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Upper Arm Pain, Estrogen and UTIs: Top ASKs of the Week

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This week we saw a wide variety of questions submitted to our community. Women asked about the difference between UTIs and yeast infections, upper arm pain and the effects of stopping estrogen. Our moderators provided resources and answers to these health questions as well as many others. Do you have a health question you need an answer for? Post it to our community, and we promise to respond within 24 hours.

 Here are some of our top ASKs in the EmpowHER community this week. 

1. What is the difference between a UTI and a yeast infection?

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A: UTIs are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply. The infection can occur in any part of the urinary system, but usually starts in the urethra (a tube that carries the urine out of the body).

Read the full answer here.

 2. I took Plan B but might I still be pregnant?

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A: The symptoms you have are normal side effects of emergency contraception, and not due to pregnancy. Side effects include: bleeding a few days after taking the drug, cramping, nausea, tender breasts, and a disrupted menstrual cycle.

Read the full answer here.

3. Why do I have pain in my upper right arm?

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A: Are you right-handed? If so, your arm may hurt due to over-use. Do you play a sport like tennis that is demanding in the right arm? Or perform a job that requires repetitive motion?

Read the full answer here.

4. What are some common effects after you stop taking estrogen?

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A: Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, hormone therapy, menopausal therapy, and estrogen therapy, is the use of the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, to treat and manage reproductive issues in women.

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