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Vaginitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354707

Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis. The most common types of vaginitis are: Bacterial vaginosis, which results from a change of the normal bacteria found ...

Primary ovarian insufficiency - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/premature-ovarian-failure/symptoms-causes/syc-20354683

Oct 21st, 2019 - Overview Primary ovarian insufficiency — also called premature ovarian failure — occurs when the ovaries stop functioning normally before age 40. When this happens, your ovaries don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. This condition often leads to infertility. Primary ovarian insufficiency is sometimes confused with premature menopause, but these conditio...

Osteoporosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351968

Jun 18th, 2019 - Overview Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the loss o...

Perimenopause - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/perimenopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20354666

May 6th, 2019 - Overview Perimenopause means "around menopause" and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Perimenopause is also called the menopausal transition. Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice signs of progression toward menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some...

Vaginal atrophy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginal-atrophy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352294

May 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis Pelvic exam Pelvic exam During a pelvic exam, your doctor inserts two gloved fingers inside your vagina. While simultaneously pressing down on your abdomen, he or she can evaluate your uterus, ovaries and other pelvic organs. Diagnosis of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) may involve: Pelvic exam, during which your doctor feels your pelvic organs and visually examines your ext...

Vaginal atrophy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginal-atrophy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352288

May 1st, 2019 - Overview Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. Because the condition causes both vaginal and urinary symptoms, doctors use th...

Galactorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/symptoms-causes/syc-20350431

Jan 9th, 2019 - Overview Galactorrhea (guh-lack-toe-REE-uh) is a milky nipple discharge unrelated to the normal milk production of breast-feeding. Galactorrhea itself isn't a disease, but it could be a sign of an underlying problem. It usually occurs in women, even those who have never had children or after menopause. But galactorrhea can happen in men and even in infants. Excessive breast stimulation, medicat...

Uterine polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20378709

Jul 23rd, 2018 - Overview Uterine polyps Uterine polyps Uterine polyps attach to your uterus by a large base or a thin stalk and can grow to be several centimeters in size. Irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding after menopause, excessively heavy menstrual flow or bleeding between periods could signal the presence of uterine polyps. Uterine polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend...

Adenomyosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369138

Jun 7th, 2018 - Overview Adenomyosis Adenomyosis With adenomyosis, the same tissue that lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) is present within and grows into the muscular walls of your uterus. Adenomyosis (ad-uh-no-my-O-sis) occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breakin...

Low sex drive in women - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/low-sex-drive-in-women/symptoms-causes/syc-20374554

Feb 14th, 2018 - Overview Women's sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness. Some medications used for mood disorders also can cause low sex drive in women. If your lack of interest in sex continues or returns and causes personal distress, you may have a condi...

Hot flashes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hot-flashes/symptoms-causes/syc-20352790

Feb 9th, 2018 - Overview Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth, which are usually most intense over the face, neck and chest. Your skin might redden, as if you're blushing. Hot flashes can also cause sweating, and if you lose too much body heat, you might feel chilled afterward. Although other medical conditions can cause them, hot flashes most commonly are due to menopause — the time when menstrual period...

Pelvic organ prolapse - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-organ-prolapse/symptoms-causes/syc-20360557

Oct 4th, 2017 - Overview When the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken, the pelvic organs can drop lower in the pelvis, creating a bulge in the vagina (prolapse). Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or after menopause. If you have symptoms, such as a feeling of pressure in your pelvic area, see your health care provider. By M...

Menopause - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20353397

Aug 6th, 2017 - Overview Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States. Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your...

Menopause - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353401

Aug 6th, 2017 - Diagnosis Signs and symptoms of menopause are usually enough to tell most women that they've started the menopausal transition. If you have concerns about irregular periods or hot flashes, talk with your doctor. In some cases, further evaluation may be recommended. Tests typically aren't needed to diagnose menopause. But under certain circumstances, your doctor may recommend blood tests to chec...

North American Menopause Society
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Apr 16th, 2017 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging.

Menopausal Bone Densitometry Testing
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10333-bone-densitometry--menopause

May 13th, 2012 - What is bone mineral density testing (bone densitometry)? Bone mineral density testing, also known as bone densitometry, quickly and accurately measures the amount of calcium in certain parts of your bones. From this information, your doctor can determine how strong your bones are and what your risk of fracture is. The test is used to detect osteoporosis, a disease in which the bone's mineral c...

Ovarian Disorders
https://medlineplus.gov/ovariandisorders.html

Jun 7th, 2011 - The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce and store a woman's eggs. During ovulation, an ovary releases an egg. If that egg is fertilized by a sperm, a pregnancy can occur. Ovaries also make the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. When a woman goe...

Female Infertility
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Oct 5th, 2010 - Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors. Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. In prima...

Vaginal Bleeding
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Nov 16th, 2008 - Menstruation, or period, is a woman's monthly bleeding.Abnormal vaginal bleeding is different from normal menstrual periods. It could be bleeding that is between periods, is very heavy, or lasts much longer than usual. It also includes bleeding that happens before puberty or after menopause. Causes can include Uterine fibroids or polyps Hormone problems Hormone pills, such as birth control pill...

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
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Dec 10th, 2003 - What is primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)? Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also known as premature ovarian failure, happens when a woman's ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. Many women naturally experience reduced fertility when they are about 40 years old. They may start getting irregular menstrual periods as they transition to menopause. For women with POI, irregular perio...