Women's Health Symptoms Guide

What Your Symptoms Might Mean

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What are the signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions that affect women's health? Here is your quick, one-stop resource for discovering what your women's health symptoms may indicate.

Women's Health Issues Guide Resources

  • Bacterial Vaginosis: Vaginal odor and discharge are a minor condition but can be annoying. Find out more about the causes and how it can be treated.
  • Bleeding Disorders: What is abnormal uterine bleeding? Learn about the causes, when to consult your doctor and how it may be treated.
  • Breast Cancer: Learn about the symptoms you can see or feel as well as symptoms of advanced breast cancer, recurrence, and inflammatory breast cancer.
  • Cervical Cancer: Often you have no symptoms at all when a Pap smear discovers cervical cancer, but there are symptoms that could indicate it's time for an exam.
  • Chlamydia: It's the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., but it often has no symptoms or mild symptoms. Learn about what to look for.
  • Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes affects millions of women and can develop silently. Learn about how it is detected and the risk factors.
  • Dehydration: You can become dehydrated for many reasons, but it is important to recognize the symptoms early and take action.
  • Diverticulitis: This condition can cause abdominal pain and more. Learn about what can be done.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: This dangerous condition can cause rupture. Here are the signs that signal it.
  • Endometriosis: This condition of the uterus can cause pain and infertility. Learn more.
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease: painful breasts with lumps are concerning and need to be checked but may be this benign condition.
  • Fibroid Tumors: These will often have no symptoms and be found on pelvic exam. Learn about symptoms and what is usually done.
  • Gallbladder Disease and Gallstones: You can have several symptoms and eventually need surgery.
  • Genital Herpes: Learn about the symptoms that women experience, including the first genital herpes outbreak and recurrent ones.
  • Heart Attack: Women have different symptoms than men for angina and heart attack. Find out more.
  • High Blood Pressure: Learn about the dangers of high blood pressure and how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Menopause: Is it hot in here or is it just you? Here are the common symptoms of perimenopause as well as serious or dangerous symptoms you should see a doctor about.
  • Miscarriage: These are the five signs of miscarriage.
  • Ovarian Cancer: It is often a silent disease, but there can be signs of early and advanced ovarian tumors.
  • Ovarian Cysts: You many have no symptoms or vague ones, find out more.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Sexually transmitted diseases can cause this condition which can affect your fertility. It can be silent or cause pelvic pain and more symptoms.
  • Perimenopause: Your symptoms may be unique, but here are the most common ones that signal the change is coming.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): This complicated disorder can have symptoms from increased male hormone, menstrual signs and more.
  • Pregnancy: 25 signs you are pregnant.
  • Skin Cancer: Is that weird mole skin cancer? Here is what to look for.
  • Stroke: Recognize these 11 signs to get immediate treatment to prevent death and disability.
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: This deadly condition needs to be recognized so you can get emergency treatment.
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Learn about the symptoms of lower UTI, upper UTI, symptoms in the elderly and children.
  • Uterine Cancer: Vaginal bleeding after menopause or abnormal bleeding before menopause is the most common symptom. Find out more.
  • Yeast Infection: Vaginal itching, burning, discharge and more - learn about the signs.

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