Abnormal Pap Test - Health Tools
Tools to help you make decisions about an abnormal Pap test.
Abnormal Pap Test - What Happens
Abnormal Pap test results can be caused by natural cell changes in the transformation zone of the cervix or by infections. Pap test results usually return to normal when the cells have returned to healthy growth or after an infection has been treated or h
Effects of Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Exposure - Topic Overview
Between 1948 and 1971,millions of women took a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) to prevent miscarriage. Daughters born to women who took DES while pregnant have a slightly higher risk of developing: Abnormal cervical cells that cause an abnormal Pap test result. Cancer of the vagina. Structural problems in the reproductive organs (such as a T-shaped uterus),which can cause infertility. ...
Vulvodynia - Overview
This topic is for women who have vulvodynia,a type of vulvar pain with no known cause. If your doctor has told you that the pain in your vulva is caused by something else,like an infection or a skin problem,see the topic Female Genital Problems. What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain in the vulva that can't be explained by another health problem,such as an infection or a skin problem. The ...
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Prevention
You can take measures to prevent developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) by using condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Home Treatment
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) require prompt medical treatment. If you have any unusual pelvic symptoms or pain, see your health professional without delay, even if your symptoms don't seem serious.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Happens
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) usually starts with a bacterial infection and inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) symptoms often don't develop until inflammation or scar tissue (adhesions) develop.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Increases Your Risk
You have an increased risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you are at risk for getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexually active teens and young women have the highest rate of STD infection.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause
Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.