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Women

Women's health concerns, including menopause, diabetes, staying healthy during pregnancy, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness & more.

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  • gloved hands holding a ketone test strip for a urine analysis

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a serious condition related to diabetes and fatal if not properly treated.

  • Image showing normal kidney and one with diabetic nephropathy

    Diabetic Nephropathy

    High levels of sugar in the blood can damage tiny blood vessels in your kidneys. This can cause kidney disease,…

  • Image of a foot massage for diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes.

  • Female doctor holding woman’s hand before a procedure

    Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a surgical procedure of the uterus.

  • Woman suffering from menstrual cramps and holding her stomach while sitting on couch

    Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often

  • woman holding abdomen in pain caused by dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia is painful sex for women and can also cause pain during tampon use. Dyspareunia can have many causes.

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s…

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus. This type of pregnancy can be dangerous for…

  • close-up of a woman’s hands holding a positive pregnancy test

    Ending a Pregnancy

    Ending a pregnancy is called induced abortion. The decision is made for therapeutic or elective reasons.

  • Illustration of the female reproduction system and a yellow ribbon representing endometriosis

    Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common…

  • Visual difference between a normal endometrium and endometrial hyperplasia

    Endometrial Hyperplasia

    Endometrial hyperplasia is an overgrowth of tissue in the endometrium, in which the uterine lining becomes too thick and causes…

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus.

  • doctor speaking to couple sitting at desk

    Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility evaluation can include a pelvic exam, lab tests, imaging tests, review of medical and menstrual history, and certain…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. This leads to stool (feces) leaking from the rectum at unexpected…

  • Woman sitting backwards on the ground showing her bony spinal column

    Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother…

  • Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

    Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is…

  • Flu Risks Greater for Racial Minorities

    People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu. They are…

  • woman examines her breast

    Galactorrhea

    Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain

    Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,…

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