Gynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders)

Gynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders) Overview Disorders that affect the female reproductive system, including the breasts, are called gynecologic disorders. Various diagnostic procedures are performed when a woman has specific symptoms or when a woman has a routine physical examination. These procedures help prevent problems and maintain a woman’s health. Symptoms The most common … Read moreGynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders)

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Overview A small amount of vaginal discharge is usually common.  abnormal vaginal discharge The discharge consists of secretions (mucus) produced mainly by the cervix but also in the vagina. The discharge is usually thin and clear, milky white or yellowish. Its amount and appearance vary with age. The discharge usually is odorless. abnormal vaginal … Read moreAbnormal Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal itching

Vaginal itching Overview Vaginal itching may involve the area containing the external genitalia (vulva) as well as the vagina. Many women have occasional vaginal itching that resolves without treatment. Itching is considered a problem only when it is persistent, severe and/or recurs. Vaginal itching may result from irritation by chemicals found commonly in laundry detergents, … Read moreVaginal itching

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Overview & Causes During reproductive years, bleeding from the vagina may be abnormal when menstrual periods are too heavy or too light, last too long, occur too frequently, or are irregular. Any vaginal bleeding that occurs before puberty or after menopause is abnormal. Bleeding from the vagina may originate in vagina or … Read moreAbnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Overview Polycystic ovarian syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome) involves enlarged ovaries, which contain many fluid-filled sacs (cysts), and a tendency to have high levels of male hormones (androgens). Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects about 7 to 10% of women. A common cause is the excess production of luteinizing hormone by the pituitary gland. … Read morePolycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea Overview Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. Some women never go through puberty. So periods never start. This disorder is called primary amenorrhea. In other women, periods start at puberty, then stops. Amenorrhea is normal only before puberty, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding and menopause. Causes Primary amenorrhea may be caused by a birth … Read moreAmenorrhea

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Overview Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is abnormal bleeding resulting from changes in the normal hormonal control of the menstruation. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding occurs most commonly at the beginning and end of reproductive years. 20% of the cases occur in adolescent girls and more than 50% occur in women older than 45. Dysfunctional uterine … Read moreDysfunctional Uterine Bleeding