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Benign Breast Lumps: Symptoms and Treatment

Most breast lumps aren’t cancer. Learn about other possibilities, like cysts, fibroadenomas, and fibrocystic breast changes.

By PJ Hamel

Why Is My Period Late If I'm Not Pregnant?

Negative pregnancy test? Here are the other reasons why your period might be delayed or irregular.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Ovarian Cysts: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

Ovarian cysts are actually pretty common. How do you know if you have one, or if it needs treatment?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Help! What Can I Do About My Itchy Breasts?

Could itchy breasts be a symptom of something serious, like breast cancer? Learn more here, and get tips to relieve the itch.

By Phyllis Johnson

Post-Menopausal Women Should Not Use Hormonal Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions

The latest guidelines no longer support the use of hormone therapy to prevent diseases like heart disease and breast cancer. Here’s why.

By Eileen Bailey

Good News for Women on Menopause Hormone Therapy

If you’re struggling with hot flashes and vaginal symptoms, is hormone therapy right for you? New guidelines say it’s not as risky as once thought.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

A big risk of PID? Scarring of the reproductive tract and, in some cases, infertility.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the normal parts of the uterus. Learn about diagnosis and treatment options.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects about one in 10 women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. Here’s what you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Vulvodynia?

Chronic pain in the vulva (the outer female genital area) affects 16 percent of women at some point in their lives. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

By Eileen Bailey