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Amenorrhea

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

Cervicitis is irritation or infection of the cervix. It can be caused by a number of different sexually transmitted diseases.

Dysmenorrhea

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

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 in Pregnancy

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.

Mastitis

Detailed information on breastfeeding and mastitis

Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder. Pregnancy does not appear to speed up MS or worsen its effects.

Ovarian Cyst

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

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 (PID)

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

Pelvic pain is a challenging condition that can be due to many possible causes.

Postpartum Thyroiditis

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 Syndrome (PMS)

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.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

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. ...

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

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 Virus

Zika is a virus passed on through the bite of a mosquito. It may also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a test that can help answer questions about your baby’s health. But not every woman needs to have this test. Watch and see how an amniocentesis is done and find out if it’s the right test for you.

Breast Biopsy

If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the...

Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. But sometime it’s not easy. Learn about some of the common problems women have with breastfeeding and how you can overcome them.

Common Changes During Pregnancy

Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort,...

Eating Well During Pregnancy

A healthy baby begins with you.Choosing the right foods can help give you and your growing baby the nutrition you need and help you recover faster. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy helps keep your body strong and your baby healthy. But there are some exercises that you shouldn’t do. Learn about the changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Find out what you can do to stay fit and ...

Labor and Delivery

Labor differs from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy, but common signs and symptoms can let you know when it is starting. Contractions that increase in strength and frequency are a sure sign you are in true labor. This video...

Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain is common in women of all ages. It's the feeling of cramps you get in your lower belly with your monthly period. Menstrual pain usually isn't a serious condition. In this video, you'll learn how this condition develops and...

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms that occur in some women during the second half of their menstrual cycle. These symptoms include irritability, anxiety, and depression. This video explains what how PMS develops and what...

Vaginal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is vaginally. This video explains why you might need this procedure and how it is ...

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a test that uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of your organs. There are three different kinds of ultrasound imaging: abdominal, pelvic, and Doppler ultrasound. Each of these imaging tests can help your ...

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding during a menstrual cycle that is caused by hormonal problems. The most common hormonal irregularity occurs because the ovary did not produce an egg during that particular cycle. This video ...

Abdominal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is abdominally. In this video, you'll find out medical conditions that may require...

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