In-depth

Complications

Urinary tract infection

Half of all women experience a urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. The condition can be a serious health problem when it involves the kidneys.

Prevention

Sex and aging

Symptoms

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful urination (dysuria)

Urinary incontinence

Vagina

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common and uncomfortable condition — but there are effective ways to treat it.

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.

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.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Cancer treatment for women: Possible sexual side effects

NuvaRing (vaginal ring)

April 23, 2013

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