THE WAY PREGNANCY AND THE PILL CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER
A regular menstrual cycle means a continual turnover of cells in the ovaries. Cancers are formed when the turnover of cells becomes disorganised,” Dr. Joseph Sgroi says. “If you can somehow stop continual turnover – like with the contraceptive pill, childbirth and breastfeeding – it’s postulated that your risk of developing ovarian cancer is reduced.”
“When you’re pregnant, your period stops. These women sometimes go onto breastfeed, and during breastfeeding women do not have menstrual periods,” he continues.
CAN NEW MUMS SUFFER FROM A CONDITION “MUMNESIA” ?
But obstetrician, gynecologist and IVF specialist, Dr. Joseph Sgroi, says as much as one might feel forgetful, ‘mumnesia’ is absolutely a myth.
“From the point of view of a woman who potentially feels as though she has pregnancy brain, there’s probably a whole other reason why “Dr. Sgroi says. He doesn’t discount Judd’s very real experience of vagueness and confusion but says it has less to do with being pregnant, and more to do with fatigue.
SHOULD YOU BE WEARING UNDERWEAR TO BED, A GYNO WEIGHS IN
According to Dr. Joseph Sgroi, there have been a number of studies to determine of clothing — particularly synthetic clothing — should be placed definitively on the above list, but none were conclusive.
“It probably predisposes you to a little bit more of change in the bacteria that could lead to a yeast infection but whether you develop a yeast infection is dependent on you and your particular body,” he explained.
WEIRD THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO SOME PEOPLE AFTER ORGASM
Gynaecologist, Dr Joseph Sgroi, echoes this sentiment.
It’s mportant to work with a specialist team incorporating a gynaecologist, neurologist and sex therapist. It might feel overwhelming, but working with this closely associated team can help alleviate anxiety and concerns,” he says.
“Many individuals start to associate orgasm with fear, apprehension and distress, and this can have a consequential negative impact on their sexual activity and relationships, so seeking help early is best”
WHY DON’T WE SCREEN FOR OVARIAN CANCER?
Tragically, over 60 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed after the cancer has spread. That is why doctors like Melbourne obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Joseph Sgroi are crying out for an effective screening test that can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages
“What we’ve currently got – in terms of CA125 and ultrasound scans – actually causes a hell of a lot more anxiety and possibly unnecessary surgery than it does in terms of prevention of ovarian cancer,” Dr Sgroi says.