During this outpatient procedure, typically performed after an abnormal Pap smear, the physician collects a tissue sample from the cervix so that the cells can be examined under a microscope. In some cases, a biopsy may be performed to remove precancerous lesions or larger areas of abnormal tissue.
In this outpatient procedure, a small tool called a curette is used to remove tissue from inside the uterus. Dilation and curettage is often used to obtain a biopsy in cases of heavy menstruation or postmenopausal bleeding or to clear tissue that may be left after a miscarriage or delivery. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
This outpatient procedure reshapes or reduces the size of the labia minora, commonly called the inner lips of the vagina. These are the flaps of skin on both sides of the vaginal canal. Some women have large, protruding or irregularly-shaped labia minora, and this can be uncomfortable and may cause a woman to feel self-conscious. Labiaplasty can give the labia an appearance that a woman believes is more standard.
This outpatient surgery helps restore the area between the vaginal opening and the anus. This area is called the perineum. It can stretch and tear when a woman delivers a baby. It can also be surgically cut to widen the vagina as the baby is born, a procedure called an episiotomy. This procedure can repair excess skin and looseness of the vaginal opening that results from a poorly-healed cut or tear of the perineum.
If your pelvic organ prolapse is mild or doesn't bother you much, or if you have health conditions that make surgery too risky, nonsurgical treatment may be a good choice. A device (pessary) to wear in your vagina can help ease your symptoms. You may also be given certain exercises (Kegels) and asked to make lifestyle changes.
As soon as PID has been diagnosed, it should treated with antibiotics. Two or more types of antibiotics may be taken at the same time. This ensures that all the bacteria are killed. It's very important to take all of your medicine as prescribed, or the infection may not go away.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or inside an ovary. In some cases, the cyst can break open (rupture). A ruptured cyst may be treated in several ways. You may just need to keep track of your symptoms. You may need to take pain medicine. In other cases, a cyst may need surgery.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a bacterial infection of the pelvic organs. It may affect only the fallopian tubes, or it may include all the pelvic organs, the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This video explains how this common disease occurs and what steps you can take to prevent it.
This minimally-invasive procedure, performed with the da Vinci Surgical System, is used to restore a collapsed vagina. In this procedure, a surgical mesh support is anchored to the sacrum and attached to the outside of the vagina, restoring the vagina to its normal position.
The Pap test is a screening test that checks for cell changes in the cervix, the opening of the uterus. In some cases, it checks for a virus that can cause cervical cancer. If your Pap results were abnormal, you may be worried. But there is no reason to panic. An abnormal Pap test result can mean many things.
A woman goes through many stages during her lifetime. These stages are a natural part of being a woman. Physical and emotional changes take place during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause. These changes can affect sleep, even cause insomnia. But there are ways you can improve your sleep.
"Track your PMS symptoms to better understand when they may occur. Rank each symptom's severity from ""worst"" to ""none."" Track any other symptoms in the blank rows. At the top of the chart, circle the days of your period. This will help identify the weeks of your cycle."