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2008-06-26 15:00:59

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you address the problem of a prolapsed uterus? What treatment would you suggest? - M.V. ANSWER: "Prolapse" means "a falling down." A prolapsed uterus is one whose supporting ligaments and muscles have become too weak and lax to keep it in place. The uterus drops downward and can drop so far that it protrudes through the vagina. About 50 percent of women older than 50 have some degree of uterine prolapse, so age is a major factor in causing the problem. So is vaginal...

2008-05-12 09:00:09

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite living in a society that promotes images and icons of female empowerment like "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw, popular sex therapist Dr. Sue Johannsen and even former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner, more than one in two women are embarrassed and uncomfortable discussing pertinent issues of vaginal health. That's the major finding from the Vagisil(R) Voice for Women survey, administered to U.S. women, ages 18 and older, by...

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2008-02-21 10:25:00

Scientists say they may be able to prove the existence of the female G spot. Researchers told New Scientist magazine that women who reported having orgasms often had an area of thicker tissue beyond the "front" wall of the vagina, but they were cautious about claiming that the new finding pointed to absolute proof. Dr Emmanuele Jannini and her colleagues at the University of L'Aquila conducted the study which consisted of 20 women in Italy. By using ultrasound technology to gain measurements,...

2007-11-27 09:01:30

Cook Medical, one of the world's largest private medical device companies, announced today a major step forward in the treatment of recto-vaginal fistulas, abnormal tracts that form between a women's rectum and vagina. The Surgisis® Biodesign™ Recto-Vaginal Fistula Plug communicates with the patient's body, signaling surrounding tissue to grow across the plug and allowing the fistula tract to close. This action supports the healing process by attracting cells...

2007-11-20 18:00:00

By ANGELA EPSTEIN MORE than half of women suffer a pelvic prolapse as a complication of childbirth. Wendy Bougen, 45, a health spa manager from Cheltenham, had a graft of pig tissue to repair the problem. She talks to ANGELA EPSTEIN about her experience, and her surgeon explains the procedure.. THE PATIENT AS A child, I sometimes wet myself when I laughed, coughed or sneezed. Although it bothered me, I was so embarrassed I could not face talking to anyone about it. But when I had children...

2006-06-16 22:28:34

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment of pregnant women who have a bacterial infection of the vagina, also referred to as "bacterial vaginosis," with clindamycin cream can help delay delivery and reduce complications for the newborn infant, according to a report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Bacterial vaginosis is a non-sexually transmitted infection caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. Douching can raise a...

2006-03-03 11:44:47

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Increases in psychosocial stress seem to increase a woman's odd of having, or developing, a vaginal infection termed bacterial vaginosis (BV), researchers report. "Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that is not well understood in terms of how women get it and what degree of harm it causes, or even how you can prevent whatever harm it may be causing," Dr. Mark A. Klebanoff told Reuters Health. There is evidence, added the researcher...

2005-12-28 09:19:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Education about the possible health risks of douching can convince teenage girls and young women to give up the practice, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that three quick counseling sessions with young women at their clinic were enough to persuade nearly half to give up douching. Vaginal douching is a common practice, with more than one-quarter of U.S. women of childbearing age saying they douche regularly....

2005-11-07 14:39:14

Findings reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine (November 3 issue) highlight promising findings from two Seattle-based researchers on the origins of bacterial vaginosis (BV). In a collaborative effort to identify specific bacterial markers for bacterial vaginosis in vaginal-fluid samples, David Fredricks, MD, of the Program in Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical...

2005-11-01 11:06:50

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with cervical cancer that's treated with radiation have worse sexual functioning years after treatment than women who undergo surgery for the disease, a new study shows. In fact, women whose cervical cancer was treated surgically -- by removal of the uterus and any surrounding cancerous lymph nodes -- had sexual functioning identical to that of healthy women, Dr. Michael Frumovitz of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer...


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Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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