Q: Amma don’t judge me on this question please. I am in love with my
boyfriend. He is very handsome and he gets along well with my parents.
I think we will get married. So my question should be justified.
Sometimes I get a really sharp pain in my lower belly during
intercourse. Why so, Amma? I don’t want to worry but I’m worried.
A: You girl! Stop justifying. Amma is cool yo. And yes please always
remember if your conscience allows you to do what you’re doing, then
you should have no qualms about doing the “wrong”. The wrong can
easily translate into the right. *flashes smile for the first time
after the braces came off*
My friend Hilda Hutcherson, a gynecologist at a Medical Centre in
Columbia says, “Don’t stress when pelvic pangs occur during mid-cycle.
Before ovulation, your ovaries may be slightly tender. Having sex may
jostle them, causing a sharp pain.” She gave me a viable solution
also. She says, “Try moving your legs closer together during sex to
keep him from going in too far.”
If pain strikes at other times of the month, see your gyno. It could
signal endometriosis or another serious condition. So you don’t take
unnecessary tension. And kids, if you feel something is intensely
wrong with your system, visit the gyno. They also happen to be a
little more qualified than me. Ogie now time to call my gyno friends
and set a commission rate.
Q: I went to this gynecologist. She was such a buddy to me, Amma. But
she made so much conversation with me that I got distracted and I
forgot to ask her what a “tipped” uterus is. She told me I have one.
Scary, is it?
A: You have a common, perfectly benign variation in your reproductive
anatomy, says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., a clinical professor of OB-GYN
at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
These colleagues abroad, they talk to perfectly well don’t they!
Normally, the upper part of the uterus leans slightly forward, toward
the bladder, but in about 30 percent of women in the United States,
the top of the uterus tilts backward toward the rectum. Docs used to
believe that women with this condition were more likely to suffer from
infertility, miscarriages, and killer menstrual cramps, but “we now
know that a tipped uterus doesn’t have any detrimental effects,”
assures Dr. Minkin. In fact, if your gyno hadn’t pointed it out, you
may never have known your uterus is tilted.
Honestly, you guys are asking me questions for which I have to contact
my seniors! Good going. *flashes the smile, yet again!*