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What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

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

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10 Must-Read Anxiety Posts You Missed This Year

The top HealthCentral posts of 2017 in anxiety, including news, lifestyle tips, phobias, and meditation techniques.

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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.

A woman looks in the mirror at acne around her jaw. Acne is one sign of PCOS.

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.

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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.

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The Most Common Concerns About Vaginal Health, According to an OB-GYN

How well do you know your own vagina? Alyssa Dweck, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist and author, addresses some of the most common worries women may have.

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Vaginal Odors: Causes and Treatments

It’s normal for your vagina to have a smell. But if it becomes a daily discomfort, it could signal a problem.

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Lumps and Bumps Near the Vagina: What Are They?

No one wants to discover a lump or bump down there, but many causes are not serious and easily treated.

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Radioactive Iodine: A Patient's Guide

If you have Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, goiter, or thyroid cancer, you may be a candidate for radioactive iodine.

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Fixes for Fecal Incontinence

Several options exist for managing this embarrassing, and sometimes debilitating, condition.