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  1. Vaginal Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Vaginal Problems.

  2. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed to confirm the diagnosis of an ovarian cyst or to evaluate ovarian growths when ovarian cancer is possible. Surgery does not prevent ovarian cysts from coming back unless the ovaries are removed (oophorectomy).

  3. Vaginal Problems - Prevention

    Tips to help prevent vaginal infection.

  4. 8 Questions About Your Period

    WebMD explains menstrual cramping and other discomforts of your period, including which ones may need medical attention.

  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pain Management

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches relaxation techniques, stress management, and other ways to help you cope with pain. Physical, psychological, and social factors all play a role in pain management.Cognitive - behavioral therapy is based on the idea that thought and behavior patterns can affect symptoms and disability and may be obstacles to recovery. For example, when you feel a famili

  6. Bartholin Gland Cyst - Topic Overview

    The Bartholin glands are two pea - sized organs that are located under the skin in a woman's genital area.

  7. Bartholin Gland Cyst - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about Bartholin gland cyst: What is a Bartholin gland cyst? What does a Bartholin gland cyst look like? How is a Bartholin gland cyst removed? ...

  8. Effects of Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Exposure - Topic Overview

    Between 1948 and 1971,millions of women took a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) to prevent miscarriage. Daughters born to women who took DES while pregnant have a slightly higher risk of developing: Abnormal cervical cells that cause an abnormal Pap test result. Cancer of the vagina. Structural problems in the reproductive organs (such as a T-shaped uterus),which can cause infertility. ...

  9. Pap Test: Classification of Cell Changes - Topic Overview

    Cervical cell changes are classified according to their degree of abnormality using the Bethesda system (TBS). Further evaluation decisions are guided by the kinds of changes seen in the cells. Minor cell changes Minor cervical cell changes are also called: Atypical squamous cells (ASC). ASC is further classified as: ASC of undetermined significance (ASC-US). ASC that cannot exclude ...

  10. Cervical Polyps - Topic Overview

    What are cervical polyps?Cervical polyps are small, smooth, red, fingerlike growths in the passage extending from the uterus to the vagina (cervical canal). What causes cervical polyps?The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They are frequently the result of infection. They can also result from long - term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen ...

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