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how do you know if you have fibroids
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What causes uterine fibroids in women?

How do you know if you’re experiencing fibroids? Learn what uterine fibroids are, why they happen, how to recognize signs and symptoms, and how to manage them. 

Jan 10

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Kegels: Fact or Fiction?
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Kegels: Fact or Fiction?

Kegels are exercises to strengthen and improve the function of your pelvic floor muscles. Learn why they can be helpful, how to do them, and how to incorporate them into your daily routine. 

Jan 8

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how to prevent yeast infections
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Can you treat yeast infections during your period?

While it’s very common for yeast infections to occu...

Dec 29

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do I have a UTI
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What are the early signs of a UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be prevented or treated early with the right steps. Urologist Dr. Adrienne Heckler tells us how to treat and prevent a UTI.

Dec 7

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do I have yeast infection or uti
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Yeast infection vs. UTI: Which one do I have?

A yeast infection and a UTI can have overlapping symptoms and you may struggle to differentiate between the two. We analyzed the differences between them.

Nov 23

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How to care for your vaginal health during sex
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How to care for your vaginal health during sex

Vaginal health during sex, like most activities, requires care and consideration before, during and after the act itself. In this article, we will get into all

Nov 15

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What does an abnormal pap smear mean?
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What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

Every few years starting at a particular age, your gynecologist starts recommending a pap smear along with your annual pelvic exam. What's an abnormal pap smear

Nov 12

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how do you know if you have a yeast infection
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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

A yeast infection is very common, but it is important to know how to properly detect and treat one. Learn about the symptoms, detection, and treatment options.

Nov 8

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what causes pcos
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome: What women need to know

How do you know if you have PCOS? We will discuss the basics of PCOS, including its causes, symptoms, and ...

Nov 4

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What causes pelvic pain in women?
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What causes pelvic pain in women?

Your pelvis is the region between the lower part of your abdomen and your hips. When you experience pelvic pain originating in your genitals causes can range

Oct 25

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The definitive guide to women’s health doctors
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The definitive guide to women’s health doctors

Gynos and OBs and Midwives, oh my!! There is a lot of confusing information out there about the different kinds of women's health doctors.

Oct 21

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uti and sex
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UTIs and sex: Everything you need to know

UTIs can be caused by many things, including sex. We’ve laid out everything we know about what causes UTIs and how to prevent them.

Sep 20

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yeast infection and sex
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How do yeast infections affect sex?

How can a yeast infection affect your sex life? Is having sex while treating a yeast infection a bad idea?

Sep 19

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The Stix guide to your first vaginal infection
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The Stix guide to your first vaginal infection

It can be scary and confusing the first time something feels awry in your vaginal area. We’re here to tell you how to deal with your first vaginal infection.

Sep 19

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What every woman should know about fibroid tumors
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What every woman should know about fibroid tumors

We will discuss the types of fibroid tumors, signs and symptoms of the condition, and different management techniques.

Sep 19

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25 questions you're afraid to ask your OBGYN
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25 questions you're afraid to ask your OBGYN

When we released our Sex Ed Survey a few weeks ago, we got to hear from 2000 of you about the things you wish you had asked your OBGYN.

Sep 2

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pregnancy and ovulation test kits
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Which Stix combo is right for you?

How to choose the right Stix combo of products to help you stay healthy. Choose from pregnancy and ovulation tests, yeast infection care, and UTI treatments.

Aug 24

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What causes cervical cancer in women?
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What causes cervical cancer in women?

How to reduce your risk of cervical cancer by defining the cervix, factors that increase your risk of getting cervical cancer, and prevention methods.

Aug 23

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Yeast infection myths
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Yeast infection myths

We’ll explore common yeast infection myths in more depth, look at suggested methods of prevention, and consider how yeast infections are handled.

Aug 13

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what is tubal ligation
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What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation, commonly known as getting your tubes tied or tubal sterilization, is a form of permanent birth control for people with vaginas.

Jul 21

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How does PCOS affect ovulation and ovulation testing?
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How does PCOS affect ovulation and ovulation testing?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is common among women in their reproductive ye...

Jul 15

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what is endometriosis
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Endometriosis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment for women

Symptoms of endometriosis are similar to those of conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), mak...

