Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

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 Prostatitis

Characterized by difficult and painful urination, prostatitis is a severe medical condition affecting the prostate glands, particularly of male patients. People who are suffering from this health problem have histological inflammation, which may be caused by a variety of factors including traumatic injury, psychological stress as well as immune system disorder. It is much easier to understand this medical problem by learning the various diagnostic procedures, treatments as well as the major and minor...

Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

What is yeast infection A vaginal yeast infection is usually caused by a fungus called Candida albicans which is normally found in small amounts in the vagina. The acidic environment in the vagina helps the growth of this fungus. It is when the acidic level drops down due a variety of factors ranging from menstruation, intake of antibiotics, steroids, and diabetes, that the fungus start multiplying and cause a vaginal infection. Improper personal hygiene too is a primary cause of vaginal yeast infection....

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

Ovarian cyst is a collection of fluid, which is covered by a supremely thin wall. An ovarian follicle measuring no less than two centimeters is considered right away as an ovarian cyst. Its size usually varies, ranging from as little as a small pea up to as big as a cantaloupe. Although it is generally considered benign, it can still cause serious health problems to women especially in terms of pain and bleeding. Understand this health problem better by taking a closer look at the various ovarian...

Prostate Pain

There are many illnesses that stem from discomfort with the prostate. Here are some of the most common causes and symptoms. Causes of Prostate Pain Currently there are a dozen ailments linked to pain in this area. These include interstitial cystitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH happens as the result of a tumor or growth. Another possible cause is cystitis, which leads to inflammation of the bladder. Another one is urethritis. This affects the urethra and causes discomfort when urinating. Other...

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A medical term used to refer to the carrying of embryo or fetus in the uterus, pregnancy can be a single gestation or multiple gestations. Gestation usually occurs for 38 weeks to 39 weeks. To avoid suffering from complications as well as to ensure the health of the patient and the fetus, it is important to know the early pregnancy symptoms. At the onset of these signs, suspected pregnant patients should seek help with their obstetricians so that health professionals can do diagnostic procedures...

HPV Symptoms

HPV, which stands for human papillomavirus, is a serious disease that attacks the mucous membranes and epidermis of patients. When left untreated, this condition can cause more severe medical problems like cancer of the anus, cancer of the vagina and cervical cancer for women. In men, it can lead to penile cancer and anal cancer. This serious infection can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, such as the case of anal sex and vaginal intercourse. Here is a closer look at the different major and...