Category Archives for Reproductive Health

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast infection is a common condition that occurs among women. This is a type of fungal infection brought about by a fungus called Candida. Yeasts commonly thrive in dark and moist areas. They are present in minimal amounts and remain to be harmless in an acidic environment.Yeast infections can result to vaginitis which is a condition where the vaginal area undergoes inflammation. The vaginitis yeast infection commonly occurs in about 70% of women. The yeast infection symptoms usually surface when...

Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

Treatments for bacterial vaginosis or BV usually consist of antibiotics. Keep in mind this is not a sexually transmitted disease. What happens is that bacteria overgrow because the vaginal pH becomes more alkaline. Antibiotic Medications There are several antibiotics that may be used such as clindamycin and Metronidazole (vaginally or orally). For Metronidazole, the dosage is twice a day, 500 mg. This is to be taken for a week. Alternatively one can take a single 2 g dosage. Probiotics are not effective...

Symptoms of Pregnancy in the First Week

Pregnancy refers to a health condition in which a female patient carries an embryo or embryos in the uterus or womb. This early stage of pregnancy is the most critical of all since it is the time when most of the vital organs of the fetus develop. In order to prevent complications, suspected pregnant women are advised to watch out for the symptoms of pregnancy in the first week. At the onset of the signs, they are highly recommended to let a physician examine them to confirm if they are carrying...

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the life threatening and chronic illnesses characterized by the development and spreading of cancer cells in the various parts of the ovary. Cancer cells may arise from egg cells as well as the epithelium. The symptoms of this disease are not specific and localized, which cause diagnostic delays. Physicians usually categorize the illness based on tumor histology. The classifications include germ cell tumor, surface epithelial-stromal tumor, sex cord-stromal tumor as well...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. Infection spreads upward from the cervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and surrounding structures. Bacteria can infect the fallopian tubes and cause inflammation. When this happens, normal tissue can become scarred and block the normal passage of an egg. You may become infertile. But if your tubes are partially blocked, an egg may implant outside the uterus and cause a dangerous condition called an...

Peyronie’s Disease

Definition This is a disease that affects the male’s genital organ: the penis, as it often causes deformity of the penis and erections are often very painful. This disease is the development of abnormal scar tissue and /or plaques on the tissues on the penis. The discomfort that is associated with this disease may prevent a man from engaging in sexual intercourse, which can result in stress and anxiety. Read more

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy refers to the medical condition in which a patient carries one or more embryo or fetus in the uterus. In most instances, childbirth happens after 38 weeks of conception. In order to take good care of the fetus inside the womb of a female, it is important that the person knows the different pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms can be categorized into three, namely the first trimester, the second trimester as well as the third trimester. It is also important that physicians diagnose a female...

Herbal Remedies for Menopause

To explain it in simple terms, menopause signifies the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life and is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious causes). Menopause is associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries due to aging, resulting in lower levels of estrogen and other hormones. It marks the permanent end of the fertility cycle. Menopause occurs, on average, between 40-50 years...

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