Cervical Cancer – Cancer of the Cervix

Cervical Cancer – Cancer of the Cervix Cervix is a part of the reproductive system in women that resides as a bridge between the vagina and the uterus. When cancerous /abnormal cells start growing in the cervix region, it is termed as cervical cancer. If ignored or left untreated, cancer can spread (metastasize) to other…

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Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are those diseases caused by Sexually Transmitted Infections during sexual acts such as oral, vaginal or anal.  Many STDs show no symptoms, especially those caused by viral infections. In some, symptoms may show up after certain period (may be after weeks or months).  Common STD…

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Bacterial Vaginosis – Symptoms, causes and Treatment

Bacterial Vaginosis – Symptoms, causes and Treatment What is bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis is an unpleasant medical condition of the vagina that produces stinky discharge due to imbalance and overgrowth of bacteria that is present in the vagina. Previously it was thought of as an infection from outside bacteria entering the body and causing the…

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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – What is it?

PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – What is it? ‘Polycystic’ means, having multiple cysts.  This is quite a misnomer because; many women suffering from PCOS problem do not have any cysts at all.  PCOS is a hormonal condition that some women get during their fertile age.  This condition can affect the fertility of the person. …

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Endometriosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Endometriosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus (called Endometrium) that usually grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. This growth can be anywhere on the uterus, ovaries, bowels, tissues of the pelvis etc. The part of tissue that grows outside the uterus…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections Bacterial, viral or infection caused by any other microbe that is passed on when a couple have sex (oral, vaginal, anal etc) is termed as ‘Sexually Transmitted Infection’. The diseases caused by these infections are called ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’. Some infections which are usually transferred during sex, also spread from non-sex related…

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Treatment methods of Urinary Incontinence

Treatment methods of Urinary Incontinence As you may have already read, Urinary Incontinence is a condition when urine leaks out involuntarily and the person will have barely any control over it. This happens because of improper coordination between the muscles surrounding the bladder (that holds the urine) and the muscles surrounding/supporting the urethra (that expels…

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10 Conditions When your Gynecologist advise Hysterectomy

10 Conditions when your gynecologist advise hysterectomy Hysterectomy – the procedure where the uterus/womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix etc are removed depending on the need and what type of hysterectomy is being performed. Did you know that Hysterectomy is the 2 nd most common surgery performed on women after Cesarean delivery? Ever thought under what…

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