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    ‘Free Bleeding’: A Gynecologist Weighs In

    I have run enough marathons that seeing people poop their pants in the last miles of the race is no big deal. I also know women who have …

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    What to Expect When You Stop ‘The Pill’

    There are thousands of prescription medications, but when someone talks about “the pill,” you know what she means: the birth control pill. ...

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    How Well Do You Know Your Tampon?

    My first period came when I was 13 years old. It is a day I will remember forever –not because it made me finally feel like a woman, but ...

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    What Can I Do About My Period Cramps?

    50% of all women will experience menstrual cramps at some point in their life. Which is a nice medical way of saying that half of you have ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

  • Structural Causes of Too-Heavy Periods

    Roughly 60% of women between 30 and 50 who experience heavy menstrual bleeding have a structural problem with their uterus. ...

  • Let It Bleed: Causes of Heavy Periods

    Here at WebMD we get questions about prolonged and heavy bleeding just about every day so it seems like a good time to share information ...

  • Do Women’s Cycles Sync Up?

    The idea that women's menstrual cycles sync up has been looked at for decades, but the results (even by the same researchers) are not very ...

  • Missed Your Period But You’re Not Pregnant?

    In addition to posting updates about important breakthroughs in women's health, there are some questions that many women ask on my message ...

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  • Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.