Skip to content

Women's Health

Ob-Gyn Issues

Font Size

From menstruation and birth control to sexual problems and pain, find out about what affects you uniquely as a woman.


Get the facts about what Plan B is, why it's used, and its effectiveness and side effects.

'The pill' isn't just one pill. It comes in many forms. Here are the options.

These methods aren’t for routine use, but you may want to know about them if you’ve had unprotected sex, had a condom break during sex, or been raped.

What to consider about tubal ligation, vasectomy, and other options.


Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, or menorrhagia, are the most common type of abnormal bleeding from the uterus.

Mittelschmerz is the pelvic and lower abdominal pain that some women experience during ovulation.

Menstrual cramps are the leading cause of absenteeism in women younger than 30 years. Although over half of women who have menstrual periods experience some discomfort, 10% are temporarily disabled by symptoms.

Premenstrual syndrome, commonly called PMS, is a medical condition that has symptoms that affect many women of childbearing age.

If your menstrual blood varies in color and consistency throughout your monthly period, it's very likely that it's perfectly normal.

Periods vary widely from woman to woman. Some periods are punctual, some are unpredictable. On average, a woman gets her period every 21 to 35 days. A period usually lasts about three to five days. Irregular periods may require treatment.

Sexual Health

Your ob-gyn will deal with some of the most important health issues in your life, including birth control, childbirth, and menopause.

Many women have sexual problems, or sexual dysfunction. Learn about it.

Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix -- the lower end of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

An enlarged uterus can be a symptom of a variety of medical issues. Learn what could cause an enlarged uterus.

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus (womb). Find out when and why it’s done.       

Learn the leading causes and types of vaginal infections -- and what to do about them.

Learn the reasons your doctor may advise a D&C (dilation and curettage) and what to expect during the procedure.

"Vaginitis" is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina.

You can find cysts just about anywhere on the body, including the vagina. A vaginal cyst is usually located on or under the lining of the vagina.

Anyone can get a urinary tract infection, but it is most common in women, especially if they are pregnant.

Your pelvic pain may not have an obvious cause. It may take some time and effort to figure it out.

Your ob-gyn will deal with some of the most  health issues in your life, including birth control, childbirth, and menopause. A number of different conditions, from cysts to tumors, can cause ovarian pain.

PID is one of the most serious complications of a sexually transmitted disease in women: It can lead to irreversible damage to the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other parts of the female reproductive system, and is the primary preventable cause of infertility in women.

It may seem like a minor irritation. But the lack of vaginal moisture can have a huge impact on your sex life. Fortunately, several treatments are available to relieve vaginal dryness.

Most of the time, vaginal discharge is perfectly normal. The amount can vary, as can odor and hue (its color can range from clear to a milky white-ish), depending on the time in your menstrual cycle.

An estimated 20% to 40% of American women between ages 15 and 44 say they use a vaginal douche.

When a woman has vaginismus, the muscle walls of her vagina contract or spasm in response to attempted insertion,

Women with vulvodynia have chronic vulvar pain with no known cause. Until recently, doctors didn’t recognize this as a real pain syndrome.

Vaginal yeast infections are very common.  Approximately 75% of women will have a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lifetime.

Today on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Test your knowledge.
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
birth control pills
Learn about your options.
Is it menopause or something else?
woman in bathtub
Doctor discussing screening with patient
bp app on smartwatch and phone
estrogen gene

Send yourself a link to download the app.

Loading ...

Please wait...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

Blood pressure check
hot water bottle on stomach
Attractive young woman standing in front of mirror