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If I Have a Hysterectomy, Will I Go Through...
A look at what happens when a woman has a hysterectomy prior to menopause.
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.
Why Is Vaginal Dryness So Common During...
A review of the causes of vaginal dryness during menopause. Covers OTC and estrogen products to treat menopause related vaginal dryness.
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.
When Do Girls Get Their First Period?
A look at first periods and the cessation of menstruation. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Ways to Fix Vaginal Dryness
An in-depth look at the causes and treatments for vaginal dryness. Covers prescription and over-the-counter treatments for vaginal dryness.
Diagnose a UTI with These Symptoms
A look at the symptoms of urinary tract infections with resources for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Less 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Causes and Treatments for Vaginal...
A look at causes for vaginal itching with suggestions for self-help and other treatments.
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 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.
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.
Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Gallstones
Gallstone symptoms are describe in detail. Do your symptoms match those caused by gallstones? Page 2.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women and HIV/AIDS - symptoms - causes -...
HIV and AIDS information for women. Answers to frequently asked questions about women and HIV/AIDS.
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 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.
Is It Safe to Self-Treat a Bladder Infection?
A look at alternative treatments for bladder infections.
Common Causes of Pelvic Pain in Women
Facts about possible causes of acute or chronic pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain in women.
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).
Your Guide to a Happy Menopause Experience
Menopause is the beginning of a new era, not the end of your life. With proper symptom management most women have a happy menopausal experience.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
The Potential Causes of Your Late Period
Discover causes for late periods. A look at reasons for late periods or absence of menstruation.
How Will Your Body Change After a Hysterectomy?
Learn what happens to your body after hysterectomy. Covers hysterectomy recovery and surgical menopause.
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.
Is Bleeding After Menopause Normal?
A look at why bleeding may occur after menopause.
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.
What Are The Symptoms Of Gallstones?
Gallstone symptoms are easy to recognize. Find out if your symptoms could indicate that you have gallstones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thyroid Problems and Women's Health
Thyroid disease and women's health
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.
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.
Watch Out for These Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast...
A look at the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections with resources for more information.
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.
Everything You've Always Wondered About...
Answers to frequently asked questions about hemorrhoids. Learn about hemorrhoids symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Is Cervical Erosion Normal?
A description of cervical erosion and what it looks like.
Step-by-Step Guide to Gynecology Surgeries and...
A look at commonly performed gynecology surgery and procedures. Includes colposcopy, LEEP, hysteroscopy, and others.
12 Easy Ways to Maintain Vaginal Health
Simple tips you can use to prevent abnormal vaginal discharges and vaginal infections.
Thinking About a Hysterectomy? Learn About...
Find out about potential side effects from a hysterectomy. Learn what to expect after a hysterectomy.
What to Expect from a Bimanual Exam at Your...
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 Too Much Iron a Bad Thing?
Iron overload or hemochromatosis is explored from symptoms to diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.
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.
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.
The Surprising Truth About Vaginal Douches
Is vaginal douching a good thing? Learn the facts about the pros and cons of vaginal douches.
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.
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.
Treatments for Diverticular Disease diverticulo...
Learn how to treat diverticular diseases such as diverticulitis and diverticulosis. Covers diet and medications.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Help! I Think I Have PID
Pelvic inflammatory disease aka PID is explained from causes and symptoms to diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.
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.
Important Facts About a Common STD
Discover the facts about gonorrhea. Learn about symptoms and treatments for gonorrhea.
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.
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.
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.
Be Aware of This Silent Killer in Women
Ovarian cancer is a scary diagnosis. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer.
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
How Do I Know if I Have Fibroid Tumors of the...
Are there signs that can help you detect if you have fibroid tumors of the uterus? You may want to take note of one or more of these symptoms.
What You Should Know About Hysterectomy
Is hysterectomy the right choice for you? Discover the facts about hysterectomy from decision making to recovery.
How to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
Explore bacterial vaginoses causes symptoms diagnosis and treatment options. from your About.comGuide
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.
Pregnancy Complications You Should Know (and...
Pregnancy complications are explored including a look at symptoms, potential problems, diagnosis, and treatment.
What Does Cloudy Urine Mean?
Cloudy urine often has an unpleasant odor. Find out what it means when you have cloudy urine.
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.
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.
