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  1. 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 ...

  2. Endometriosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include age and family history of endometriosis.

  3. Endometriosis - Health Tools

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

  4. Pelvic Examination

    A pelvic examination is a complete physical exam of a woman's pelvic organs by a health professional. A pelvic exam helps a health professional evaluate the size and position of the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause

    Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

  6. Symptoms

    Symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding include: Menstrual bleeding that occurs more often than every 21 days or farther apart than 35 days, menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than 7 days, and excessive blood loss during the menstrual cycles.

  7. Types of Hysterectomy - Topic Overview

    Abdominal hysterectomy is done when: The uterus is large. Uterine fibroids are larger than 8 in. (20.3 cm) across. An ovarian mass is suspected. An abdominal hysterectomy is usually required to remove endometriosis implants and adhesions to restore the function of other organs involved. Vaginal hysterectomy can be done: To remove uterine fibroids that are small. When the uterus is of normal ...

  8. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Prevention

    There are many ideas on ways to help prevent vaginal yeast infections.

  9. Prevention

    Usually, dysfunctional uterine bleeding results from unpredictable hormonal changes and therefore cannot be prevented. However, being overweight can impact your hormone production, increasing your risk of developing irregular menstrual bleeding. If you ar

  10. When To Call a Doctor

    Any significant change in menstrual pattern or amount of uterine bleeding that affects your daily life requires evaluation by a health professional. This includes unusual menstrual bleeding for three or more menstrual cycles.

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