Menstrual Problems, General

A woman’s menstrual cycle is controlled by a complex sequence of hormones. Various factors, not all of them understood, can lead to disturbances of menstruation. Relevant articles in this database include the following: In addition, menstrual migraines (migraine headaches that occur in time with the menstrual cycle) are discussed in the migraine article.

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2 Vulvectomy procedure

A vulvectomy is done to remove the vulva or parts of it. The vulva is made up of the genital structures located on the outside of a female’s body. These structures are th...

3 Leukoplakia condition

Leukoplakia is a disorder of the mouth’s mucus membranes. White patches form on the tongue or inside of the mouth over weeks or months. This can also occur on the vulva i...

Female sexual dysfunction refers to recurrent problems during any phase of the sexual response cycle (excitement, plateau, orgasm, resolution) that causes distress or neg...

Women who have served in the military are at particularly high risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Until now, no studies have evaluated treatment for PT...

6 Female Infertility natural & alternative treatment - condition

There are many possible causes of female infertility. Tubal disease and endometriosis (a condition in which uterine tissue begins to grow where it shouldn't) account for ...

It seems like more women are tearing their ACLs. But why? Former UConn women's basketball players talk about their experiences with ACL injury....

Infertility is not being able to conceive after a year of trying. This means having regular, unprotected sex. About one-third of cases are caused by male factors. An equa...

Urinary incontinence is the loss of voluntary bladder control that can cause leakage of urine. It can be temporary or last for a long time. There are four types of long ...

15 Menopause condition

Menopause is the time when a woman's menstrual period ends. Menopause is considered complete when a woman has been without her period for one year. Menopause can occur an...

Is there any truth to the myths about marathon training affecting reproductive health? There sure is—if you're not careful. Here's the safe way to train....

These days, nearly everyone’s aware that help is available for people suffering from sexual dysfunction. But what’s reputable? While some of the promised treatments are ...

18 Sexual Dysfunction in Women natural & alternative treatment - condition

Although male sexual problems have long been the subject of intensive medical research, the equivalent problems in women have received relatively little attention until r...

19 Arginine natural & alternative treatment - herb/supplement

Arginine is an amino acid found in many foods, including dairy products, meat, poultry, and fish. It plays a role in several important mechanisms in the body, including c...

20 Reclaiming Sexuality After Gynecologic Cancer lifestyle - sexuality & health