Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone is also known as male menopause or andropause. This medical condition usually affects middle-aged men, which is caused mainly by low productions of hormones such as dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone. Some studies associate this health problem with diabetes, coronary artery disease as well as bone and muscle loss. Furthermore, men are likely to suffer from this condition if they have high levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and abdominal fat. Here is a closer look at the...

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...

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

Testicular cancer is a life-threatening medical condition that is caused by the formation of cancer cells or tumors in the testicles. Even if the disease is commonly associated with male patients aged 15 years to 40 years, this health condition has peaks. The three peaks of the disease are infancy, 25 years to 40 years as well as 60 years. The disease has different risk factors or causes, which include cryptorchidism, mumps orchitis and inguinal hernia. In order for physicians to recommend the effective...

Candida Remedies

Candida is a naturally occurring micro-organism that occurs naturally in the mouth, male and female genitals, intestinal tracts and the throat of the human body. Candidiasis is the fungal infection caused by the overproduction of candida. The symptoms of candidiasis are numerous, as it has the potential of being overproduced in more than one region of the body. Common symptoms include headaches, impotence, memory loss and mood irregularities. Bad breath, vaginitis, heartburn, and stomach pains can...

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...

What Causes Prostate Problems?

Definition The prostate is part of a man’s sex organs. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Its secretions help nourish the sperm and aid fertility. The gland is about the size of a walnut that surrounds the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. The prostate adds fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. In development of the prostate, newborn boys prostate is about the size of a pea. It grows very slowly until puberty. Then it doubles...