In-depth

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis can cause painful, excessive bleeding during menstrual periods. Explore symptoms and treatment.

Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments and prevention of this common vaginal infection.

Bartholin's cyst

A Bartholin's cyst is a fluid-filled lump near the vaginal opening. It's rarely serious, but when infected, it can be painful.

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a common and often preventable reproductive cancer. Find out what cervical cancer is and how it's treated.

Cervicitis

Chlamydia

Are you worried you might have chlamydia? Find out how this common sexually transmitted infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chronic pelvic pain in women

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region — the area below your bellybutton and between your hips — that lasts six months or longer.

Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. If detected early, this cancer is often successfully treated.

Endometriosis

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

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition characterized by white, blotchy patches of thinning skin. This skin disease predominantly affects postmenopausal women.

Pelvic exam

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.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, self-care of this life transition for women.

Prolactinoma

Prolactinoma is a tumor in the pituitary gland that causes overproduction of the hormone prolactin. Too much prolactin can cause infertility or sexual dysfunction.

Rectovaginal fistula

Rectovaginal fistula — Comprehensive overview explains treatment of this complication due to childbirth, Crohn's disease, cancer or other causes.

Sex therapy

Sex therapy — Overview covers definition, preparation and what to expect from therapy to address sexual issues.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this sexually transmitted infection.

Ultrasound

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

Vagina

Vaginal health is too important to ignore. Get the facts about how to keep your vagina healthy.

Vaginal atrophy

You don't have to accept vaginal problems as part of getting older. Discover treatment options.

Vaginitis

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.

Jan. 25, 2012

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