By Norine Dworkin-McDaniel"I don't smoke." "I exercise regularly." "Yeah, I
floss." If you've ever looked into your doctor's eyes and told her a
half-truth — or even an outright falsehood — join the club. But those little
health fibs can have serious consequences: Your dishonesty may keep your doctor
from preventing heart attacks, pregnancy complications, even cancer. Read on to
learn why it's worth it to come clean.
It's normal to fib about some things. "So sorry we won't make the
You prefer to wait and see if your
symptoms get better on their own. If you are a teen, you can expect your cycles
to even out with time. If you are nearing the age of
menopause, you can expect menstrual cycles to stop
Talk to your doctor if you have not had a menstrual
period for more than 3 months.
Who to see
Health professionals who can do an initial evaluation of a
vaginal bleeding problem include: