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8 Causes of Bleeding After Sex
Vaginal bleeding after sex is a frightening end to what should be a pleasant experience. Learn about the most common causes of vaginal bleeding after sex or post-coital bleeding.
What Women Should Know About Urinary Tract...
At least half of all women experience urinary tract infections or UTI. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for UTI.
What Does Vaginal Bleeding During Sexual...
Vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse can occur for a variety of reasons. Conditions of the vagina, cervix, or uterus may cause vaginal bleeding during sex including inflammatory conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, and abnormal growths.
Why Am I Spotting Between Periods?
Do you experience bleeding or spotting between periods? A number of things may cause midcyle bleeding. Discover why you may have uterine bleeding between menstrual periods.
Caution with Condiments! Try These 4 Simple Swaps
Are caloric condiments stalling your weight loss? Learn which are most costly and how to slim them down.
Vaginal Itch and Burning After Sex
Discover causes for vaginal itching and/or vaginal burning after sex. Covers possible causes of vaginal itching and burning after sexual intercourse such as vaginal irritation, vaginal yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, vaginitis, semen allergy, as well as other sexual symptoms.
What Exactly is a Sebaceous Cyst?
Sebaceous cysts are pasty filled lumps or bumps that occur just below the skin. Women often experience vaginal sebaceous cysts, although these cysts can occur on the face, neck, and other parts of the body.
9 Possible Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
A look at the most common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding. Learn what causes the conditions that lead to abnormal uterine bleeding, and discover your treatment options.
Watch Out for These Symptoms of Acute...
Pancreatitis is a rare disease that causes an inflammation of the pancreas. Learn about pancreatitis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as its roll in patients with gallstones.
Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Gallstones
Gallstones explained and explored. Learn about the symptoms of gallstones, as well as treatments and preventative measures you can make today.
Do You Know the Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease?
A look at the symptoms of gallbladder disease or gallstones with resources for more information.
10 Ways Women Can Prevent Urinary Tract...
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the second most common infection and accounts for nearly 9 million visits to doctors each year. Discover 10 ways you can help yourself prevent a painful urinary tract infection or UTI from developing.
What HIV and AIDS Symptoms Should Women Watch...
A look at signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS.
What are the Causes and Treatments for Vaginal...
A look at causes for vaginal itching with suggestions for self-help and other treatments.
Common Signs of Pregnancy
Pregnancy symptoms, from nausea to tender breasts, are explored. Learn what early pregnancy signs and symptoms mean you should take a pregnancy test.
Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms of...
Have you been experiencing unusual symptoms that be a sign of perimenopause? Discover what signs and symptoms indicate you're perimenopausal.
How to Tell if You're Having a Normal Period
Sometimes periods are not normal or what we've grown to expect. Find out what signs may indicate an abnormal period or menstrual cycle, and what is normal about menstruation.
Watch Out for These Important Early Cancer...
Early warning signs and symptoms of cancer. Learn what signs and symptoms may indicate the presence of cancer. Page 2.
Why Do Doctors Perform a Colposcopy?
Colposcopy is a common gynecology follow-up for abnormal Pap smears. Learn what happens before, during, and after colposcopy.
10 Ways You Can Relieve Your Menopausal Hot...
Hot flashes are one of the most bothersome symptoms of menopause. Discover how to end hot flashes for good.
What's Making All That Hair Fall Out?
Hair loss in women is explained including the role of hormones. Covers treatment options, and causes of loss of hair or thinning hair in women.
What are the Possible Causes of Blood In Urine?
If you discover blood in your urine you'll want to know why. Learn about the possible causes of blood in urine.
Uterine Fibroid Tumors? Hysterectomy Isn't Your...
Overview of usually benign, uterine fibroid tumors that includes symptoms, diagnosis, types of benign uterine fibroid tumors, and treatment information. Learn the facts about benign uterine fibroid tumors before you decide hysterectomy is the right treatment choice for you.
10 Things You Should Know About Uterine Fibroid...
Uterine fibroid tumors or leiomyomas are the most common cause of solid pelvic tumors. Learn the facts about fibroid tumors and how these usually benign tumors can affect pregnancy and menopause.
Don't Miss These Common IBS Symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a painful condition that is often related to stress. Learn about the symtpoms of irritable bowel syndrome, as well as treatments for IBS and other important information.
When Is Your Period Considered Abnormal?
Abnormal uterine bleeding is experienced by most women at sometime during their reproductive years. Find out what defines abnormal uterine bleeding, what causes period problems, and what steps are needed to diagnose and treat menstrual irregularities.
