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Female Reproductive System

Pre-Op Questions (Surgery Questions)
An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is...
Biopsy, Breast (Breast Biopsy)
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one...
Breast Cancer Genetic Testing (Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer)
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one...
Cancer Detection
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one...
Colon Cancer Screening
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one...
Biopsy, Breast (Breast Biopsy)
Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are...
Brachytherapy
or it may be done later on. If radiation therapy is part of the treatment plan, your doctor may suggest waiting until after radiation therapy. If you're thinking about breast reconstruction, talk...
Breast Reconstruction
If you need a mastectomy, you have a choice about whether or not to have surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast. Instead of breast reconstruction, you...
C-Section (Cesarean Birth)
Breastfeeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some...
Biopsy Of Cervix (Colposcopy)
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The virus spreads...
Cancer Detection
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The virus spreads...
Chemotherapy Treatment For Breast Cancer
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The virus spreads...
Biopsy Of Cervix (Colposcopy)
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms....
Cancer Detection
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms....
Biopsy Of Cervix (Colposcopy)
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix has a small opening that expands during childbirth....
C-Section (Cesarean Birth)
A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, about one in four...
Abstinence Method Of Birth Control (Natural Methods Of Birth Control)
When you are ready to have your baby, you'll go through labor. Contractions let you know labor is starting. When contractions are five minutes apart, your...
D & C (Dilation And Curettage)
The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy,...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy,...
Laparoscopy
Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman's uterus - the place where a baby grows when she's pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines...
Blood Test, Thyroid (Thyroid Blood Tests)
Infertility is a term doctors use if a woman hasn't been able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. The causes can be conditions you already have or conditions you develop. They also include being pregnant with more...
Care, Prenatal
you are pregnant, you may need a health care team to monitor your pregnancy. Rh incompatibility. Good prenatal care can help detect and treat them. Some...
Care, Prenatal
your blood pressure during pregnancy and getting regular prenatal care are important for the health of you and...
Hiv Testing
least the first six weeks of life. Regular testing will be needed to find out if your baby is infected....
Delivery Of A Baby (Labor And Delivery)
If you have HIV/AIDS and find out you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should let your health care provider know as soon as possible. Some...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
If you have HIV/AIDS and find out you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should let your health care provider know as soon as possible. Some...
Chemotherapy Treatment For Breast Cancer
hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called menopausal hormone therapy, to to discuss the risks and benefits for you. If you do decide to take HRT,...
Chemotherapy
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It is a normal part of aging. In the years before and during menopause, the levels of female hormones...
Estrogen Replacement (Hormone Therapy)
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It is a normal part of aging. In the years before and during menopause, the levels of female hormones...
Botox To Treat Multiple Sclerosis (Ms)
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are common viruses that can cause warts. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most are harmless, but about 30 types put you at...
Cervical Cancer Screening Test (Pap Smear)
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy,...
Allergy Shots
If you are pregnant, an infection can be more than just a problem for you. Some infections can be dangerous to your baby. You can help yourself avoid infections:...
Care, Prenatal
If you are pregnant, an infection can be more than just a problem for you. Some infections can be dangerous to your baby. You can help yourself avoid infections:...
Biopsy, Breast (Breast Biopsy)
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can...
Biopsy, Breast (Breast Biopsy)
A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include Total (simple)...
Estrogen Replacement (Hormone Therapy)
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovaries...
Ablation, Endometrial (Endometrial Ablation)
Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. If no pregnancy...
D & C (Dilation And Curettage)
cases, you may need a procedure called a dilatation and curettage (D&C) to remove tissue remaining in the...
Biopsy, Breast (Breast Biopsy)
a pelvic exam, lab tests, ultrasound, or a biopsy. Treatment is usually surgery followed by chemotherapy. NIH:...
Breast Cancer Genetic Testing (Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer)
The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond....
Echogram (Ultrasound)
A cyst is a fluid-filled sac. In most cases a cyst on the ovary does no harm and goes away by itself. Most women have them sometime during their lives....
Bone Density Scan
The ovaries are a pair of organs that women have. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape...
Douche, Vaginal (Vaginal Douche (Douching))
have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular of infertility. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Cat Scan
Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen area. The pain might be steady, or it might come and go. If the pain is severe, it might get in the way of your...
Adenosine (Exercise Stress Test)
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and...
Intrauterine Device (Iud)
blood pressure. Medicines can help control the symptoms. Birth control pills help women have normal periods, reduce male...
Adenosine (Exercise Stress Test)
So you're going to have a baby! Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will want to give your baby a healthy start. You need to have...
Care, Prenatal
alcohol or do drugs, get help. Your health care provider can recommend programs to help you quit....
Chemotherapy
natural or it can be a disease, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. With POF, some women still have...
Amniocentesis
you are pregnant. It includes your checkups and prenatal testing. Prenatal care can help keep you and your...
Care, Prenatal
Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes your checkups and prenatal testing. Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby...
Afp Blood Test (Alpha-Fetoprotein Blood Test)
your first prenatal visit, your healthcare provider will test for a number of things, including problems with your blood, signs of infections, and whether you are immune...
Hiv Testing
Prenatal testing provides information about your baby's health before he or she is born. Some routine tests during pregnancy as screenings for gestational diabetes, Down syndrome, and HIV. Other tests might be offered based on your:...
Delivery Of A Baby (Labor And Delivery)
There are many problems that can keep a woman from enjoying sex. They include Lack of sexual desire Inability to become aroused Lack of orgasm, or sexual climax...
C-Section (Cesarean Birth)
care provider may induce labor or perform a Cesarean section to deliver the fetus. In some cases,...
Care, Prenatal
and the baby. Often, teens don't get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on. They have a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure and its regular prenatal care Taking your prenatal vitamins for your health...
Condoms
defects Avoiding smoking, alcohol, and drugs Using a condom, if you are having sex, to prevent sexually...
Condoms
partner must be treated. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk...
Hysteroscopy
Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") is a type of surgery. It prevents a woman from getting pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control. The surgery...
Brachytherapy
The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a women is pregnant. There are different types of...
Ablation, Endometrial (Endometrial Ablation)
The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The first sign of a problem with the uterus may be bleeding between periods...
Echogram (Ultrasound)
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age. Fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow in and around...
Blood Count (Complete Blood Count)
Menstruation, or period, is a woman's monthly bleeding. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is different from normal menstrual periods. It could be bleeding that is between...
Biopsy Of Cervix (Colposcopy)
Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer. It is more common in women 60 and older. You are also more likely to get it if you have had a human papillomavirus (HPV)...
Echogram (Ultrasound)
Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as Itching Burning Pain Abnormal bleeding Discharge...
Brachytherapy
advanced the cancer is. It might include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or biologic therapy. Biologic therapy boosts your...
Biopsy Of Cervix (Colposcopy)
Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under...