Health Secrets Women Shouldn't Keep

Remember that old adage, "Silence is Golden"? Well, that doesn't apply to your health! Many women feel that some topics are off limits, but some health secrets should not be kept!

The Doctors' Motherhood Survival Club
Dr. Roshini Raj, Health Magazine medical editor and author of the book, What the Yuck?: The Freaky and Fabulous Truth about Your Body, and talk show host Wendy Williams join OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson in The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club.

They discuss if it's OK to tell "little Mommy lies" to your children, whether to share with your spouse how many sexual partners you've had and public bathroom etiquette.

Little Mommy

Number of Partners

Public Bathroom Etiquette

Public Restroom Tip
Dr. Lisa says the toilet seat is not a common vehicle for transmitting infections to humans, and you cannot get an STD from a toilet seat. Whether you choose to sit or hover, the best thing you can do for your health is to flush and immediately leave the stall.

Join The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club and stay tuned for exclusive tips, videos, giveaways and more!

Mommy Beauty Secrets
• Dr. Lisa says her Ugg boots are her secret to giving her feet a break.
• Dr. Raj says she uses hemorrhoid cream under her eyes to reduce puffiness.
Wendy demonstrates her beauty secret for disguising thinning hair.   

Heartbreaking Loss
Miscarriages are common, but many women don't talk about it. One in seven women will have a miscarriage, and 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies will end in one. It's important for women to have a support system and talk about their difficulties, and not to suffer in silence.

Wendy shares her heartbreaking history of trying to have a baby. 

Dr. Lisa explains what a cerclage is and how it's used to help prevent a miscarriage

Find support and resources for miscarriages in The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club!

Thyroid Trouble

Wendy Williams, who suffers from Graves' disease, agrees to have an ultrasound performed on her thyroid to see if a nodule is cancerous. 

More on Graves' disease
Dr. Cwynar: Is Graves' Disease A Grave Diagnosis?

More on the thyroid gland.
The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays. Check your local listings for time.

5-Minute Health Fixes

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Many people, including athletes, suffer from chafing of the thighs from them rubbing together. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears experienced chafing after his ocean swim during the Ironman Triathlon — the salt water made his tights very scratchy and uncomfortable. The Doctors offer two solutions to ease the discomfort.

Luvees Thigh Coveralls can be worn to prevent chafing. The silky material stays in place and allows freedom of movement, keeping your inner thighs cool and dry all day.

Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel can also be used to prevent chafing, as well as Body-Glide Anti-Chafe for Her.

Sweaty Scalp
Brenda suffers from a sweaty scalp. "It's like a hot flash. My ears would start getting really warm and then my head would start to sweat," she says. "I've gotten so trained to take care of it. You pat it dry around your face, your neck, along the back of your neck, and you just sort of pat it in your head without trying to mess up your 'do. The worst day of sweaty head was on my wedding day. I had a Kleenex in my hand. Thank God for the veil! Can we do something that will make me not sweat?"

Plastic surgeons Dr. Drew Ordon and Dr. Alex Rivkin to demonstrate a Botox treatment for sweaty scalp that lasts for a year.
Watch as Brenda receives her treatment!   

Get tips to stop excessive sweating!

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