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  1. Vulvodynia - Overview

    This topic is for women who have vulvodynia,a type of vulvar pain with no known cause. If your doctor has told you that the pain in your vulva is caused by something else,like an infection or a skin problem,see the topic Female Genital Problems. What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain in the vulva that can't be explained by another health problem,such as an infection or a skin problem. The ...

  2. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Topic Overview

    What is a menstrual cycle?The menstrual cycle is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a possible pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new, thickened lining (endometrium) so that it is ready to receive 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

  3. 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? ...

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

    To treat uterine fibroids, surgery can be used to remove fibroids only (myomectomy) or to remove the entire uterus (hysterectomy).

  5. 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.

  6. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Cause

    Learn about ovarian cyst and what causes it.

  7. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have chronic female pelvic pain that has not yet been evaluated, call your health professional for an appointment.

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding PCOS.

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

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

  10. Menstrual Cycle: Dealing With Cramps

    Most women have painful cramps from their period from time to time. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps with over-the-counter medicine and home treatment. Pain medicine and home treatment can help ease cramps. Stay ahead of the pain. Take over-the-counter pain medicine,such as ibuprofen (Advil,for example) as soon as you feel cramps or on the day before you get your period. ..

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