Find out more about Cancer and your reproductive health, Problems with Fertility, Infections and how they affect your reproduction, and about general Reproductive Information because understanding your body is the first step towards a healthy reproductive system.
Taking Care Of Your Reproductive System
Your reproductive system is extremely sensitive and reacts to even the slightest hormonal imbalance, which is why it is so important to take care of it. Learning how your reproductive system works is one way to make sure it stays in top form. For a quick overview, check out What You've Got!. Also, having regular pap smears is an important step in keeping your reproductive system healthy. Additionally, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of toxic shock syndrome, an uncommon but potentially life threatening condition that all women should know more about.
Without a healthy reproductive system, it can be very difficult to get pregnant. Couples who are experiencing fertility problems may want to take a look at Infertility and Conception. Here you will find information on all the different factors that can make conceiving difficult. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant but have had a tubal ligation, read Tubal Ligation Reversal to learn more about what the procedure involves and what your chances are of getting pregnant after such a procedure. Improving Your Fertility will give you many helpful tips on how to increase your chances of conceiving naturally. If getting pregnant just does not seem to be happening for you, though, you may want to consider if other factors are at play, like a thyroid problem.
Some factors that can seriously impair your reproductive health include endometriosis, PCOS, pelvic prolapse, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical cancer. Although there are a number of ways to treat cervical cancer, many of these methods, including hysterectomies, can leave you completely infertile. However, cervical dysplasia, the precursor to cervical cancer, can easily be caught through regular pap smears, thereby preserving your fertility. Having a pelvic infection can also lead to infertility as well as increase your risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
There are other types of cancer that can also affect your reproductive system. These include uterine cancer and ovarian cancer. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these cancers as early treatment for uterine cancer, as well as quick ovarian cancer treatment can help improve a woman's prognosis. One very rare form of reproductive cancer is fallopian cancer. This type of cancer affects your fallopian tubes and can have devastating affects if not diagnosed and treated early.
One of the most common forms of cancer to affect women is breast cancer. In fact, it is the second most common type of cancer to affect women. While various treatments for breast cancer are available, early detection is the key to beating this serious disease and maintaining breast health. Women who decide to undergo a mastectomy to treat their breast cancer may find that this procedure is more emotional for them than they anticipated.
Many women will deal with some type of vaginal infection, like bacterial vaginosis, during their lifetime. One very common type of infection among women is a yeast infection, which can be a very unpleasant experience. Read Yeast Infection Prevention to learn what you can do to prevent this itchy problem from bothering you. How can you tell if you have a vaginal infection? Well, one of the first signs is usually a change in vaginal discharge. Another type of infection that both women and men may have at some point is a urinary tract infection. Despite the discomfort, this type of infection is easily treatable.
While you likely don't realize it, there is a good chance that a fibroid has taken up residency in your uterus. A very common occurrence in women, uterine fibroids most often do not cause any health problems. However, if they grow too large, they could compromise your fertility as well as cause chronic pelvic pain. Another common visitor to a woman's reproductive system: ovarian cysts. While these cysts regularly form on the ovaries, some types of cysts can be more problematic than others.
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