Whether it's having varicose veins, a vaginal discharge or accidental leaks of urine, many women are embarrassed when it comes to discussing certain issues with their doctor.
The ovaries and fallopian tubes are important parts of a woman's reproductive system. They lie between the hips, in the pelvic area, or the lower part of the abdomen.
Your uterus, also known as your womb, is a crucial, female reproductive organ. It looks about the size and shape of an upside-down pear and has a central cavity with a soft lining.
The vulva is the external part of a woman's sex organs or genitals. It protects the internal sex organs and the urinary tract.
Vestibulodynia is pain affecting the entrance to the vagina, called the vestibule. This used to be known as vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
Cranberry juice is traditionally thought to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, clinical studies have shown conflicting results and more research is needed to prove conclusively whether cranberries are effective or not.
When a woman goes through the menopause, one of the changes she may experience is vaginal dryness. What happens in the menopause that leads to vaginal dryness?
Preparing a list of questions before seeing your doctor can help you feel more at ease in discussing vaginal dryness as well as ensure you get all the information you need.
It's not uncommon for women to be too embarrassed to talk to their GP about vaginal dryness, but what can happen if vaginal dryness goes untreated?
Because vaginal dryness can be a painful problem, especially when having sex, it can have an impact on a woman's sexual activities as well as on her relationship with her partner.
As an alternative to tampons and pads, a menstrual cup can be inserted into the vagina to collect the menstrual flow when a teenage girl or woman is having her period.
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Whether you are pregnant, are considering birth control or want to take hormone replacement therapy, it is important to be aware that changes in hormone levels can put women at greater risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.
The amount of the different types of tissue that make up a breast and your age can determine the density of your breasts.
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Surgery that involves removing the uterus (womb) can affect a woman's ability to have sexual feelings, but not all women have the same experience.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) describes the removal or partial removal of the external genitals of women or girls, or any other injury to the female genital organs without a medical reason.
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure using a special microscope called a colposcope to inspect a woman's cervix or vagina for abnormal cells.
When a pocket of this pus forms in the breast it is known as a breast abscess.
D&C, dilatation and curettage, is when a gynaecologist opens (dilates) your cervix (the neck of the womb), while a thin spoon-like instrument is used to remove some of the tissue lining your womb (curettage).
A goitre is a lump in the neck caused by the thyroid gland becoming swollen.
Online pregnancy tests use a series of questions about body changes, possible pregnancy signs and when your last period was to try to work out whether you are pregnant or not.
Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
Vaginal bleeding can occur between normal periods. Some causes might be minor, but rarely there may be need for immediate medical treatment.
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