In-depth

Causes

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common and often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus.

Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove uterine fibroids.

Uterine polyps

Uterine polyps may cause signs such as heavy, irregular menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding after menopause. Find out how uterine polyps are diagnosed and treated.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Menstrual cycle

How well do you know your menstrual cycle? Follow these tips to track your menstrual cycle and identify problems.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Pap smear

Getting a Pap smear regularly is your best defense against cervical cancer. Understand how a Pap smear is done and what abnormal test results mean.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Dilation and curettage (D&C)

Dilation and curettage (D&C) — Overview covers risks, results of this uterine procedure.

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to treat uterine conditions.

Mirena (hormonal IUD)

Mirena (hormonal IUD) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

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