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Bacterial vaginosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments and prevention of this common vaginal infection.
Are you worried you might have chlamydia? Find out how this common sexually transmitted disease is diagnosed and treated.
Endometriosis is a common and often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus.
Perimenopause — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, self-care of this life transition for women.
Trichomoniasis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this sexually transmitted infection.
Cervical cancer is a common and often preventable reproductive cancer. Find out what cervical cancer is and how it's treated.
Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region — the area below your bellybutton and between your hips — that lasts six months or longer.
Interstitial lung disease causes scarring in the air sacs in the lungs, making breathing more difficult.
Rectovaginal fistula — Comprehensive overview explains treatment of this complication due to childbirth, Crohn's disease, cancer or other causes.
Vaginitis is an irritating inflammation of the vagina often caused by fungi (yeasts), bacteria or parasites. Treatment depends on the type of vaginitis you have.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States, but some women don't find out soon enough.
Vaginal health is too important to ignore. Get the facts about how to keep your vagina healthy.
You don't have to accept vaginal problems as part of getting older. Discover treatment options.
Vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain) can cause bothersome pain and irritation for women. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms.
Tests and diagnosis
A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health, or to help diagnose a medical condition.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.
Treatments and drugs
Sex therapy — Overview covers definition, preparation and what to expect from therapy to address sexual issues.
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