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  1. Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection can be increased by a number of medical and lifestyle factors.

  2. What Happens

    Dysfunctional uterine bleeding occurs most often before age 20 and after age 40.

  3. Vaginal Yeast Infections - 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.

  4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD.

  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Treatment Overview

    Untreated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can produce scar tissue (adhesions) that can cause ongoing (chronic) pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

  6. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Topic Overview

    Various conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, can cause vaginal symptoms similar to those of a yeast infection.

  7. Pap Test: Classification of Cell Changes - Topic Overview

    Cervical cell changes are classified according to their degree of abnormality using the Bethesda system (TBS). Further evaluation decisions are guided by the kinds of changes seen in the cells. Minor cell changes Minor cervical cell changes are also called: Atypical squamous cells (ASC). ASC is further classified as: ASC of undetermined significance (ASC-US). ASC that cannot exclude ...

  8. Treatment Overview

    Dysfunctional uterine bleeding can usually be managed with medication to reduce bleeding and/or hormone therapy to either stop or regulate menstrual periods. Surgical treatment is generally reserved for bleeding that can't be controlled with these other m

  9. Endometriosis - Medications

    Treatment with medicines does not cure endometriosis. Medicines are also generally not recommended if infertility from endometriosis is your main problem. However, anti - inflammatory (NSAID) therapy can reduce pain and bleeding. Hormone therapy with birt

  10. Abnormal Pap Test - Cause

    Most abnormal Pap tests are caused by HPV infections. Other types of infection—such as those caused by bacteria, yeast, or protozoa (Trichomonas)—sometimes lead to minor changes on a Pap test called atypical squamous cells. Natural cell changes that may happen during and after menopause can also cause an abnormal Pap test.What increases your risk of having an abnormal test result?Certain sexual behaviors—such as having sex without condoms and having more than one sex partner—increase your risk of getting an HPV infection. And an HPV infection raises your risk for having abnormal test results.Other things that may also play a role in increasing your risk include:Smoking.Having an impaired immune system.Having been exposed to the drug DES while your mother was pregnant with you, though this is rare.If you have had one abnormal Pap test result, you're more likely to have another in the future.

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