Dysfunctional uterine bleeding occurs most often before age 20 and after age 40.
Endometriosis - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding endometriosis.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) symptoms often don't develop until inflammation or scar tissue (adhesions) develop.
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Other Treatment
Female pelvic pain treatment can be enhanced with counseling, mental skills training, relaxation, and physical therapy treatment. Learn more.
Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Happens
Vaginal yeast infections can clear up on their own without treatment.
Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment
Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Surgery
Surgery may be used in the diagnosis or treatment of chronic pelvic pain. It is most likely to be effective when it is performed for a specific condition, such as fibroids or endometriosis.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - What Happens
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a group of health problems linked to a woman's out - of - balance hormones. Learn common symptoms of PCOS.
An estrogen test measures the level of the most important estrogen hormones (estradiol, estriol, and estrone) in a blood or urine sample.
Abnormal Pap Test - Topic Overview
What is an abnormal Pap test?When your doctor says that your Pap test, or Pap smear, was abnormal, it means that the test found some cells on your cervix that do not look normal.A Pap test may be done as part of a woman's routine physical exam, because it's the best way to prevent cervical cancer. But having an abnormal test result doesn't mean you have cancer. In fact, the chances that you have cancer are very small.What causes an abnormal Pap test?Most of the time, the abnormal cell changes are caused by certain types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. Usually these cell changes go away on their own. But certain types of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer. That's why regular Pap tests are so important. Sometimes the changed cells are due to other types of infection, such as those caused by bacteria or yeast. These infections can be treated. In women who have been through menopause, a Pap test may find cell changes that are just the result