Normal Menstrual Cycle - When to Call a Doctor
There is a broad range of "normal" among menstruating women. Unpredictable or long menstrual cycles are normal for teenagers and women in their 40s. If you are a teen, you can expect cycles to even out with time. If you are nearing the age of menopause, you can expect menstrual cycles to become longer and eventually to stop. If you are not a teen or older than 40 and your cycles are shorter or ...
Women's Health Guide - Breast Biopsy
A breast biopsy removes a sample of breast tissue that is looked at under a microscope to check for breast cancer.
Making the Most of Your Appointment - Topic Overview
Many people are more satisfied with their health care if they share the responsibility with their health professionals. Your health professional is an expert on medical care, but you are the expert on yourself. Often there is more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By partnering with your health professional, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs,
A pelvic examination is a complete physical exam of a woman's pelvic organs by a health professional. A pelvic exam helps a health professional evaluate the size and position of the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
A luteinizing hormone test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in a sample of blood or urine. LH is produced by the pituitary gland. In women, LH helps regulate the menstrual cycle and egg production (ovulation).
A follicle-stimulating hormone test measures the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a blood sample.
A progesterone test measures the amount of the hormone progesterone in a blood sample. Progesterone is a female hormone produced by the ovaries during release of a mature egg from an ovary (ovulation).
Exercise Tips for Women Over 50
Read these exercise tips for women over age 50.
WebMD discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments of vaginal cysts.
Causes and Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the various conditions that cause it and how the symptoms and treatments differ.