Gynecological Health (42 results)
From before puberty to after menopause, a woman's body is constantly changing and developing. And, at each stage of development and maturation, she may have questions about gynecological, reproductive, and sexual health. Thus, it is important that a woman establishes a partnership with her health care provider -- often an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), certified nurse midwife, or nurse practitioner -- early on.
Health care providers who specialize in general women's medical care, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system, and care of pregnant women, include obstetricians/gynecologists, who are physicians, and certified nurse midwives and women's health nurse practitioners, who are nurses with advanced education. It is generally recommended that women who are either older than 18 years of age and/or are sexually active, or those who experience gynecological symptoms, have an annual gynecological exam.
Many of the conditions that affect gynecological, reproductive, and sexual health may be detected early, which, in most cases, provides for a more positive prognosis and successful treatment.
The female pelvic area contains a number of organs and structures: the endometrium, uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
Cancer of the endometrium is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time.
There are many different considerations a woman needs to take as she approaches menopause. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Many different menstrual conditions require the care of a health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Many different gynecological conditions require the care of a health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Gynecologic Inflammations and Infection
Many different gynecological inflammations and infections require the clinical care of a physician or another health care professional. It is very important for a woman to seek medical care to determine the type of infection present and the appropriate treatment.
Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding these gynecological conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview.
General Information About Cancer
There are more than 100 types of cancers - each with its own specific risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and treatment protocols. Listed in the directory below is a general overview of cancer, and information regarding diagnosis and treatment.
Several different types of gynecological cancer require the care of a health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.