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Sexual & Reproductive System

Sex positivity includes keeping your reproductive organs as healthy as possible. Reduce your risks of sexually transmitted diseases by always practicing safe sex.

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It’s normal to sometimes have a dip in sexual desire. But if your interest in sex has decreased or becomee nonexistent for at least 6 months, you may have HSSD. But there are treatments to help bring back your sex drive.

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A prolactinoma is abnormal growth of the cells that produce prolactin hormones in the pituitary gland. Symptoms in women include the absence of a menstrual period, infertility, and nipple discharge. Symptoms in men include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, infertility, and breast enlargement.

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Menstrual cramps cause abdominal pain before and during your period. Mild menstrual cramps can often be treated at home, but see your doctor for severe cramps. You may need to be treated with prescription medication or even surgery.

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It’s not unusual to experience pain during sex, particularly if you’re a woman. Common causes include vulvodynia, vaginal infections, and dryness from menopause. Treatments like lubricants, physical therapy, and cognitive therapy can help.

Understand decreased sex drive symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.

It’s normal to have a period that’s heavier than usual every now and then. But there are several medical problems, such as fibroids and polyps, that can cause consistently heavy periods and may require treatment.

Side effects of the pill, such as spotting and nausea, are milder than ever and often go away after a few months. Know what to expect and what to do if they’re lasting or severe.

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If you feel tingling in your genital area, you maybe be concerned about nerve damage, disruption of blood flow to the genitals, or sexual performance. A numb vagina or penis can be caused by cauda equina syndrome which is a rare disorder that affects the nerves located in the lower end of the spinal cord. This disorder can be either rapid onset, or slow onset. Read below for additional information on causes and treatment options for tingling genitals.

Find out how to diagnose and treat intrauterine adhesions

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Find out how to treat a uterine fibroids

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Find out how to treat your late-onset hypogonadism

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An endometrial polyp is a usually noncancerous growth attached to the inner wall of the uterus, common for women undergoing or who have completed menopause.

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A cervical polyp is a common benign tumor on the surface of the cervical canal. They cause irregular menstrual bleeding but often show little symptoms.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive system—the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. It’s usually caused by sexually transmitted diseases and needs to be treated to prevent complications.

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It is normal to bleed after sex if it your first time or if it has been awhile since your last sexual experience. However, if this is not the case, then bleeding after intercourse can be caused by trauma to the vagina, menstruation, a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease, or a cervical polyp.