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  1. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Prevention

    You cannot prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but you can take measures to reduce your risk of having severe premenstrual symptoms.

  2. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Exams and Tests

    No single test can diagnose premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Cause

    Learn about irregular vaginal bleeding, also known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and why it occurs.

  6. Endometriosis - Surgery

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

  7. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

    Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.

  8. Uterine Fibroids - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  9. Vaginal Self-Examination (VSE)

    A vaginal self - examination is a way for a woman to look at her vulva and vagina. A vaginal self - examination may help you better understand your body, the changes that take place during the menstrual cycle, and any problems that may need medical attent

  10. Endometriosis - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose endometrial cancer.

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