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...
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...
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which usually appears on the face. It can cause bumps that look similar to acne on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and eyelids. It is a lifelong condition most common in women and people with fair skin. It can be managed with lifestyle changes and, if needed, medication. The following are some of the frequently asked questions about this condition.
What Causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood. It is thought to run in families. People who blush frequently might be at a higher risk of developing rosacea.
What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
Rosacea has a number of symptoms, such as:
Redness of the face, mostly at the center of the face. You might have slight swelling and feel bruised.
Small red spider-like lines under the skin.
Bumps on the skin. Some of the bumps can contain pus. Solid bumps can become painful.
Inflamed, eyes and eyelids. You might have redness, drying, itching, burning, excess tears and feelin...
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