Women's Health

 

chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. The type of pain varies from woman to woman. In some women, it is a mild ache that comes and goes. In others, the pain is steady and so severe that it makes it hard to sleep, work or enjoy life.


Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic Breast Disease is a condition where breasts are composed of tissue that feels lumpy or rope-like. Doctors call this nodular or glandular breast tissue. More than half of women experience fibrocystic breast changes at some point in their lives.


heavy MENSTRUAL bleeding 

Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern among premenopausal women, most women don't experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.


menstrual spotting

Bleeding between your periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons. The cause is usually something simple like hormonal fluctuations but spotting is never normal. It doesn't necessarily mean that something bad is going on, but it's not normal.


painful periods

Painful periods are typically due to cramps in the lower abdomen shortly before or in the beginning of a woman's period. The pain and cramping is most commonly caused by a massive release of prostaglandins at the beginning of your period. Symptoms may extend to the lower back and legs and can be accompanied by headache, nausea, diarrhea or constipation. 


Pmdd

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe, sometimes disabling extension of PMS. Although regular PMS and PMDD both have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt your work and damage your relationships.


pms

PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It's estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.


uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths in the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer, however uterine fibroids are commonly a symptom of “estrogen dominance”, a situation where you do not make enough of the hormone progesterone to balance the estrogen that you make.


vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness may be a problem for women at any age, although it occurs more frequently in older women, particularly after menopause. Symptoms include vaginal burning, itching, pain and irritation, and incontinence.


vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a chronic vulvar pain with no known cause. Until recently, doctors didn’t recognize this as a real pain syndrome. Symptoms of vulvodynia usually begin suddenly and can last anywhere from months to years.

 

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