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Amenorrhea means you haven't had your period for more than 3 cycles. It can be caused by a variety of things including overexercising, being overweight, or due to an ovulation problem.
Cervicitis is irritation or infection of the cervix. It can be caused by a number of different sexually transmitted diseases.
Painful periods cause severe cramps and pain during a woman's period. It can start with your first period, or begin later in life. It can be related to an underlying conditions such as endometriosis.
Endometriosis is diagnosed when endometrial cells—tissue that lines the uterus—are found outside of the womb. In addition to causing pain, endometriosis is a main cause of infertility in women. For some women, surgery can improve the ...
Hemorrhoids and varicose veins might seem to be two different, unrelated problems, but they are actually quite similar. And, many women, especially those in the third trimester of pregnancy, have them.
Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It impairs the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man’s system, the woman’s system, or both.
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Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder. Pregnancy does not appear to speed up MS or worsen its effects.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or inside an ovary. Most women will not need treatment. In some cases, you may need surgery to remove part or all of your ovary.
Pelvic congestion syndrome is a condition that causes chronic pelvic pain. It is thought to be caused by problems with the veins in the pelvic area. This is the lower part of your abdomen.
Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive tract. Scar tissue grows between internal organs leading to ongoing pelvic pain. It can also lead to ectopic pregnancy.
Pelvic pain is a challenging condition that can be due to many possible causes.
Postpartum thyroiditis happens when a woman’s thyroid becomes inflamed after having a baby. It may first cause your thyroid to be overactive. But over time it leads to an underactive thyroid. This affects a small percentage of pregnant ...
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It may affect women who are able to get pregnant. It’s a severe and chronic medical condition that requires attention and treatment. ...
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of emotional and physical symptoms many women have in the days before their period starts. Lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can help manage symptoms.
Primary ovarian insufficiency, or POI, is when the ovaries stop working normally before the age of 40. With POI, the ovary does not release an egg each month as it should. POI has been called premature ovarian failure and premature ...
Zika is a virus passed on through the bite of a mosquito. It may also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions.