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  1. Sexual Problems in Women - Treatment Overview

    Many sexual problems can be managed when you understand what is causing them. Effective management requires a high level of comfort between you and your health professional, and possibly your partner. Because a sexual problem often has multiple causes, tr

  2. Biopsy of Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    Your health professional may take a sample, or biopsy, of abnormal tissue if genital warts cannot be easily identified with a physical examination or during a gynecology exam with a lighted magnifying instrument (colposcopy). A microscopic exam on the biopsied tissue can help your health professional determine whether cell changes have occurred that indicate infection with the human ...

  3. Cryotherapy (Cryosurgery) for Genital Warts

    Cryotherapy (cryosurgery) destroys genital warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen.A health professional applies liquid nitrogen to and around the warts.It is applied for 10 to 30 seconds to freeze the tissue, then allowed to thaw, and then frozen again.The size and thickness of the warts determine the number and length of freeze/thaw cycles. Up to three treatments may be needed. Genital ...

  4. Sexual Problems in Women - Prevention

    Women have varied and interrelated reasons for desiring sexual activity and feeling sexually fulfilled. A woman's sexuality is influenced by her physical, psychological, and emotional states. Some causes of sexual problems, such as medical conditions, may

  5. Syphilis - Prevention

    Learn ways to help prevent syphilis infection.

  6. Genital Herpes - Symptoms

    Genital herpes symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Most people never have any symptoms or ones that are so mild they may not recognize them, although some people develop painful and bothersome symptoms.

  7. Sexual Problems in Women - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for sexual problems include a current or long - term history of: Exhaustion, often from round-the-clock care of a baby or small children and/or parenting and having a job. And normal hormonal changes linked to pregnancy, recovery from pregna

  8. Sexual Problems in Women - Surgery

    One type of sexual problem in women is pain during intercourse. Pain often is caused by a physical reason, such as injury or anatomical problems. If examinations and tests confirm that a physical condition is causing pain during intercourse, treatment of

  9. Sexual Problems in Women - Medications

    Because a woman's sexuality encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological factors, the causes of sexual problems are often complex and interrelated. Medications may be used in treating certain conditions that contribute to sexual problems.

  10. Syphilis - Treatment Overview

    Prompt treatment of syphilis is needed to cure the infection, prevent complications, and prevent the spread of the infection to others.

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