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07 Apr Vaginal Discharge

The vagina is a passage between the outside of the body and the womb (uterus). Vaginal secretion is acidic, which discourages infections from occurring. This acidic environment is created by the “good” bacteria normally-occurring in the vagina. A healthy vagina produces secretions to cleanse and...

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07 Apr Secondary Amenorrhea

In medical terms, no menstrual period is called amenorrhea. When this occurs in a woman who has never had a period it is called primary amenorrhea. In cases where there have been menses in the past, it is called secondary amenorrhea.The most common cause of...

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07 Apr Ovulation Pain

Abdominal bloatedness and discomfort are symptoms that most women will experience from time to time. If the symptoms are present in the middle of the menstrual cycle, this may be ovulation pain or mittelschmerz, a German word that means "middle pain".This is normal and affects...

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07 Apr Ovarian Cysts

To understand ovarian cyst, one should know the basic function of the ovaries which are two small organs in the lower abdomen holding eggs. The eggs grow, develop, and mature in the ovaries and they are released during ovulation in the middle of the normal...

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07 Apr Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common and troublesome condition affecting many women of childbearing age and occasionally in teenagers as well. It is a progressive disease where the lining of the womb (endometrial tissues) is spilled into other parts of the reproductive organs including the fallopian tubes, ovaries...

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07 Apr Fibroid

To understand fibroid, one must know the anatomy of the uterus which has mainly two layers; the inner lining (endometrium) which breaks down and discharges every month as menstruation; and the muscle layer (myometrium), that contracts during labour and delivery of a child.Fibroid is a...

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07 Apr Breast Cancer Risks

Family history of breast cancerIt is estimated that between 5% and 10% of breast cancer have a genetic component. The genes involved are BRCA1 and BRCA2. Abnormal changes (mutations) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are present in about 70% of all inherited breast cancers....

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07 Apr Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)

Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) is a gynaecological procedure where the cervix is dilated and the endometrium (refer uterus in female reproductive system) is scraped by a curette (a metal instrument). D&C is not only used in performing abortion, it is also done in: evacuating any...

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