More than one half of women who menstruate have some pain for 1-2 days each month. Usually, the pain is mild. But sometimes the pain is so severe it keeps them from normal activity. Pain this severe is called dysmenorrhea. This article explains symptoms and causes, treatments and how you can help relieve the pain.
The Pap test is a way to find cell changes on the cervix. If a Pap test shows these changes, the result will be called abnormal. In some cases, these abnormal cells may lead to cancer. You may need treatment. In most cases, the treatment will be performed in your doctor’s office with good results. This article explains what Pap test results mean, what cervical problems may be present and how they are diagnosed and treated.
About 10% of couples in the United States are infertile. Couples may be infertile if the woman has not been able to conceive after 6-12 months of having sex without the use of birth control. The number of months depends on many factors, such as your age, your partner’s age, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant. If you and your partner are trying to have a child and you have not gotten pregnant, you may want to have an infertility evaluation. Tests can be done to find the cause of the problem. Based on the results of these tests, treatment may be needed.