I get what feels like period cramps when I’m not on my period, sometimes accompanied with nausea. Also, when doing sports I get pain around where my ovaries are located. Why am I getting all of this?

Updated 8 June 2018 under Ask Us.

Some girls have mild cramping the first couple of days of their period and/or a twinge-like pain when they ovulate, but this discomfort should be relieved with over-the-counter pain medicine […]

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Endometriosis: General Information

Updated 23 November 2022 under Health Guides.

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis, pronounced, “end–o–me–tree–o–sis” can affect individuals born with female reproductive organs of all ages. It is an inflammatory condition that occurs when tissue similar to the inside […]

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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)

Updated 29 November 2021 under Health Guides.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency or POI (previously called Premature Ovarian Failure, or POF) affects approximately 1 out of every 1000 teens and adult women between 15-29 years of age. What is […]

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Endometriosis: Glossary of Terms

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Active Hormone Pill: An oral contraceptive pill that contains estrogen, progesterone, or both. Add–Back Therapy: Hormonal therapy prescribed to help females with the side effects of a class of medicine […]

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Ovarian Cysts

Updated 20 May 2021 under Health Guides.

Sometimes girls are told that they have a cyst “on” their ovaries but cysts develop within the ovary. Fortunately most cysts go away without any treatment. What are ovaries and […]

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