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  1. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Exams and Tests

    Learn about symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  2. 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.

  3. Uterine Fibroids - Treatment Overview

    Most uterine fibroids are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and shrink with menopause. However, some fibroids are painful, press on other internal organs, bleed and cause anemia, or cause pregnancy problems.

  4. 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.

  5. Functional Ovarian Cysts - What Increases Your Risk

    A functional ovarian cyst sometimes develops during the latter part of the menstrual cycle, when an egg follicle fills up with fluid.

  6. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Prevention

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

  7. What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing dysfunctional uterine bleeding include your age. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is more common in teens, at the beginning of the reproductive years, and in perimenopausal women.

  8. 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.

  9. Emergency Contraception - Topic Overview

    What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy if: You had sex without using birth control. Your birth control method failed. Maybe you forgot to take your pill or get your shot,the condom broke or came off,or your diaphragm slipped. You were raped. Even if you were using birth control,emergency contraception can help you make sure you don't get ...

  10. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Other Treatment

    Experts now recommend vaginal boric acid capsules as a treatment option for vaginal yeast infection, particularly infections that can't be cured by prescription or nonprescription antifungal yeast infection medications.

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