Women’s Health (Genecological Disorders; Obstetrics, Pregnancy and Childbirth-related Diseases)
The page provides quick access to a list of common diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance pertaining to women’s health. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.
A gynecological disorder involves damage or risk to any female reproduction organ, which includes the abdominal and pelvic area, i.e., ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva and breasts. Some of these disorders can even affect the proper functioning of the reproductive system and may create difficulty during pregnancy or child birth.
Healthcare professionals believe that every woman may suffer from one or another type of gynecological condition at some point in their life. In the past few years, the incidence of few gynecological disorders has sternly increased such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids and breast cancer. They have not only affected adult women, but teenage girls also have shown high incidence of certain gynecological diseases.
From puberty till menopause, a woman's reproductive organs are continuously changing due to sexual activity, pregnancy and aging. These changes occur due to variation in hormonal levels in the body. An injury or a disease can also affect your reproductive system, leading to a gynecological disorder.
Common gynecological disorders include dysmenorrhea, vulvodynia, chronic pelvic pain, breast cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, vaginitis and menstrual cramps.