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Varicocele - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/varicocele/symptoms-causes/syc-20378771

Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview Varicocele Varicocele A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins that transport oxygen-depleted blood away from the testicle. A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) is an enlargement of the veins within the loose bag of skin that holds your testicles (scrotum). A varicocele is similar to a varicose vein you might see in your leg. Varicoceles are a common cause of low sperm production and decr...

Hypothyroidism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20350284

Jan 6th, 2020 - Overview Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain crucial hormones. Hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease. Accurate thyroid function tests are available to di...

Retrograde ejaculation - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/retrograde-ejaculation/symptoms-causes/syc-20354890

Nov 27th, 2019 - Overview Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. Although you still reach sexual climax, you might ejaculate very little or no semen. This is sometimes called a dry orgasm. Retrograde ejaculation isn't harmful, but it can cause male infertility. Treatment for retrograde ejaculation is generally only needed to restore ferti...

Genital warts - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355240

Nov 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Genital warts are often diagnosed by appearance. Sometimes a biopsy might be necessary. Pap tests Pap test Pap test In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart and to see the cervix. Next, a sample of cells from your cervix is collected using a small cone-shaped brush and a tiny plastic spatula (1 and 2). Your doctor then rinses the brush and sp...

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...

HPV infection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hpv-infection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351602

Aug 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor might be able to diagnose HPV infection by looking at your warts. If genital warts aren't visible, you'll need one or more of the following tests: Vinegar (acetic acid) solution test. A vinegar solution applied to HPV-infected genital areas turns them white. This may help in identifying difficult-to-see flat lesions. Pap test. Your doctor collects a sample of cells from yo...

Female infertility - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-infertility/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354313

Jul 26th, 2019 - Diagnosis Hysterosalpingography Hysterosalpingography A doctor or technician places a slender catheter inside your cervix. It releases a liquid contrast material that flows into your uterus. The dye traces the shape of your uterine cavity and fallopian tubes and makes them visible on X-ray images. If you've been unable to conceive within a reasonable period of time, seek help from your doctor f...

Female infertility - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-infertility/symptoms-causes/syc-20354308

Jul 26th, 2019 - Overview Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a year with no success. Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples in the United States. An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery. Infertility results from female factors about one-third...

Amenorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea/symptoms-causes/syc-20369299

Jul 24th, 2019 - Overview Amenorrhea (uh-men-o-REE-uh) is the absence of menstruation — one or more missed menstrual periods. Women who have missed at least three menstrual periods in a row have amenorrhea, as do girls who haven't begun menstruation by age 15. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems with the reproductive organs or with the glands that help r...

Infertility - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354322

Jul 24th, 2019 - Diagnosis Before infertility testing, your doctor or clinic works to understand your sexual habits and may make recommendations to improve your chances of getting pregnant. In some infertile couples, no specific cause is found (unexplained infertility). Infertility evaluation can be expensive, and sometimes involves uncomfortable procedures. Some medical plans may not cover the cost of fertilit...

Infertility - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/symptoms-causes/syc-20354317

Jul 24th, 2019 - Overview If you and your partner are struggling to have a baby, you're not alone. In the United States, 10% to 15% of couples are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples. Infertility may result from an issue with either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that prevent pregnancy...

Amenorrhea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369304

Jul 24th, 2019 - Diagnosis During your appointment, your doctor will perform a pelvic exam to check for any problems with your reproductive organs. If you've never had a period, your doctor may examine your breasts and genitals to see if you're experiencing the normal changes of puberty. Amenorrhea can be a sign of a complex set of hormonal problems. Finding the underlying cause can take time and may require mo...

Infertility - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354325

Jul 24th, 2019 - Infertility care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors have helped thousands of people begin or expand their families over the years. Your compassionate team of experts can evaluate the cause of your infertility, and help you find a treatment plan that's the right fit for you. Mayo Clinic specialists in obstetrics and gynecology are leaders in infertility treatments, and...

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...

Chronic pelvic pain in women - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20354368

May 13th, 2019 - Overview Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes. It can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. If your chronic pelvic pain appears to be caused by another medical problem, treating that problem may be enough to eliminate your pain. Howe...

Chronic pelvic pain in women - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354371

May 13th, 2019 - Diagnosis Figuring out what's causing your chronic pelvic pain often involves a process of elimination because many different disorders can cause pelvic pain. In addition to a detailed interview about your pain, your personal health history and your family history, your doctor may ask you to keep a journal of your pain and other symptoms. Tests or exams your doctor might suggest include: Pelvic...

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 - 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...

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...