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Amenorrhea

Although the absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) is seldom serious, the condition can often be linked to an underlying problem requiring treatment.

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Breast pain

Breast pain is a common problem for women. But while it can be worrisome and uncomfortable, it rarely signals cancer or another serious health condition.

Choosing a birth control pill

Thinking about going on the birth control pill? Understand the options and how to choose the one that's right for you.

Delaying your period

Wish your period didn't come every month? If you take birth control pills, it doesn't have to.

Fibrocystic breasts

Fibrocystic breasts feel lumpy, and they're prone to soreness before your period. They're sometimes uncomfortable, but fibrocystic breast changes are common.

Mittelschmerz

Some women experience pain on one side of their lower abdomen midway through their menstrual cycle. This cyclic pelvic pain is known as mittelschmerz.

Ovarian cysts

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.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can make you miserable in the days before your monthly period. Here's how to handle it — bloating, depression and all.

Nov. 18, 2011