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  1. Exams and Tests

    Your health professional must first rule out all other medical causes of vaginal bleeding before diagnosing dysfunctional uterine bleeding. First, your health professional will: Review your history of symptoms and menstrual periods. (If possible, bring a

  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - When To Call a Doctor

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a long - term (chronic) condition; symptoms tend to start gradually. It is common for PCOS symptoms to be mistaken for some other medical problem.

  3. Cause

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

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

    The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  5. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Medications

    Antifungal medications are the standard treatment for a vaginal yeast infection.

  6. 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

  7. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRH-a) for Severe PMS

    Drug details for Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) for severe PMS.

  8. Endometriosis - When To Call a Doctor

    For endometriosis, call a health professional immediately if you develop sudden, severe pelvic pain.

  9. Repair of Vaginal Wall Prolapse (Vaginal Vault Prolapse)

    Vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper portion of the vagina loses its normal shape and sags or bulges down into the vaginal canal or outside of the vagina. It may occur alone or along with prolapse of the bladder (cystocele), urethra (urethrocele),

  10. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Menarche and the Teenage Menstrual Cycle

    Menarche is a girl's first menstrual cycle. A first period usually happens after several years of pubic hair growth, breast development, and rapid growth known as a "growth spurt." Menarche most commonly happens sometime between ages 11 and 14.7The first menstrual cycles are usually light and unpredictable. During the first 2 years, a typical teenage menstrual cycle can be anywhere from 21 to 42 .

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