The Menopause Diet: Lose Weight and Boost Your...
The Menopause Diet shows you how to lose weight while increasing your energy level. Find out how to lose unwanted menopause weight gain with this fabulous diet plan.
The Potential Causes of Your Late Period
Discover causes for late periods. A look at reasons for late periods or absence of menstruation.
Everything You Should Know About Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian cysts are explained. Learn about the causes of ovarian cysts, as well as symptoms, treatments, types of ovarian cysts, and where to find help and support.
What Women Should Know about LEEP Procedures
A look at why the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is performed and what to expect before and after the LEEP.
Diagnose a UTI with These Symptoms
A look at the symptoms of urinary tract infections with resources for more information.
8 Natural Treatments for Reducing the Symptoms...
The top alternative treatments for reducing the signs and symptoms of menopause, as well as how lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and compounded natural hormones may be effective treatments for relief menopausal symptoms.
What Foods Are Rich in Iron?
While excessive blood loss most commonly causes iron deficiency anemia, increasing your dietary intake of iron-rich foods can both help prevent and treat low iron levels in your blood.
The 10 Pelvic Conditions You Need to Know About...
A look at 10 pelvic conditions that women should know about. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of 10 pelvic diseases and conditions that women experience.
Common Causes of Pelvic Pain in Women
Facts about possible causes of acute or chronic pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain in women.
What Causes Vaginal Itching?
A look at possible causes of vaginal itching. Covers conditions, diseases, and infections that frequently cause vaginal itching in girls and women.
Uterine Polyps May Cause Abnormal Uterine...
Uterine polyps are common and while some women experience abnormal uterine bleeding, others are asymptomatic. Discover the facts about uterine or endometrial polyps including symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and causes.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Perimenopause?
A look at the signs and symptoms of perimenopause with suggestions for relief. Extensive material discusses each of the signs and symptoms of perimenopause.
Thyroid Problems and Women's Health
Thyroid disease and women's health
What Women Need to Know about Dilation and...
A look at how to prepare for D&C, what happens during dilation and curettage, possible complications, and recovery. Page 2.
Banish Painful Menstrual Cramps with These Tips
Menstrual cramps cause painful periods for many women. Learn how to cope with menstrual cramps through self help tips and advice.
What Does It Mean If I Have Pain During or...
Information about pain during and / or after sex. Covers causes of pelvic pain during or after sexual intercourse.
What Are the Signs of an Abnormal Vaginal...
A comprehensive look at normal and abnormal vaginal discharges. Learn what various types, consistencies, and odors mean when you have a vaginal discharge.
Why is Chlamydia Called a "Silent Epidemic"?
Chlamydia is the most common STD affecting over four million annually in the United States. Learn about the symptoms of chlamydia, as well as treatments and how to prevent chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS).
What Women Should Know about Their Ovaries
Ovary 101 explores issues related to the ovaries including ovulation and ovarian diseases. Discover what you need to know about your ovaries - ovulation - ovarian diseases
How Women Can Increase Sexual Desire and Arousal
A look at the difference between sexual desire and sexual arousal, and ways to increase them. Page 2 of four pages on female sexual dysfunction.
Do You Know These Signs and Symptoms of Bladder...
Bladder cancer is a frightening thought. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.
What Home pH Tests Can Tell You About the...
Questions and answers about at-home testing of vaginal pH levels. Learn why you should use the home vaginal pH test kit, and find out what the results may mean and when to see your doctor about vaginal symptoms such as burning, itching, vaginal odor, and vaginal discharges.
Symptoms of Menopause
A look at the symptoms of menopause with resources for more information.
The 3 Most Common Vaginal Infections
A look at the most common vaginal infections. Covers causes and symptoms of the most common vaginal infections, and includes diagnosis and treatment information.
What Every Woman Should Know About Vulvitis
Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva. Discover the causes, symptoms, and treatments for vulvitis and learn how to prevent this vulvar symptom.
What Are The Symptoms Of Gallstones?
Gallstone symptoms are easy to recognize. Find out if your symptoms could indicate that you have gallstones.
Exactly What Happens During the Follicular...
A clear understanding of what happens during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. Definition of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
How Will Your Body Change After a Hysterectomy?
Learn what happens to your body after hysterectomy. Covers hysterectomy recovery and surgical menopause.
Thinking About a Hysterectomy? Learn About...
Find out about potential side effects from a hysterectomy. Learn what to expect after a hysterectomy.
Ovarian Cysts symptoms treatments causes
A look at the symptoms, treatments, and causes of ovarian cysts. Find out why most ovarian cysts are not cancer and how your doctor can tell the difference.
