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...
Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle. Creatinine is removed from the body entirely by the kidneys. This article discusses the test done to measure the amount of creatinine in your urine.
A blood test can also be used to determine your creatinine level. See: Serum creatinine
Urine creatinine test
How the test is performed
A random urine sample or a 24-hour collection may used. For information on how to collect a 24-hour urine sample, see: 24-hour urine collection .
How to prepare for the test
Your health care provider may tell you to temporarily stop taking certain medicines that may interfere with test results. Such medicines include:
How the test will feel
The test involves only normal urination, and there is no discomfort.
Why the test is performed
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