Vaginal Yeast Infections - Medications
Antifungal medications are the standard treatment for a vaginal yeast infection.
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.
Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment
Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.
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.
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 ...
Functional Ovarian Cysts - Medications
Treatment with medication may be useful if you have recurrent, painful functional ovarian cysts. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) are used to prevent ovulation. Without ovulation, the chance that ovarian cysts will form is reduced and your sympto
Endometriosis - Symptoms
Some women with endometriosis do not have symptoms. Other women have symptoms that range from mild to severe. Endometriosis symptoms are often most severe just before and during the menstrual cycle and get better as the menstrual period is ending.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - Cause
A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast organisms that normally live in small numbers in the vagina.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Happens
Vaginal yeast infections can clear up on their own without treatment.
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