Women's health

Many health problems and conditions affect both sexes. Others affect men and women differently, for example reproductive problems. Yet others affect only women or only men. Here you will find all topics that are specific to women’s bodies and health.

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  • Ovarian cysts

    Ovarian cysts

    Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries. Some have tissue inside them. They are usually non-cancerous (benign) and most of them go away on...

  • Vaginal yeast infection (thrush)

    Vaginal yeast infection (thrush)

    Vaginal yeast infections are particularly common in women of childbearing age. The symptoms include itching, burning and abnormal vaginal discharge. ...

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

    Pelvic organ prolapse

    For various reasons, the connective tissue in women’s pelvic floor may become weaker. As a result the womb, bladder or the last part of the bowel (re...

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    Bacterial vaginosis

    In bacterial vaginosis (sometimes abbreviated as BV) much larger numbers of bacteria grow inside of the vagina than would normally just be there. Thi...

  • Infertility


    Not being able to have children is usually a source of great emotional turmoil. Men and women often take it for granted that they will be able to. Ma...

  • Uterine fibroids

    Uterine fibroids

    Many women have benign (non-cancerous) growths known as fibroids in or on their womb (uterus). Most fibroids are small and don't cause any problems. ...