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  1. Surgery for Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Laparotomy is a surgical procedure that is done by making an incision in the lower abdomen. This allows the surgeon to see and inspect the abdominal cavity for structural problems, sites of endometriosis (implants), and scar tissue (adhesions).

  2. Endometriosis - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may ease the pain and discomfort of endometriosis. You can supplement your medical treatment plan with one or more of the following measures. Take an anti - inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) on a regular schedule.

  3. Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections - Topic Overview

    A vaginal yeast infection is thought to be recurrent when you have had four or more symptomatic infections, unrelated to antibiotic use, within 1 year. If you have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, your doctor may do a culture to confirm that yeast is present. You may also be tested for certain conditions that could be making you more vulnerable to yeast overgrowth, such as diabetes. The recommended initial treatment for recurrent vaginal yeast infections includes vaginal medicines for 7 to 14 days or a single dose of oral fluconazole, with a second dose repeated 3 days later.1Initial treatment is then followed by at least 6 months of maintenance therapy, which could be oral or vaginal medicines. Some women who are treated for recurrent yeast infections do not see improvement in their symptoms. These women may have another condition that is causing symptoms similar to a yeast infection. Additional testing and treatment may be needed.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Exams and Tests

    If your health professional suspects that you have a uterine fibroid problem, certain tests will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

  5. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Medications

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

  6. Vulvodynia - Overview

    This topic is for women who have vulvodynia,a type of vulvar pain with no known cause. If your doctor has told you that the pain in your vulva is caused by something else,like an infection or a skin problem,see the topic Female Genital Problems. What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain in the vulva that can't be explained by another health problem,such as an infection or a skin problem. The ...

  7. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Happens

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

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Topic Overview

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's hormone levels, periods, and ovulation. This can affect fertility and pregnancy. It can also cause male-type body changes.

  9. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Cause

    Learn about ovarian cyst and what causes it.

  10. Progestin for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Drug details for Progestin for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

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