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How Fibroids Can Affect Fertility

Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility.

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The Importance of Pap Tests In Cervical Cancer Prevention

Category: Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.

Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells.

These cells do not always develop in the same way, which is why there are 3 discernible types of cervical cancer.

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Old Myths About Endometriosis Are Finally Being Dispelled

Category: Endometriosis

National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.

Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out.

You might be surprised to learn that is not at all normal.

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Are You Avoiding Sexual Intimacy Due to Vaginal Atrophy

Category: MonaLisa Touch

Vaginal atrophy is a condition that affects 4 out of 10 women after menopause.

As women age and estrogen levels decrease, the tissue of the vagina becomes very dry, losing elasticity and vitality. Vaginal atrophy may develop from premature menopause, hysterectomy, breast cancer treatment or natural menopause. Patients with this condition may experience burning, itching, tightness, and sexual discomfort.

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