Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Uterine fibroids* are benign (non-cancerous) tumors occurring in at least one quarter of all women. They can grow underneath the uterine lining, inside the uterine wall or outside the uterus. Many women don’t feel any symptoms with uterine tumors or…

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Understanding Endometriosis

Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that affects your reproductive organs and monthly menstrual cycle. It can cause cramps and pain during your periods or pelvic pain throughout the month. If you have this disease and it is not treated, your health…

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Uterine Prolapse

Uterine Prolapse

Prolapse Definition Uterine prolapse ("dropped uterus") is a condition in which a woman's uterus (womb) sags or slips out of its normal position. The uterus may slip enough that it drops partially into the vagina (the birth canal), creating a…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disorder involving infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries develop numerous small cysts and may fail to release eggs. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder…

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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is extremely common and may have many causes. It may originate in gynecologic organs (cervix, uterus, or uterine adnexa) or nongynecologic organs. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Some gynecologic disorders (eg, premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea) cause cyclic pain, which…

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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled chambers on a women's ovary, that are common during their reproductive years. Most types of ovarian cysts are harmless and go away without any treatment. Although some cysts may have a malignant potential and require surgical…

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An Abnormal Pap Test

What is a Pap Test? A Pap test (sometimes called a Pap smear) checks for changes in the cervix that could, over time, become cancer. During your recent Pap test, cells were taken from the surface of your cervix and…

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