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  1. Uterine Fibroids - 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.

  2. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Other Treatment

    Experts now recommend vaginal boric acid capsules as a treatment option for vaginal yeast infection, particularly infections that can't be cured by prescription or nonprescription antifungal yeast infection medications.

  3. Vaginal Medicines for Vaginal Yeast Infections

    Drug details for Vaginal medications for vaginal yeast infections.

  4. 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.

  5. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Managing Menstrual Cycle Symptoms and Bleeding

    Keep a calendar and mark the day you start your menstrual period each month. If your cycle is regular, it can help you predict when you'll have your next period. It's also important to know the date of your last menstrual period (LMP) when you're pregnant and need to estimate your due date. If you're trying to figure out whether you have a pattern of premenstrual symptoms, it may be helpful to ...

  6. Luteinizing Hormone

    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).

  7. Estrogen Therapy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Drug details for Estrogen therapy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  8. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Topic Overview

    This topic focuses on long - lasting (chronic) pelvic pain. If you have new (acute) pelvic pain, see your health professional as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

  9. 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.

  10. Heavy Menstrual Periods - Treatment Overview

    In most cases, heavy menstrual periods can be managed with:Medicine to reduce bleeding.Hormone therapy to either stop your periods or make them more regular.But if these treatments don't work, surgery may be needed to control your bleeding.If you plan to become pregnant in the future, or if you're nearing the time when your periods will stop (menopause), you may want to try medicine first.Hormone treatmentHormone treatments that are used to help control heavy bleeding include:Birth control pills, patch, or ring. These types of birth control give you a regular dose of estrogen and progestin. They control your body's menstrual cycle and prevent pregnancy. They also help relieve heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. For example, when you take birth control pills, your menstrual bleeding may be half as heavy as it was before you took the pills. But when you stop taking the pills, heavy bleeding may return.Progestin pills. These pills can prevent overgrowth of the endometrium and reduce

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