Questions tagged [gynaecology]

For questions concerning diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system, for example endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or vaginismus.

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Are products of conception routinely re-assembled after a medical abortion?

In the movie "Unplanned", it is depicted that after a medical abortion, the products of conception are meticulously re-assembled after the procedure to ensure that none have been left behind in the ...
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Is lean non-hyperandrogenic polycystic ovary syndrome genetic?

I read many papers that address the genetic factor of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But all the papers I have been through focus on classic PCOS with hyperparathyroidism and insulin resistance. I ...
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Does high LH means I have PCOS? [closed]

I have never heard about pcos until someone mentioned it to me last week. I am 28 years old and I had irregular periods (long cycles) in the last years and when I went to the doctor she did a hormonal ...
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Rejected from my pap smear appointment, 3 months early from annual checkup for HPV

Today I arrived at the obgyn office, disrobed and then was told to wait 3 months before doing my next pap smear (done last October). Basically, I was rejected from my pap smear appointment. From my ...
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Is a vaginal birth still medically preferable over a c-section?

I was always taught by my mom (who studied nursing and midwifery 30 years ago) that a vaginal birth is vastly preferable over a c-section in low-risk pregnancies. I'm not a medical professional, but ...
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transdermal estrogen use sans progesterone & endometrial and breast cancer risk?

To what extent does transdermal estrogen use, without co-use of progesterone, increase endometrial and breast cancer risk? How does risk, if it exists correlate with years of use?
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Should Ureaplasma Urealyticum be treated if it doesn't cause any symptoms?

Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a bacterium that can be passed through sexual contact although it is not considered a classic STI or STD because of its low degree of pathogenicity (ie, harm the infected ...
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Very painful sex AND flaccid after foreplay [closed]

So basically I'm a late 20's male, newly married (since 3 weeks), having 2 problems: 1-My wife (virgin, early 20's) have a thick hymen (my guess). First three times we tried to have intercourse she ...
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OBGYN wants to insert IUD (Mirena) to treat my painful periods, but should I be worried by all the recent lawsuits?

My OBGYN could not officially diagnosis me with endometriosis without performing a laparoscopy (a surgery), and he wants to avoid that at all cost, and he says, even if I had endometriosis, the ...
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Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Lately, in addition to the more intense abdominal pain than usual, my period is manifesting itself in dark brown/black (tarry-like) blood from the start and staying like that for almost 5 days until ...
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How many days we should wait to go to doctor after pregnancy confirmation

If a female 35 years old confirms pregnancy herself with urine test at home using the pregnancy test card on her 36th day of cycle. She can view two clear pink lines in that card. she confirmed it ...
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Do tampons cause menstrual pain?

I heard that from the pressure of tampons used during menstruation, women can get lower abdominal pain. What are the causes that lead from pressure to pain. Does this pain increase with different ...
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How long does it take for the vagina to return to the way it was after giving birth?

After giving birth vaginally, how long does it generally take for the vagina to return to the state it was before?
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Can a mild cervical dysplasia be caused by reasons other than HPV?

I'm not a professional. I have a case of a young adult woman (21 yo), a non smoker, who has a fair amount of stress, a long story of pretty atypical tonsillitis (which did not stop to bother her even ...
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What does metformin do to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes but one of its off-label uses is to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What does metformin do for someone who has PCOS but does not have diabetes? Is ...
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What is the test for Endometriosis

My girlfriend (44, never had kids) has very severe pain and cramps during her period. Her gynaecologist just gives her pain killers. What tests should she do to figure out if she has Endometriosis?
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Can oral contraceptives prevent ovarian cysts from forming?

I wanted to know if there are any ways or any preventive measure that a female can take to prevent the formation of ovarian cyst. In many websites I found that using oral contraceptives prevents the ...
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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Some women have mild discomfort with their menstrual periods; some have much more pain. Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?