Jul 15

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What are chronic UTIs? Why do they happen?
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What are chronic UTIs? Why do they happen?

Many people experience painful and emotionally demoralizing chronic UTIs. What is that like? Why does it happen?

Jul 15

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Can birth control cause yeast infections?
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Can birth control cause yeast infections?

We’ll discuss the connection between birth control and yeast infections and your birth control options relating to the increased risk of yeast infection.

Jun 14

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What does candida have to do with yeast infections?
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What does candida have to do with yeast infections?

Candida is a strain of yeast that is commonly present in the human body. We’ll explore the causes and diffe...

Jun 9

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how to get tested for hpv
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What is HPV? How often should I get tested?

We’ve outlined the details of HPV and when you should So that you’re fully equipped with the most up-to-date information needed to monitor your cervical health.

May 28

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Home remedies for a yeast infection
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Home remedies for a yeast infection

We’ll discuss over-the-counter and natural remedies, whether the options are viable, and some preventative measures to lower your risk of a yeast infection.

May 25

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do i have bv or yeast infection
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Bacterial vaginosis vs. yeast infections

We'll compare BV and yeast infections, define BV by discussing its signs and symptoms, causes and treatment methods, and how to tell if the infection is gone.

May 21

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Can I get a yeast infection after taking antibiotics?
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Can I get a yeast infection after taking antibiotics?

Why yeast infections can occur after taking antibiotics, which antibiotics increase the risk of a yeast inf...

May 18

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women reproductive system
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Anatomy 101: Your reproductive system

Our reproductive system is complex and powerful. With such complexity comes many common misconceptions.

May 11

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how do you know you have a yeast infection
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Do I have a yeast infection or something else?

If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort of any kind, find out whether the cause is a yeast infection or something else, like an STD or UTI.

Apr 30

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My vaginismus and vulvodynia diagnosis
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My vaginismus and vulvodynia diagnosis

Read the story of how I was diagnosed with vaginismus (and then vulvodynia) after my first gynecologist appointment.

Apr 4

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My first UTI and why I decided to sell UTI products
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My first UTI and why I decided to sell UTI products

Stix co-founder, Jamie Norwood, shares her story about the first time she experienced a UTI. Learn how you ...

Mar 25

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recurring UTI
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What is a recurrent UTI? How do I manage one?

Getting UTIs multiple times is referred to as having a recurrent UTI and is common. Learn everything to know about recurrent UTIs and how to manage them.

Mar 5

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OBGYN appointment
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What to expect at your next OBGYN appointment

OBGYN appointments can be a confusing experience. Here’s a guide on 3 important OBGYN tests, how often you should get them, and what to expect.

Jan 14

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bacterial vaginosis
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What's bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal infection caused by a disruption in the vagina’s natural bacteria levels. Learn more about BV causes and treatment.

Jan 7

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Can birth control cause a UTI?
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Can birth control cause a UTI?

Some birth controls can increase your risk of a UTI, though it does not cause UTIs. Learn more about how birth control can increase your risk of a UTI.

Dec 17

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do I have a bladder infection or UTI
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Bladder infection vs. UTI

A bladder infection and a UTI can be easy to confuse. It’s important to know where your infection is in order to properly treat and heal it.

Dec 14

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Can I take a UTI test at home?
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Can I take a UTI test at home?

At home UTI tests test for infections and let you know if any pain or irritation is a UTI or another type of infection. There are simple and easy-to-use.

Nov 17

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vaginal discharge
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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

Your vaginal discharge, from the smell, texture, to changes you notice throughout your cycle, tells your important information about your health and fertility.

Nov 10

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Can you treat a UTI without antibiotics?
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Can you treat a UTI without antibiotics?

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient they can be. There are many natural remedies to remedy them.

Nov 5

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Can you treat a UTI with cranberry juice?
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Can you treat a UTI with cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice provides many general health benefits improving heart health, post-menopausal health, and, of course, urinary tract health. Can it treat a UTI?

Oct 26

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Does PCOS or endometriosis affect pregnancy test results?
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Does PCOS or endometriosis affect pregnancy test results?

PCOS and endometriosis are common disorders that affect the reproductive system. We found how conditions li...

Oct 7