Sexuality is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that
incorporates biologic, psychologic, interpersonal, and behavioral
dimensions. It is important to recognize that a wide range of
normal sexual functioning exists. Ultimately, sexuality is defined
by each patient and his/her partner within a context of factors
such as gender, age, personal attitudes, and religious and cultural
Many types of cancer and cancer therapies are frequently
associated with sexual dysfunction. Across sites, estimates of
sexual dysfunction after various cancer treatments have ranged from
40% to 100% posttreatment. Research suggests that about 50% of
women who have had breast cancer experience long-term sexual
dysfunction, as do a similar proportion of women who have had
gynecologic cancer. For men with prostate cancer, erectile
dysfunction (erections inadequate for intercourse) has been the
primary form of sexual dysfunction investigated. Prevalence rates
of erectile dysfunction have varied. In gene...
I am a 21 year old college student where I have a scholarship to rodeo. I have been experiencing frequent migraines for the past 2 years. They have been increasing in frequency steadily over this time. I at first thought that they may have increased due to a car accident I was in about a year ago. However, I do see a chiropractor which does not seem to help significantly. I have seen doctors for migraines and was prescribed Frova. Although this medication does relieve the migraine, I have side effects that cause me not be able to function resulting in missing class and practice at least 2 times per week. These side effects include a burning sensation almost like being poked with needles all over my skin and is more severe on my face, sometimes facial numbness, shaking, confusion, and severe pain and stiffness in my jaw making it painful to even speak. This is becoming a reoccurring almost unmanageable problem since to kee...
What are ovarian cysts? Cysts are fluid filled sacs which can develop anywhere on the body. There are several different types of ovarian cysts:
Functional cyst - These form during the normal menstrual cycle. A sac containing eggs forms and usually breaks open to release the egg and the sac dissolves. Sometimes, the sac doesn’t break open and continues to grow, this is called a follicular cyst. It usually disappears in 30 to 90 days. Another type of functional cyst is called corpus luteum and it is when the sac doesn’t dissolve right away. This usually disappears on its own in a few weeks.
Endometriomas - This type of cyst can develop in women who have endometriosis . Tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus and if it attaches to the ovary it can cause an cyst.
Cystadenomas - This type of cyst forms from the outer cells of the ovary.
Dermoid cysts - Cells in the ovary which develop hair, teeth or other tissue during pregnancy can become part of an ovari...
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