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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. Endometrial Ablation

    Endometrial ablation is a procedure that uses a lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) and other instruments to destroy (ablate) the uterine lining, or endometrium.

  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause

    Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - When To Call a Doctor

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a long - term (chronic) condition; symptoms tend to start gradually. It is common for PCOS symptoms to be mistaken for some other medical problem.

  5. Emergency Contraception - Topic Overview

    What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy if: You had sex without using birth control. Your birth control method failed. Maybe you forgot to take your pill or get your shot,the condom broke or came off,or your diaphragm slipped. You were raped. Even if you were using birth control,emergency contraception can help you make sure you don't get ...

  6. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, Adult Women

    Generally, your child or teen is evaluated yearly from age 11 through 18. At each visit, your doctor will also check his or her growth and development. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your child or teen is growing and developing normally. Normal checks include:School and behavioral concerns, such as failing classes or dropping out of .

  7. Laparotomy for Pelvic Problems - Topic Overview

    A laparotomy is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to visually inspect the abdominal cavity through an incision in the abdomen. Laparotomy may be used in the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),endometriosis,uterine fibroids,ovarian cysts,and ectopic pregnancy. Laparotomy is usually done under general anesthesia. ...

  8. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase a woman's risk of developing female pelvic pain that becomes chronic include: Pregnancy and childbirth that have stressed the back and pelvis, including delivery of a large baby, a difficult delivery, or a forceps or vacuum delivery.

  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. Bartholin Gland Cyst - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about Bartholin gland cyst: What is a Bartholin gland cyst? What does a Bartholin gland cyst look like? How is a Bartholin gland cyst removed? ...

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