Menopause Worse for African American Women
A look at a study that found African American women experience more hot flashes during menopause than their caucasian sisters.
The Essential Guide to Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infections cause a variety of symptoms. Find out about the causes, symptoms, diagnois, treatment, and prevention of vaginal yeast infections.
Understanding What Happens During Your...
A primer on the menstrual cycle. Covers hormones and the menstrual cycle, as well as the biology behind monthly menstruation.
How Do You Get Rid of a Yeast Infection?
Learn how to rid yourself of vaginal yeast infections, and find out how to avoid future yeast infections.
Avoiding Pregnancy: Is There a "Safe" Day on...
Does pregnancy only occur midcycle? Find out why there may be no safe days on which a woman is not fertile and why pregnancy can occur on any day of the menstrual cycle.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer can help lead to an early diagnosis. It's important to note that many women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer never experience any ovarian cancer symptoms before diagnosis.
Your Easy-to-Understand Guide to Lichen Sclerosus
Answers to frequently asked questions about lichen sclerosus. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and coping with lichen sclerosis -- a painful skin disorder.
How to Choose the Best Tampons and Pads for You
Women have more menstrual hygiene products than ever, from tampons and pads to reusable cups that fit over the cervix. Discover the facts about tampons, pads, and other menstrual hygiene products.
What to Expect from an Annual Pap Test and...
When to have your first gynecology exam and Pap test, as well as when to see your Ob/Gyn for subsequent pelvic exams. Covers abnormal Pap test results, colposcopy, and numerous other reproductive health diseases, conditions, and tests, as well as what things are important to discuss with your gynecologist.
Is It Safe to Self-Treat a Bladder Infection?
A look at alternative treatments for bladder infections.
Gallbladder Disease 101
Gallstones cause more than 800,000 hospitalizations every year in the U.S. Here are links to the causes,symptoms,treatment, and prevention of this disease.
Is Too Much Iron a Bad Thing?
Iron overload or hemochromatosis is explored from symptoms to diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.
The Surprising Truth About Vaginal Douches
Is vaginal douching a good thing? Learn the facts about the pros and cons of vaginal douches.
Are Your Menstrual Cramps Normal?
Discover what every woman should know about menstrual cramps.
Your Guide to a Happy Menopause Experience
A look at what menopause really means. The signs and symptoms of menopause and perimenopause are explored, as well as traditional and natural treatments.
Uterine Fibroid Tumors causes symptoms treatments
Uterine fibroid tumors affect about 20% of women before menopause. Take look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of fibroid tumors.
The Right Way to Apply Vaginal Cream
Find out how to apply the vaginal cream. Learn when is the best time to use vaginal creams for effective treatment of vaginal infections and conditions.
Step-by-Step Guide to Gynecology Surgeries and...
A look at commonly performed gynecology surgery and procedures. Includes colposcopy, LEEP, hysteroscopy, and others.
Is Sexual Intercourse Painful for You?
A review of the physical causes of pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Covers causes of painful sexual intercourse including vaginal infections, vaginal dryness, sexually transmitted diseases, and pelvic pain.
Read About This Unusual Side Effect of Pregnancy
Learn what it means if you have leukorrhea, as well as when you are most likely to have it.
Is Cervical Erosion Normal?
A description of cervical erosion and what it looks like.
Women and HIV/AIDS - symptoms - causes -...
HIV and AIDS information for women. Answers to frequently asked questions about women and HIV/AIDS.
How To Color Gray Pubic Hair
Simple tips for returning gray pubic hair to your natural color. Includes safety tips to help prevent possible skin irritation or other problems when you color your gray pubic hair.
Recurring UTI? Get Rid of It for Good!
An overview of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) or bladder infections. Covers treatments for recurrent urinary tract infections, as well as tips to prevent UTI and bladder infections.
Help! I Don't Know What My Pap Smear Is Telling...
Benign cellular changes, epithelial cell abnormality, ASCUSinflammation, squamous cell... Discover the meanings of Pap smear terminology and understand what your doctor is saying to you!
Bell's Palsy
Bell's Palsy is a rare nuerological disorder that is diagnosed in over 40,000 people every year. The key symptom of Bell's Palsy is partial facial paralysis or the drooping of one side of the face.
Watch Out for These Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast...
A look at the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections with resources for more information.
Healthy Eating for Pregnant Teens
Learn ten easy ways to incorporate healthy food choices into your diet during pregnancy.
5 Common Gallbladder Disorder Diagnosing Tests
A look at imaging tests commonly used to diagnose, evaluate, or sometimes treat disorders of the gallbladder such as gallstones. Find out what tests gallstone patients often face before diagnosis of gallbladder disorders.
