Q. I get recurring bacterial infections in my vagina. What do you think could be causing this?
A. Often the type of bacteria is a clue as to the cause. With some infections, your sex partner will also need to be seen as it may be sexually transmitted.
Q. Can I still get pregnant if I use the morning-after pill, and is it safe?
A. The morning-after pill contains the same hormones found in birth control medication but in higher doses. Emergency contraception is very safe and you do not need a prescription.
Q. Every month my period is really heavy. Could this be making me anaemic?
A. This is definitely one of the causes of anaemia. Symptoms of anaemia include feeling tired, having headaches and having trouble breathing with exercise. In a ‘normal’ period, bleeding lasts between four and eight days.
Q. I’m in my early 20s but I have already started to find grey hairs. Is this normal?
A. Everyone is different and there is no ‘normal’ with changing hair colour.