Short Female Health Check List

1. Urinary Track Infection - This is commonly known as a UTI and happens for a multitude of reasons. The most common symptoms of having this include blood in urine, having to urinate more frequently and a burning sensation when urinating. The best way to describe the pain? It feels like you're peeing out lava. I wish I was kidding. Make sure you see your doctor immediately, drink water and cranberry juice and following the doctor's orders to a T. Note that you can't have sex while you have this or while taking the medication to clear this. 

2. Irregular menstrual cycles - This is just how some women are but it can also be a sign of other internal issues going on. I say this because irregular menstrual cycles are one of the symptoms of Polycystic Ovaries. Make sure you mention it to your doctor so you can get everything straightened out. 

3. Severe symptoms during menstrual cycles - Over 50% of the female population suffers from severe symptoms during their menstrual cycles such as vomiting, cramping that travels down to the thighs, cramps so severe the person is bedridden and even fevers. By taking pain pills, birth control and consulting your doctor, you can lessen these symptoms so make sure your speak with your doctor and stop suffering.  

4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - In short, this is more common than most people realize and is a pain. Honestly, there's the weight issues, the skin issues, the hormone issues and loads of other stuff. I did a post on living with it here. If your periods are irregular, your acne and weight seem out of control, check with your gynecologist and get tested!  

5. Endometriosis - This is an internal issue where the uterus tissues actually grow outside of the uterus. This can lead to severe abdominal pain, lower back and pelvis pain and very low chances of getting pregnant. This is one of those things that rarely gets diagnosed so if you're concerned about it, ask your doctor to get checked. It is better to be safe than sorry. 

6. Breast tenderness - This can happen for a range of reasons including starting birth control, your time of the month is near or is going on or you bra is too small and is causing the boob serious pain. Breast cancer is always a concern, but usually your hormones are the biggest thing when it comes to breast tenderness. If you are concerned, do see your doctor.  

7. Vaginal discharge - This is gross but it is natural. I swear our bodies are fascinating yet odd. Before your time of the month actually occurs you may get a clear discharge which is nothing to worry about and is absolutely normal. When your discharge is an odd color, chunky like cheese and/or smells horrible is when you need to be concerned and see your doctor. Sometimes you might just have a yeast infection which is quite common and can be handled with over-the-counter products. Other times it is something a doctor really needs to see to diagnose. 



  1. Yes for talking about this! It is so important for women to keep on top of possible issues like this. Loved this post, thanks for talking about it! XO -Kim

  2. things like this aren't talked about enough but are so so important!

  3. Such an important topic, I love that you wrote this post!
    I've had a lot of experience with UTI's, severe menstrual symptoms (crazy cramps, migraine and depression-like feelings) and breast tenderness. The menstrual problems are luckily way better now that I'm on the pill, which is why I don't want to stop taking it, even though quitting the pill seems to be popular these days.

    The breast pain freaks me out every time I have it happening, but it's just hormones. And it's crazy how much what we drink and eat influences our hormones (and our breasts). Coffee and alcohol guaranteed make my boobs feel like they're about to explode.