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  1. Relieving Menstrual Pain - Topic Overview

    Menstrual cramps can cause mild discomfort to severe pain and are most commonly seen in women between the ages of 20 and 24. After 1 to 2 years, when hormones level off, cramping may decrease.Menstrual cramping usually starts right before or in the beginning of your period. Cramps can cause pain in the lower abdomen, back, or thighs. You may also have headaches, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, .

  2. Health Tools

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

  3. Missed Periods and Endurance Training - Topic Overview

    If you participate in endurance sports,you may miss periods or stop menstruating. This is called secondary amenorrhea,and it occurs because your ovaries are not producing enough estrogen. It is believed that stress and low body fat contribute to amenorrhea. This is more likely to happen if you are younger and if your periods are irregular to begin with. Female athletes may use many harmful ...

  4. Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Happens

    Vaginal yeast infections can clear up on their own without treatment.

  5. Endometriosis - Cause

    Learn about endometriosis and factors that increase risk.

  6. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Treatment Overview

    Most functional ovarian cysts are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and go away without treatment. When treatment is necessary, treatment goals include: Relieving symptoms of pelvic pain or pressure.

  7. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, 13 Months to 12 Years

    Your child should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well child visits. During these visits, your doctor will check your child's growth and development and examine your child for possible problems. Generally, a child is evaluated:At 15, 18, and 24 months of age.At 3 and 4 years of age. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your

  8. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Happens

    Experts have yet to understand all possible causes of female pelvic pain, particularly when it has become chronic.

  9. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Topic Overview

    This topic focuses on long - lasting (chronic) pelvic pain. If you have new (acute) pelvic pain, see your health professional as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

  10. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Cause

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the more severe form, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), are linked to changes in the endocrine system, which produces hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

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