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  1. Your Guide to Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS

    What is PMS? Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for premenstrual syndrome.

  2. Your Guide to Menstrual Cramps

    WebMD explains menstrual cramps, which can simply be a tightening of the muscles of the uterus or a symptom of a disorder of the reproductive organs.

  3. Vaginal Infections

    What are the most common types of vaginal infections? Find out here, including their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  4. Hirsutism

    If you're a woman and you have a lot of hair growing in places where it normally does just for men, like your upper lip, chin, chest, stomach, or back, that’s a condition called hirsutism.

  5. The Pelvic Exam

    A pelvic exam is a way for doctors to look for signs of illness in a woman's body. Learn what to expect.

  6. Penta X Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Penta X Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally decreased activity of the thyroid gland and deficient production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that play an essential role in regulating growth,maturation,and the rate of metabolism. Specific symptoms and findings associated with hypothyroidism may be variable,depending upon the age at symptom onset,the ...

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

    A uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the smooth muscle lining the walls of the uterus (myometrium).

  10. Vulvovaginitis

    Vulvovaginitis is a common bacterial infection characterized by the simultaneous inflammation of the external parts of the female genital organs (vulva) and the canal that leads from the uterus to the external opening (vagina). It is one of the most common causes of genital symptoms in women. When only the vagina is inflamed,the disorder is called vaginitis. The symptoms and treatments of ...

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