Related Conditions

Bladder infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra. UTIs are generally triggered by bacteria and are more...

Bladder prolapse

Two common forms of pelvic organ prolapse are bladder prolapse (cystocele) and urethral prolapse (urethrocele). A cystocele occurs when the wall...

Bowel incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the leakage of stool (feces) from the anus. Fecal incontinence can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, anxiety or other...

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the...

Cervical cysts

Cervical cysts, are small bumps that are usually found on the cervix during a pelvic exam. Cervical cysts most often look like tiny,...

Cervical osteoarthritis

Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe the changes to the bones (vertebrae), joints and discs of the neck (cervical spine) as a result of...

Ectopic pregnancy

In a normal pregnancy, a fertilized egg travels through a fallopian tube to the uterus. The egg attaches in the uterus and starts to grow. But in...

Enterocele

A rectocele occurs when the end of the large intestine (rectum) pushes against and moves the back wall of the vagina. An enterocele (small bowel...

Excessive menstrual bleeding

Menorrhagia is the medical term for excessive bleeding at the time of the menstrual period, either in number of days or amount of blood or both....

False labor

Braxton Hicks contractions are a painless but sometimes uncomfortable tightening of the uterus. The contractions may be mild enough to go unnoticed...

Female infertility

Infertility is defined by doctors as the failure to become pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. It can be caused by sex-hormone...

Female sexual dysfunction

A sexual problem means that sex is not satisfying or positive for you. In women, common sexual problems include feeling little or no interest in...

Human papillomavirus

A human papillomavirus (HPV) test is done to find a high-risk HPV infection in women. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). An HPV test...

Mammary duct ectasia

Usually affecting women approaching menopause, mammary duct ectasia is a condition that occurs when the ducts beneath the nipple become swollen and...

Menopause

Menopause is the cessation of the monthly female menstrual cycle. Women who have not had a menstrual period for a year are considered...

Menstrual cramps

Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation. It is classified as either primary or secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea generally occurs within a couple of...

Mitral valve prolapse

Your mitral valve controls blood flow on the left side of your heart. The valve opens and closes with each heartbeat. It works like a one-way gate,...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle, making them more likely to break. Both women and men are more...

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the ovaries. It is the fifth-most common cause of cancer deaths in women.

Ovarian cysts

A functional ovarian cyst is a sac that forms on the surface of a woman’s ovary during ovulation. It holds a maturing egg. Usually the sac goes...

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is the overstimulation of the ovaries that may occur as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART). ART...

Overactive bladder

With overactive bladder, you have many strong, sudden urges to urinate during the day and night. You can get these urges even when you have only a...

Painful bladder syndrome

Painful bladder syndrome is a chronic, painful inflammatory condition of the bladder wall characterized by pressure and pain above the pubic area...

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. PID is caused by bacteria entering the reproductive organs...

Pelvic pain

Female pelvic pain is pain below a woman’s belly button. It is considered chronic, which means long-lasting, if you have had it for at least six...

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It also can happen after miscarriage and...

Postpartum thyroiditis

Postpartum thyroiditis is an uncommon condition that occurs in women after the delivery of a baby; usually within two to six months after...

Premature menopause

Premature ovarian failure occurs when your ovaries—which store and release eggs—stop working before age 40. You may have no or few eggs. Depending...

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Most women have tender breasts, bloating, and muscle aches a few days before they start their menstrual periods. These are normal premenstrual...

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare illness that happens suddenly after an infection. It quickly can harm several different organs, including the...

Urinary incontinence in women

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine. It may be related to infection, problems with the nerves and muscles of...

Urinary tract infection

Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. It includes your bladder and kidneys and the tubes that connect...

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the vagina.

Vaginitis/vulvitis

Vaginitis is infection or inflammation of the vagina. It can cause itching and burning, a change in vaginal discharge, and sometimes pain during...

Vulvar pain

Vulvodynia is pain in the vulva that can't be explained by another health problem, such as an infection or a skin problem. The vulva is the area...

Yeast infection

Yeast infections usually result from an overgrowth of a species of fungus called Candida albicans. They can occur on the skin, under nails or...

Primary ovarian insufficiency

Primary ovarian insufficiency describes a stop in the normal functioning of the ovaries in a woman younger than age 40.  Women suffering from...