Posts tagged with ‘gynecologic’

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  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer…

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  • Dysmenorrhea

    Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for menstrual cramps. It occurs before or during a woman’s period and usually is not…

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  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a women’s health exam that looks closely at the cervix to diagnose problems.

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  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a plastic device that fits into your vagina to help support your uterus (womb), vagina, bladder,…

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  • Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant without success for at least a year. Infertility impacts you physically, financially,…

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  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a general term to describe inflammation of the vagina. The main causes are bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and…

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  • Dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia is painful sex for women.

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  • Bartholin's Gland Cyst

    Bartholin gland cysts are swollen vaginal glands near the opening of the vagina. Learn about causes and how to treat…

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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal…

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  • Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

    If you received abnormal cervical cancer screening results, you might be worried. Learn what your results mean and your treatment…

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  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder. It occurs when the lining of your uterus also grows outside of your…

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A…

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  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is cancer of a woman’s cervix. It’s almost always caused by HPV. With regular Pap tests, it can…

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  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or a monthly period. Learn about the various causes and treatments for primary and…

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  • Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

    Tubal sterilization is a permanent form of birth control that closes off a woman’s fallopian tubes. It is often referred…

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  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, how to use them, and their benefits…

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  • Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is an injectable form of birth control that contains progesterone. Learn more about how it works, as well as…

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  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)

    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, benefits, and risks of using…

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  • Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm

    Using a diaphragm is a form of birth control. Learn about the benefits and risks of a diaphragm and how…

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  • Natural Family Planning

    Natural family planning (NFP) helps people know when to have sexual intercourse. It can be used to achieve or avoid…

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