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  1. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Prevention

    Early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain may help prevent chronic female pelvic pain from developing. One cause of chronic pelvic pain is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). You can greatly reduce your risk of PID by protecting yourself from sexually t

  2. 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.

  3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Topic Overview

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's hormone levels, periods, and ovulation. This can affect fertility and pregnancy. It can also cause male-type body changes.

  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Home Treatment

    Home treatment measures can help you manage the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and live a healthy life. Weight control or weight loss lowers your risks for diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and high cholesterol. A modest weight l

  5. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Treatment Overview

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a group of health problems caused by out - of - balance hormones. It usually starts with the first teen menstrual cycles. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and weight control are the cornerstone of treatment for PCOS. S

  6. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Surgery

    Surgical treatment is occasionally used for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A part of an ovary is surgically damaged or removed, with the goal of stimulating ovulation.

  7. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Symptoms

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms tend to start gradually. Most often, hormone changes that lead to PCOS start in the early teens, after the first menstrual period. Symptoms may be especially noticeable after a weight gain.

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Cause

    Learn the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  9. 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.

  10. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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