Why You Might Have High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure often occurs without any symptoms. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of high blood pressure
12 Easy Ways to Maintain Vaginal Health
Simple tips you can use to prevent abnormal vaginal discharges and vaginal infections.
6 Ways to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramp relief is only six easy steps away. Learn what you can do to help relieve the pain of menstrual cramps.
When Hysterectomies Aren't Optional
Have you been told you need a hysterectomy? Learn why hysterectomy is performed, and discover the various types of hysterectomy available.
Women's Health Treatments Guide - What are my...
A look at women's health treatments. Learn about traditional and alternative treatment options for women's health conditions and diseases.
Important Facts About a Common STD
Discover the facts about gonorrhea. Learn about symptoms and treatments for gonorrhea.
5 Important Facts About the Date Rape Drug
The date rape drug - Rohypnol - is explored with answers to frequently asked questions. Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of the date rape drug, and find out what to do if you have been raped.
Everything You've Always Wondered About...
Answers to frequently asked questions about hemorrhoids. Learn about hemorrhoids symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
What You Should Know Before You Have a...
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure performed on women in the United States. Find out why more than 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year, and learn what you need to know before you decide that hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Discover what to expect before, during, and after hysterectomy.
Pregnancy Complications You Should Know (and...
Pregnancy complications are explored including a look at symptoms, potential problems, diagnosis, and treatment. Page 2.
12 Tips for Controlling Stress During Pregnancy
A look at how stress is often harmful during pregnancy. Includes 12 tips for coping with stress during pregnancy.
The Healthiest Ways to Enjoy Alcohol This Weekend
Think you can't enjoy alcohol if you're watching your weight? Think again! Joy Bauer tells you how to sip smart.
When Do Girls Get Their First Period?
A look at first periods and the cessation of menstruation. Page 4.
What Women Should Know Before Taking Lupron Depot
Has your doctor suggested Lupron injections? Discover the facts about Lupron from benefits to side effects.
How to Protect Yourself Against Genital Herpes
Genital herpes affects one in four Americans. Learn the facts about genital herpes and its' symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Critical information about a non-curable STD.
Before You Buy Vaginal Lubricants
A simple look at what you need to know before you buy vaginal lubricants. Discover the surprising causes of vaginal dryness and learn which vaginal lubricant is best for you.
What You Can Expect During Laparoscopy
Pelvic laparoscopy is described in detail from how to prepare and what happens during the laparoscopic procedure to what to expect during recovery following this surgical procedure.
The Healthy Perks of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a deliciously healthy food. Joy Bauer explains why and how to incorporate it into your meals and snacks.
Treatments for Urinary Tract Infections
A look at the treatments for urinary tract infections with resources for learning more. Covers both medical treatments and alternative treatments for urinary tract infections.
Be Aware of This Silent Killer in Women
Ovarian cancer is a scary diagnosis. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer.
An Easy-to-Understand Definition of PCOS
A look at polycystic ovarian syndrome and its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. There is help and hope for women with PCOS, find out what every woman should know about polycystic ovaries.
7 Tasty Ways to Use Fruit for Your Dessert
Craving something sweet for dessert? Try one of these good-for-you fruit-based treats.
Don't Miss These Important Pill Side Effects
A look at possible side effects of the birth control pill. Includes information about potentially beneficial side effects of the Pill.
A Woman's Guide to Post-Pregnancy Sex and...
If you've just given birth you are probably wondering when you can expect normal menstruation to return; learn about the different factors that can play a role in the return of your period, and find out when it is safe to resume sexual intercourse and contraceptive use following pregnancy. Page 5.
The Truth About AIDS in Women
While both men and women experience many of the same symptoms, women frequently must contend with some distinctively female signs of HIV infection. Find out if you have the signs or symptoms of HIV / AIDS in women, and discover how to protect yourself from being infected with this devastating disease. Page 2.
When Should I See a Doctor about a Vaginal...
When you're concerned about a vaginal discharge, find out when it's time to call the doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Easy Ways to Test for Menopause at Home
A look at self-testing for menopause. Learn the answers to your questions about at home tests to determine if perimenopause has begun.
What You Can Do About Very Heavy Menstrual...
A look at heavy menstrual bleeding. Learn about causes and treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding.
What to Do When You Find a Lump in Your Breast
Information about painful, benign fibrocystic breast disease. Covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of fibrocystic breast disease.
What Causes Hot Flashes? What Happens to My...