How Can I Prevent or Reduce the Symptoms of...
Perimenopause often comes with a number of symptoms from irregular bleeding to hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes. Learn ways that you can reduce the severity of perimenopausal symptoms.
Uterine Fibroids Risks Symptoms Treatments
Describes uterine fibroid tumors in clear language. Examines risk factors for developing fibroid tumors, symptoms, and treatment options.
10 Best Tips for Preventing Yeast Infections
Tips to help you reduce the occurrence of vaginal yeast infections.
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.
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.
What is a Sebaceous Cyst?
A quick look at sebaceous cysts.
How You Can Know You Have Cervical Erosion
The symptoms of cervical erosion are examined.
What are the treatments for frequent or...
Frequent or recurrent urinary tract infections require special treatment. Learn what treatments are used for treating frequent or recurrent UTI.
What You Can Do About Very Heavy Menstrual...
A look at heavy menstrual bleeding. Learn about causes and treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding.
Symptoms of Fibroid Tumors
A look at the symptoms of uterine fibroid tumors with resources for more information.
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.
The Clitoral Truth - What You Should Know About...
Rebecca Chalker answers questions about the clitoris and its role in female sexuality. Learn how to increase sexual pleasure and orgasms, and how to understand one of the misunderstood parts of the female anatomy.
Syphilis Symptoms
A look at the symptoms of syphilis, from chancres to skin rashes to more serious effects (blindness, etc.) if untreated.
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.
Are Your Menstrual Cramps Normal?
Discover what every woman should know about menstrual cramps.
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 Bleed During Pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy may or may not be a serious health threat. Learn why vaginal bleeding occurs in early and late pregnancy and find out what you need to do.
Do I Have Vaginitis?
A look at the most common symptoms of vaginitis. Learn why regular GYN exams are important.
What Is Pyuria?
Pyuria occurs when pus is present in the urine. Learn how to know when pyuria is present, and what causes pyuria.
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.
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.
6 Gadgets Every Kitchen Needs
Joy Bauer shares 6 must-have kitchen gadgets that make prep, cooking and cleanup a cinch.
Aging Eyes - Vision Problems - Presbyopia -...
Discover the affects of aging on your eyes. Do you suddenly find yourself holding things at arms length just so you can read? Find out why and learn what you can do to protect and treat vision conditions as you get older.
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.
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.
Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal discharge information. A look at normal and abnormal vaginal discharges.
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.
What Women Should Know Before Taking Lupron Depot
Has your doctor suggested Lupron injections? Discover the facts about Lupron from benefits to side effects.
What Causes Diverticular Disease? diverticuliti...
A look at the causes of diverticulitis and diverticulosis.
5 Reasons Women Still Get Pregnant with...
A look at reasons that contraceptives may fail to provide prevention against unplanned pregnancy. Learn what causes contraceptive failure so that you can prevent unplanned pregnancy.
Read These Women's First-Hand Experiences with...
Real women discuss ovarian cysts. Learn how women like yourself cope with ovarian cysts.
Symptoms of Menopause
A look at the symptoms of menopause with resources for more information.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
A look at the symptoms of ovarian cysts with resources for more information.
Why You Might Have Gallstones
Discover the causes of gallstones. Learn how to lower your risk of developing gallstones.
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.
9 Common Reasons Women Bleed Between Periods
A look the the most common causes of bleeding between periods.
What Does Orange Urine Mean?
What does it mean if your urine is orange? Should you be alarmed? Find out.
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10 Tips for Healthy and Permanent Weight Loss
Discover 10 simple steps to healthy and permanent weight loss. Learn why how much you exercise, your metabolic rate, and the composition of the food you eat are important to your total calorie consumption.
How Long is a Menstrual Cycle?
Learn how long the average menstrual cycle lasts and how to count the days in your menstrual cycle.
What is ASCUS?
If you've received a report of ASCUS following your Pap smear, you probably have lots of questions. Here's an explanation of what ASCUS is.
Common Uterine Conditions symptoms diagnosis...
A complete guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of common uterine conditions.Comprehensive facts about noncancerous uterine conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, endmetrial hyperplasia,and uterine prolapse, among others.
What is the Treatment for Urinary Tract...
A look at treatments for urinary tract infections or UTI. Learn what your treatment options are if you have a urinary tract infection.,

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