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Women's Gynecological Problems

Menopause

It is the time when a women’s period stops. Women allover the world interpret menopause differently, their fears and concerns about menopause vary by culture. Some women fear a loss of their spouses’ sexual interest when they can no longer have children or due to increased complaints from sexual act due to vaginal soreness and dryness […]

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Women's Gynecological Problems

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. It can be Stress incontinence when the bladder can’t handle the increased compression during exercise, coughing. It can also be Urge incontinence if caused by a sudden, involuntary bladder contraction. Overflow incontinence in which the bladder becomes too full because it can’t be fully emptied, is a rarer […]

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Women's Gynecological Problems

Genital prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is the descend into or outside of the vaginal canal or anus of any of the pelvic floor organs. You may hear them referred to in these ways: Cystocele: A prolapse of the bladder into the vagina, is the most common condition Urethrocele: A prolapse of the urethra (urine-carrying tube) Uterine prolapse […]

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Women's Gynecological Problems

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a common complaint among women. It is categorized as either acute (sudden and severe), or chronic (lasting over a period of months or longer). Pelvic pain may originate in genital or extra genital organs in and around the pelvis, or it may be psychological (pain sensation and no physical problem is present). What […]

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Women's Gynecological Problems

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a flow of blood from the vagina that occurs either at the wrong time or in inappropriate amounts. Normal ovulation is necessary for regular menstrual periods. What conditions cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly? Excessively heavy menstrual period Non-cancerous causes: uterine fibroids or polyps, intrauterine devices, blood […]

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Women's Genital Infection

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID

PID can affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or the ovaries. It can lead to pelvic adhesions and scar tissue that develops between internal organs, causing ongoing pelvic pain and the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Left untreated, infertility can develop and might also lead to chronic infection. In addition, if PID is not diagnosed early […]

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Women's Genital Infection

Vaginitis

Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in women of all ages. What are the most common types of Vaginitis? Yeast infection by a species of Candida fungus or Bacterial vaginosis, both normally living in vagina. Something happens that upset the balance leading to overgrowth […]

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Women's Genital Infection

Cervicitis

Cervicitis is an irritation of the cervix caused by a number of different organisms. What are the most common risk factors for Vulvitis? Chronic Cervicitis is common in women following childbirth. It is also often associated with pregnancy, probably due to an increased blood supply to the cervix as a result of increased hormone levels. […]

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Women's Genital Infection

Vulvitis

Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. What are the most common risk factors for Vulvitis? Any woman with certain allergies, sensitivities, infections, or diseases can develop Vulvitis.  Girls who have not yet reached puberty and postmenopausal women sometimes develop Vulvitis, possibly because of inadequate levels of estrogen. […]

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Women's Genital Tumours

Vulval Cancer

The vulva is the external portion of the female genital organs. Vulvar cancer is a rare disease that can occur on any part of the external organs, but most often affects the labia majora or labia minora. What are the most common risk factors for uterine cancer? Vulvar cancer is common over the age of […]

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Women's Genital Tumours

Vaginal Cancer

The vagina is the birth canal. Cancer of the vagina is a very rare kind of cancer in women. What are the most common risk factors for uterine cancer? Half of women affected are older than 60, with most between ages 50 and 70.  A history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) as a fetus or […]

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Women's Genital Tumours

Uterine cancer

The uterus is a hollow pear-shaped organ in the woman’s lower abdomen. Cancer of the uterus is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract. Cancer of the uterus is not common during the child bearing period. It usually occurs around the time of menopause. Because it grows slowly and women are alerted abnormal […]

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Women's Genital Tumours

Ovarian cancer

The ovaries are 2 female reproductive organs located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. They produce eggs and the female hormones which control the development of female body characteristics and regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Ovarian cancer is a disease of unknown cause. What are the most common risk factors […]

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Women's Genital Tumours

Cervical Cancer

What is cancer cervix? The cervix is the lower part of the uterus and acts as a gate to the uterus. What are the most common risk factors for cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is commonest among the over 50s but it can affect all age groups. A viral infection of the cervix is present in […]