Gynecology

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are removed by the body before they cause...

Cancer Screening Tests and the Importance of Awareness

Most cancers take years to develop. Many things can affect your chance of getting cancer. While you can’t control some risk factors, like getting older, you can control many others. Here’s what you need to know about cancer and the importance of screening tests....

Understanding the Role Hormones Play in Women’s Health

Hormones play a huge role in regulating several body systems. If even one of your hormones is lacking, it can throw your body, mind, or emotions out of balance. The Role Hormones Play We've all heard about PMS, and the role hormones play in a woman's cycle that can...

Types Urinary Incontinence and Effective Treatments

Nothing is worse than sneezing and wetting your pants in public. Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. Over 33 million Americans suffer from some urinary incontinence or bladder conditions, which often causes embarrassment for many. While...

Guidelines for Mammograms, Pap Smears & Other Screening Tests

Early detection of breast and cervical cancer make treatment easier and increase survival rates. Mammograms and Pap smears can spot cancer before any other symptoms have developed. The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening guidelines for the early...

What Causes Ovarian Cysts? Fact Sheet

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Many women with ovarian cysts don't have symptoms, and usually, they are harmless. What Causes Ovarian Cysts? The most common causes of ovarian cysts include: Hormonal...

What is Sickle Cell Disease? What You Need to Know

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious health condition that runs in families and can shorten life. In the United States, it affects more people who are black or African-American than other racial or ethnic groups. SCD, sometimes called sickle cell anemia, causes...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Signs and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Most people with IBS can ease symptoms with changes in diet, medicine, and stress relief. For some people, IBS symptoms are more severe....

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Symptoms, Signs, & Causes

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition caused by changes in the number of certain types of bacteria in your vagina. BV is common, and any woman can get it. BV is easily treatable with medicine from your doctor or nurse. If left untreated, it can raise your risk for...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Fact Sheet

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the name for a group of problems that includes swelling, pain, tingling, and loss of strength in your wrist and hand. Women are three times more likely to have CTS than men. What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Typically,...

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