Browsing: Women Health

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.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a type of infection that affects a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus, the ovaries, and the two fallopian tubes. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in pregnancy can result in various complications like ectopic pregnancies, premature births, stillbirths, etc. Ectopic pregnancies can rupture the fallopian tubes resulting in internal bleeding and may even cause death.

In today’s modern society, women still feel embarrassed about discussing problems associated with vaginal health. Gynecologists suggest that vaginal infections should be taken seriously to avoid other severe complications such as PID. Discussing women’s intimate health should not be a criterion for judging the woman; instead, it should be promoted for wellness.

PID can lead to infertility because of the bacterial infection that damages the fallopian tubes and obstructs eggs as they attempt to travel through the fallopian tubes for fertilization. If a woman has untreated PID for a longer time, it is likely that she will experience fertility complications.

Vaginal discharge is considered as a normal part of the vagina’s cleaning process. In most of the cases, the vaginal discharge is white or transparent and varies in terms of consistency. The smell, color, and consistency of vaginal discharge tell a lot about the reproductive system of a female. Some women start discharging a brown colored fluid immediately after their periods are over.

Uterine fibroids are the most commonly observed tumors of the female reproductive system. They develop in or on the uterus. Fibroids are compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissues. Their sizes may vary, from the size of a pea to the size of a small grapefruit.