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  1. Adenomyosis - Topic Overview

    Adenomyosis is a disease that occurs when the cells that normally line the uterus grow into the muscular tissue of the uterine wall. It occurs most often in women older than 30 who have had a full-term pregnancy. It is rare in women who have not had a full-term pregnancy. Adenomyosis does not occur after menopause. But adenomyosis that was present before menopause may be diagnosed after ...

  2. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Happens

    Experts have yet to understand all possible causes of female pelvic pain, particularly when it has become chronic.

  3. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

    Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

  4. Hysterectomy Questions - Topic Overview

    When considering a hysterectomy,ask your health professional: What other treatments are available? Will they cure your problem or do they only relieve the symptoms? How long can you wait before treating the problem? Will it get worse without treatment? What are the risks and benefits of each treatment? Are there any materials,such as videos or pamphlets,available that can help you make a ...

  5. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD.

  6. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Prevention

    Functional ovarian cysts cannot be prevented if you are ovulating.

  7. What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include:Increasing age until menopause (around age 50). After estrogen levels drop at menopause, endometriosis risk disappears.Family history in a mother or sister (first - degree relative), which makes severe endometriosis more likely. This risk appears to be inherited through the mother.Menstrual cycles of less than 28 days.Menstrual ..

  8. Medications

    Treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding with medications has fewer risks but is not always as effective as surgical treatment. If you plan to become pregnant in the future, or if you are nearing the time when your menstrual periods will stop (menopause),

  9. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Symptoms

    Premenstrual symptoms are a natural part of the menstrual cycle, affecting over 85% of women at some time during their lives. If your body doesn't react strongly to its monthly hormonal changes, you probably have mild premenstrual symptoms or none at all.

  10. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Normal Menstrual Cycle

    The menstrual cycle is the series of changes your body goes through to prepare for a possible pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new, thickened lining (endometrium) that can hold a fertilized egg. When there is no fertilized egg to start a pregnancy, the uterus then sheds its lining. This is the monthly menstrual bleeding (also called menstruation or menstrual period) that you have

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