Related Conditions

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,...


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

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...


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.

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...

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.


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.

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.