Category Archives: Female Reproductive System

Functional Cysts: Description, Symptoms, Causes, Tests and Exams, and Treatments

Functional ovarian cysts, physiological ovarian cysts, corpus luteum cysts, or follicular cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on or within an ovary. This article is about the cysts that usually grows during the monthly menstrual cycle, called functional cysts. Description Functional cysts are not the same as cysts caused by cancer or other diseases. Cysts on the outer… Read More »

Uterus Diseases: Causes, Description and Symptoms, and Treatments

Uterine diseases are conditions that affect the uterus (womb). The uterus is an integral part of the female reproductive organ. It is where the baby develops when a woman is pregnant. If you have a uterine disease, the first sign may be bleeding between menstruations and after sexual intercourse. Such conditions can cause abnormal bleeding, hormonal imbalance, thyroid… Read More »

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome: Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

This condition is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. It is a hormonal disorder that results in several anomalies, the most common being multiple growths in the ovaries. Description Polycystic ovaries contain many small, non-cancerous, cysts or follicles. Often the ovaries release fewer eggs than average; in some cases, egg production ceases entirely. A healthy ovary produces one egg… Read More »

Pelvic Floor Muscles and Urinary Incontinence: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Bladder Training and Pelvic Floor Exercises

The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that stretch between the pubic bones and the base of the spine (coccyx or tailbone). These muscles support the bladder, bowel, and womb (uterus). The weakness of the pelvic floor muscles is a common condition, mostly affecting women. The pelvic floor is a structure of muscles and connective tissue that provides… Read More »

Menstrual Cycle Calculator and Pregnancy: Things that You Must Know

When a woman seeks to get pregnant or pinpoint the days when she’s more fertile to avoid pregnancy, she can use the Period Cycle Calculator. The menstrual cycle of women tends to differ from one woman to another. Every woman’s body is different, and that is why no one’s menstrual cycle is quite the same as everybody else’s. The… Read More »

Endometrial Ablation Procedure: Description

The Endometrial Ablation Procedure is a treatment the doctors use when a woman abnormally bleeds between her menstrual periods. Endometrial ablation consists of the removal of the endometrium (the lining of the womb). The procedure is used to control heavy menstrual bleeding in cases when a patient does not desire a hysterectomy. After endometrial ablation, periods usually are… Read More »