing concerns “down there” such...
Ahhh, the age-old dilemma of tampons vs. pads. If you’re prone to waking up to sheets that resemble a crime scene, then the biggest pad with wings is probably at the top of the list. But when the sticky backing pulls at your pubes, it’s back to tampons again.
Plus, today you can find reusable cups, washable pads, and period-proof panties, among ot...
Oh yeah — period poop is totally a thing. Thought it was just you? That’s probably because most people don’t get into their monthly bouts with loose stools that fill a toilet bowl and stink up the place like nobody’s business.
But just because they’re not sharing doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
For the record: A change in the consistency, frequency, and smell of your poop during your period is very common. We’ll get into all that and other doozies, like how to keep your ta...
Yes. You can get pregnant from the pull-out method.
The pull-out method, also called withdrawal — or coitus interruptus if you wanna get fancy — involves pulling the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation. In theory, one can see how this might work, but there’s more to it.
If you’re relying on the pull-out method for contraception or considering it, read on to learn what can go wrong and why it’s probably not a good idea.
Menstrual cramps can range from a mild nuisance lasting a day or two to several days of unbearable pain that interferes with everyday activities. They’re one of the most common causes of pelvic pain and many experience them just before and during their period.
The pain is caused by uterine contractions that happen just before or during the onset of your period. But what makes the pain more severe for some people?
Read on to learn more about the potential causes of severe cramps and how to man...
Menstrual discs have been the talk of many a social media feed lately, but what exactly are they?
A menstrual disc is an insertable alternative period product that’s supposed to provide 12 hours of protection, let you have mess-free sex on your period, and even help minimize cramps. What a time to be alive.
Here’s what you need to know about them before taking the plunge.
Although unpleasant, itching after sex isn’t uncommon. There are a few possible causes for itching after intercourse, like dry skin or an allergic reaction. Some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can also cause itching that may be aggravated by intercourse.
The good news is that most causes of itching after sex can be resolved with treatment...