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  1. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Medications

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

  2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Surgery

    Surgery is not usually done to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless it is needed to: Drain or remove an abscess, such as a tubo - ovarian abscess. Cut scar tissue (adhesions) that is causing pain. Surgery is occasionally used when a diagnosis is

  3. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Home Treatment

    Talk to your health professional about home treatment for suspected yeast infection.

  4. Endometriosis - Prevention

    Endometriosis cannot be prevented. This is in part because the cause is poorly understood. However, long - term use of birth control pills may prevent endometriosis from becoming worse.

  5. 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.

  6. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids treated with this procedure shrink an average of 48% to 78%.1, 2 For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids.You should not eat or drink anything for 4 to 8 hours before uterine fibroid ...

  7. Vaginal Medicines for Vaginal Yeast Infections

    Drug details for Vaginal medications for vaginal yeast infections.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Endometriosis - Surgery

    Although surgery does not cure endometriosis, it does offer short - term results for most women and long - term relief for a few.

  10. Estrogen Therapy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Drug details for Estrogen therapy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

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