A look at what causes hot flashes and what to expect to happen to your body during a hot flash.
When Does the Luteal Phase of the Menstrual...
A simple look at the definition of luteal phase. Learn what happens during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and when it occurs.
Learn About the Critical Treatments for...
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How to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
Explore bacterial vaginoses causes symptoms diagnosis and treatment options. from your About.comGuide
What is the Function of the Cervix?
A look at the cervix and the role it plays in reproductive health. Learn about the important functions the cervix plays in menstruation, pregnancy, and labor.
Treatments for Gallbladder Disease
A look at the traditional and alternative treatments for gallbladder disease or gallstones with resources for learning more.
Varicose Veins - Spider Veins
Comprehensive FAQs about varicose veins and spider veins. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of varicose veins and spider veins.
Why You Might Have Gallstones
Discover the causes of gallstones. Learn how to lower your risk of developing gallstones.
Overview of Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common reproductive system cancer among American women but it has a survival rate of up to 95%.
What Does Cloudy Urine Mean?
Cloudy urine often has an unpleasant odor. Find out what it means when you have cloudy urine.
Menopause and Testosterone
Discover how the so-called 'male' hormone-testosterone can provide relief from the symptoms of menopause, and prevent osteoporosis, as well as increase energy and sexual desire in women. Find out why women who have had a hysterectomy need testosterone for menopausal symptoms relief.
Do You Need a Hysteroscopy?
A look a why hysteroscopy is performed. Find out what to expect before, during, and after hysteroscopy.
When Do Women Need Cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery of the cervix is performed when abnormal cervical cells are observed in Pap smear results. Learn how to prepare for cyrosurgery, what happens during the procedure, and what to expect during recovery.
9 Common Reasons Women Bleed Between Periods
A look the the most common causes of bleeding between periods.
What Are the Side Effects of Lexapro™?
A look at the side effects of Lexapro or escitalopram. Includes serious and rare side effects, as well as more common and less severe reactions that somtimes occur in patients taking Lexapro.
Premenstrual Syndrome: 10 Ways to Reduce the...
Ten ways to reduce and/ or eliminate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Includes information about premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD.
How You Can Know You Have Cervical Erosion
The symptoms of cervical erosion are examined.
What is a Sebaceous Cyst?
A quick look at sebaceous cysts.
Treatments for Diverticular Disease diverticulo...
Learn how to treat diverticular diseases such as diverticulitis and diverticulosis. Covers diet and medications.
Menopause 101
Menopause 101 covers the basics from estrogen to symptoms and decision making. Dicover what every women should know about menopause.
If I Have a Hysterectomy, Will I Go Through...
A look at what happens when a woman has a hysterectomy prior to menopause.
Helpful Hints for Dealing with Your Period
Some young women feel fine during their periods, while other suffer a host of complaints from painful cramps to PMS, moodiness, and more. How to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by your period.
How Long is a Menstrual Cycle?
Learn how long the average menstrual cycle lasts and how to count the days in your menstrual cycle.
Help! I Forgot to Take My Birth Control Pill
If you have forgotten to take your birth control pill, find out what you should do to protect yourself from unplanned pregnancy.
The Safest Way to Insert a Tampon
A simple how to on inserting tampons. Learn how to insert tampons correctly for a comfortable fit.
Menstrual Problems - Definitions
A list of menstrual disorders by definition
Expert Answers to Your Endometriosis Questions
A Doctor answers questions on the causes, treatments and symptoms of endometriosis. Page 2.
Know Your Options for Treating Gallstones
A look at treatments for gallstones. Learn about surgical and non-surgical treatments for gallstones.
Know Your Options! Learn About These Hysterecto...
A look at alternatives to hysterectomy. Includes hysterectomy alternatives for common uterine conditions including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain.
The Tampon Debate
Tampon safety has long been a subject of debate. Discover the truth.
Meditation and Pregnancy
How to meditate when pregnant. Women's Health.
Watch Out for These PMS Symptoms
A look at diagnostic criteria for premenstrual syndrome or PMS and the more severe form called premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD. Covers the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS and PMDD, as well as how to track your PMS symptoms using a menstrual cycle calendar you can make yourself.
The Surprising Link Between HPV and Cervical...
Explore the connection between HPV infection and cancer of the cervix.
Must-Know Facts About How Birth Control Pills...
Comprehensive information about how the pill works. Covers the combined birth control pill, as well as the Minipill.
Cone Biopsy
The cone biopsy is defined and explained. Learn what happens during and after a cone biopsy.
Headaches - Headache Treatments
Headaches covers causes,symptoms, and current treatments.

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