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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

FAQ077

What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)? Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is a common illness. Pelvic inflammatory disease is diagnosed in more tha...

May 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems

FAQ012

What are pelvic support problems? The pelvic organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, small intestines, and rectum. The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic f...

May 2011

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Vulvodynia

FAQ127

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a condition involving chronic pain and discomfort of the vulva. The pain recurs and is long lasting. There are two types of vulvodynia: Generalized—The pain or disc...

May 2011

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Urinary Tract Infections

FAQ050

How do urinary tract infections (UTIs) develop? Most urinary tract infections start in the lower urinary tract, which is made up of the urethra and bladder. Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin ...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex? Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary p...

May 2011

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Exercise and Fitness

FAQ045

What are the benefits of exercise? Regular exercise can provide the following health benefits: Reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening your heart, lowering cholesterol, and decreasing bloo...

May 2011

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Your Sexual Health

FAQ072

What causes sexual problems in women? Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following: Aging—A woman's libido (another term for interest in and desire for sex) and sexual activi...

May 2011

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Your First Gynecologic Visit - Especially for Teens

FAQ150

When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between ...

May 2011

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Premenstrual Syndrome

FAQ057

What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Many women feel physical or mood changes during the days before menstruation. When these symptoms happen month after month, and they affect a woman's normal life...

May 2011

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Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause

FAQ162

What are menopause and perimenopause? Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year. The average age of menopause is 51 years, but the normal range is 45 years to 55 years. T...

May 2011

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