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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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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 womans normal life they are known as PMS Gynecologic Problems What is premenstrual syndrome PMSnbsp What are some common sym...

May 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems

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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 floor Layers of connective tissue called fascia also provide support These supporting muscles and fascia may ...

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 AgingA womans libido another term for interest in and desire for sex and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern but problems...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex Pain during intercourse is very commonnearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives For some women the pain is only a temporary problem for others it is a longterm problem Gynecologic Problems How common is painful sexnbsp What cause...

May 2011

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

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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 near the anus or in the vagina These bacteria can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra ...

May 2011

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Urinary Incontinence

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What is urinary incontinence Leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence Some women leak small amounts of urine At other times leakage of urine is frequent or severe Gynecologic Problems What is urinary incontinencenbsp Are there different types of urinary incontinencenbsp What are the symptom...

May 2011

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Uterine Fibroids

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What are uterine fibroids Uterine fibroids are benign not cancer growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus They also are called leiomyomas or myomas The size shape and location of fibroids can vary greatly They may be present inside the uterus on its outer surface or within its wal...

May 2011

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Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)

FAQ097

What is cancer of the uterus Normally healthy cells that make up the bodys tissues grow divide and replace themselves on a regular basis This keeps the body healthy Sometimes certain cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control When this occurs growths or tumors begin to form Tumors c...

May 2011

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Endometrial Hyperplasia

FAQ147

What is endometrial hyperplasia Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus endometrium grows too much It is a benign not cancer condition In some cases however it can lead to cancer of the uterus Gynecologic Problems What is endometrial hyperplasia How does th...

May 2011

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Getting in Shape After Your Baby Is Born

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What are the benefits of exercising after having a baby Daily exercise can help restore muscle strength and firm up your body Exercise can make you less tired because it raises your energy level and improves your sense of wellbeing During pregnancy the muscles in your abdomen stretch It takes time...

May 2011

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