Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

Menopause Symptoms

The menstrual cycle ends for most women around age 50. In some cases it takes place a few years earlier or later. But regardless of age, the symptoms are pretty much the same. Menopause Signs The most obvious sign of course, is an irregular menstrual cycle. The cycle doesn’t just end abruptly. What happens is that it becomes irregular until it stops completely. But there are other symptoms. These include headaches and difficulty in concentrating. A bit of memory loss is also experienced. Other...

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...

Left Ovary Pain

Defined as a health condition that is commonly characterized by severe or mild aching in the lower left part of the navel where the left ovary can be found, left ovary pain is caused by minor disorders or chronic diseases. Knowing the different symptoms is important to help patients avoid experiencing further problems associated with the condition. According to medical professionals, the real cause of the pain can be successfully identified by performing sophisticated and advance diagnostic examinations....

STD Symptoms

STD, which stands for sexually transmitted disease, is a severe infection that can be transmitted through the different means of sexual contact, namely anal sex, oral sex and vaginal intercourse. Furthermore, people can also acquire this disease via breastfeeding, childbirth and needle sharing. The signs usually vary, depending on the type of infection. Here is a quick take on the major and minor STD symptoms, as well as their diagnosis and treatments. Signs of STD One of the most common types of...

Prostate Infection Symptoms

Prostatitis is the general term used to denote infection of this gland. There are basically two types: non-bacterial and chronic. Prostate Infection Signs Among the symptoms for the non-bacterial type is bloody urine. Blood may also be present in the semen. A major warning sign is the urge to urinate frequently, but the amount is reduced. Pain is felt atop the pubic bone. There is aching in the scrotum and back. Severe cases include pain during bowel movements. Discomfort is felt when ejaculating....

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...

What Causes Atypical Squamous Cells?

Atypical Squamous Cells (ASC) refers to an unclear result from a pap smear that requires a repeat pap smear. This may be due to several factors such as use of medication that may interfere with the results of the test, an infection such as herpes, HPV or Candida, or the cells used for the test were not the right amounts. Causes When a woman goes in to do a pap smear the result of the test may show that the squamous cells are not normal in appearance which means it may be precancerous. Further tests...