14Mar 2016
Having a baby is a joyous time for most women. But many women feel sad, afraid, angry, or anxious after childbirth. Most new mothers have these feelings in a mild form called postpartum blues. Sometimes these feelings are called "baby blues." Postpartum blues almost always go away in a few days. If the baby blues [...]
14Mar 2016
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that occurs when levels of certain hormones are abnormal. Women with PCOS may have irregular or no menstrual periods, infertility, and excess hair growth. PCOS also can cause long-term health problems in women, but it can be treated.   Signs and Symptoms Women with PCOS have a history [...]
14Mar 2016
Since it came into use more than 50 years ago, the Pap test has greatly reduced the number of cases of cervical cancer in the United States. The Pap test is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Most women should have Pap tests on a regular [...]
14Mar 2016
A layer of skin, the foreskin, covers the glans (head) of the penis. Circumcision is the surgical removal of this foreskin. If it is done, it's usually done soon after birth. Whether to have your son circumcised is your decision.   Making the Decision Circumcision is an elective procedure. That means it is the parents' [...]
14Mar 2016
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common in both women and men. Of the more than 100 types of this virus, about 30 are spread from person to person through sexual contact. Some types of HPV cause genital warts, while others cause cancer of the cervix. It is estimated that at least three out [...]
14Mar 2016
Hysterectomy is a way of treating problems that affect the uterus. Many conditions can be cured with hysterectomy. Because it is major surgery, you may want to explore other treatment options first. For conditions that have not responded to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be the best choice. You should be fully informed of all [...]