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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 dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a term used to describe abnormal cervical cells taken during the Pap smear. Cervical dysplasia is usually graded according to...

Cervicitis

Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix, most often caused by infection. Symptoms of cervicitis include an unusual vaginal discharge or...

Cyst of ovary, follicular

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that contains a maturing egg. A follicular cyst occurs when a sac on the ovary does not release an egg, and...

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...

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...

Low amniotic fluid

Amniotic fluid has cells that have been shed by your developing fetus. The cells are checked for the number and size of chromosomes (karyotype) to...

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

When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause; this stage signals the period of time when a woman's hormone levels begin to change and the end of a woman's ability to have children.

Menstrual cramps

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

Menstruation problems

The menstrual cycle is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new...

Metrorrhagia

Metrorrhagia is uterine bleeding at irregular intervals, particularly between the expected menstrual periods. Metrorrhagia may be a sign of an...

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...

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 through the cervix. When the cervix is infected, bacteria from the vagina can more easily get into and infect the uterus and fallopian tubes.

Placental Abruption

Placental abruption is when the placenta pulls away from where it is attached to the uterus; it occurs late in pregnancy - after about 20 weeks.

Preeclampsia

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. If the force is too hard, you have high blood...

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...

Threatened abortion

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. It is usually your body's way of ending a pregnancy that has had a bad start....

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...

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Although many people may have toxoplasma infection, very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. Babies who become infected before birth can be born with serious mental or physical problems.

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 is a fungus normally found on your skin. It’s also found in your digestive system. If you’re a woman, you also have yeast in your vaginal area. When too much yeast grows on your skin or other areas, it can cause an infection. This infection is also called candidiasis.