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Reproductive Health A-Z

A is for Adenomyosis

Ad-e-no-my-o-sis (ad’ĕ-nō-mī-ō’sis) [Greek. adēn, gland, + mys, muscle, + –osis condition] Adenomyosis was originally documented as ‘adenomyoma’ during 1860 by German pathologist Carl von Rokitansky . The first systematic description of […]

B is for Bartholinitis

Bar·tho·lin·i·tis [bahr″to-lin-i´tis] Bartholinitis is the inflammation of the Bartholin’s gland. The Bartholin’s glands are 2 pea sized glands located just behind each side of the lips which surround your vagina. […]

C is for Cystitis

cys·ti·tis (sis-tī’tis) [Greek, kystis + itis, inflammation] Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. Although it is not specifically a reproductive health problem it can occur […]

D is for Dysmenorrhoea

Dys·men·or·rhe·a (dis’men-ō-rē’ă), [dys- + Greek. mēn, month, + rhoia, a flow] Dysmenorrhea is the occurrence of painful cramps during menstruation. More than half of all girls and women suffer from dysmenorrhea […]

E is for Endometriosis

en.do.me.tri.o.sis (en′dōmē′trē·ō′sis) [Greek, endon + metra, womb, osis, condition] Endometriosis is a condition in which bits of the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grow in other parts […]

F is For Fibroids

fi.broid (fī′broid)  [Latin, fibra + Greek, eidos, form] Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas or myomas) are benign growths of the muscle inside the uterus. They are not cancerous, nor are […]

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