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  1. Danazol for Endometriosis

    Drug details for Danazol for endometriosis.

  2. Vaginal Yeast Infections - When To Call a Doctor

    A vaginal yeast infection may warrant a visit to a health care professional for evaluation and appropriate treatment.

  3. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Symptoms

    Female pelvic pain describes pain that affects the lower abdomen and pelvis. Chronic female pelvic pain is defined as pelvic pain that has persisted for at least 6 months.

  4. Hysteroscopy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic and surgical procedure that makes examining the inside of the uterus possible without making an abdominal cut (incision). During hysteroscopy, a lighted viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. Treatment can also be done through the hysteroscope during the same procedure. Hysteroscopy usually takes 30 to ..

  5. Abnormal Pap Test - Treatment

    The type of treatment you have will depend on what caused the abnormal test results.Infection: If your abnormal test results were caused by a vaginal infection or a sexually transmitted infection, you can be treated with medicine.Menopause: Women near menopause may have abnormal results because of normal body changes during menopause. These minor cell changes may improve with the use of estrogen cream.Moderate or severe cell changes, such as HSIL. Your treatment will focus on destroying or removing the abnormal tissue. Treatment choices include:Cone biopsy.Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), which uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal cervical cells. Cryotherapy, which destroys abnormal cervical cells by freezing them.Laser therapy, which uses a laser beam to destroy abnormal cervical cells. For cervical cancer, treatment will focus on destroying or removing the cancer. To learn more, see the topic Cervical Cancer.A pregnant woman with an

  6. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Medications

    Antifungal medications are the standard treatment for a vaginal yeast infection.

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

    Uterine fibroid symptoms can develop slowly over several years or rapidly over several months. Most women with uterine fibroids have mild symptoms or none at all and never need treatment. For some women, uterine fibroid symptoms become a problem.

  8. Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.

  9. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  10. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation of the capsule covering the liver and the surrounding area. It causes pain and tenderness in the upper right abdomen over the liver. This syndrome develops when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity through the fallopian tubes and then follow the flow of peritoneal fluid to the right upper abdomen,where ...

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