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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Surgery

    Surgery is generally reserved for treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding that can't be controlled with medication.

  5. Surgery for Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Laparotomy is a surgical procedure that is done by making an incision in the lower abdomen. This allows the surgeon to see and inspect the abdominal cavity for structural problems, sites of endometriosis (implants), and scar tissue (adhesions).

  6. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Perimenopausal Menstrual Cycle

    Perimenopause, which means "around menopause, " refers to the 2 to 8 years of changing hormone levels and related symptoms that lead up to menopause. The most common sign of perimenopause is longer, often irregular menstrual cycles that are caused by hormonal ups and downs. Most women start perimenopause between ages 39 and 51.8 Some women begin to notice menstrual changes and premenstrual ...

  7. Intermittent Catheterization for Women - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains how to insert a catheter in women and how to care for the catheter.

  8. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed to confirm the diagnosis of an ovarian cyst or to evaluate ovarian growths when ovarian cancer is possible. Surgery does not prevent ovarian cysts from coming back unless the ovaries are removed (oophorectomy).

  9. PMS: Ways to Record Your Symptoms - Topic Overview

    There are several ways to keep a menstrual diary of your PMS symptoms. Diaries that require daily recording are more reliable in tracking your symptoms. Calendars without marks for a day may mean you forgot to record for that day rather than a day when you didn't have any symptoms. Most bothersome symptom scoring You can choose your five most bothersome PMS symptoms and record their severity ...

  10. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for chronic female pelvic pain can be approached in two ways: treating a known, specific cause of the pain or treating the pain itself as a medical condition.

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