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  1. Estrogen Therapy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Drug details for Estrogen therapy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  2. Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  3. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Health Tools

    An interactive tool on "which health screenings do you need?"

  4. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Prevention

    You cannot prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but you can take measures to reduce your risk of having severe premenstrual symptoms.

  5. Endometriosis - Cause

    Learn about endometriosis and factors that increase risk.

  6. Boric Acid for Vaginal Yeast Infection - Topic Overview

    Boric acid is a white, crystalline chemical substance that has antifungal and antiviral properties. It is used in various prescription pharmaceutical products and is also available without a prescription. Some experts now recommend vaginal boric acid capsules as a treatment option for vaginal yeast infections, particularly infections that can't be cured by antifungal yeast infection medicines.1 If you are pregnant, do not use vaginal boric acid treatment.How do I use boric acid? You can make your own boric acid suppositories by filling size 00 gelatin capsules with boric acid (about 600 mg). Standard yeast infection treatment is one capsule inserted in the vagina at bedtime for 7 days. For treatment of recurring yeast infections, standard yeast infection treatment is done for two weeks, and then boric acid can be used twice a week for 6 months to 1 year.1Is it effective?More research is needed to find out how well boric acid works. Some studies have shown it cures up to 98 out of 100

  7. Missed Periods and Endurance Training - Topic Overview

    If you participate in endurance sports,you may miss periods or stop menstruating. This is called secondary amenorrhea,and it occurs because your ovaries are not producing enough estrogen. It is believed that stress and low body fat contribute to amenorrhea. This is more likely to happen if you are younger and if your periods are irregular to begin with. Female athletes may use many harmful ...

  8. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

  9. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Cause

    Learn about female pelvic pain and the medical condition that typically causes it.

  10. Stages of Endometriosis - Topic Overview

    Staging is a way of describing how mild or severe a condition is. The stage of the endometriosis is determined by looking at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries and inside the abdomen and lower pelvic area. Usually, this is done with a viewing instrument inserted through a small incision in the belly (laparoscopy). But endometriosis is sometimes first found during surgery for an unrelated condition. Endometriosis is classified in four stages:Stage I: minimalStage II: mild Stage III: moderateStage IV: severeThe stage of the endometriosis is based on the:Location of endometriosis growths (implants).Number of places the implants are found.Depth the implants penetrate into normal tissue.Severity of the scar tissue (adhesions) around the implants.

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