Bladder cancer is often diagnosed early — when it's most treatable. But even with successful treatment, bladder cancer survivors need follow-up tests for years to come.
Cervical cancer is a common and often preventable reproductive cancer. Find out what cervical cancer is and how it's treated.
Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder. It's most often caused by a bacterial infection but may have other causes.
An ectopic pregnancy can't continue normally — but prompt treatment can help prevent life-threatening blood loss.
Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. If detected early, this cancer is often successfully treated.
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the tube at the back of the testicle (epididymis). The condition is usually treated with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection. Without treatment, serious complications can occur.
Frequent urination and pelvic pain may indicate interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder inflammation. There's no cure, but some treatments offer relief.
Interstitial lung disease causes scarring in the air sacs in the lungs, making breathing more difficult.
Molar pregnancy — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this tumor in the uterus.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. Although ovarian cysts are common, most are noncancerous and harmless.
Prostate cancer is a common cancer affecting men. But with early detection, you improve your chances of successful treatment.
Rickets is a severe and prolonged vitamin D deficiency that leads to softening and weakening of the bones in children.
Small bowel prolapse (enterocele) forms when a woman's pelvic floor muscles weaken, causing the small bowel to drop and bulge into the vagina.
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, a rare condition, may be caused by chronic constipation. Dietary changes may help mild cases.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove uterine fibroids.
Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.
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