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What to know about nabothian cysts
Nabothian cysts are benign bumps on the cervix. They do not usually cause problems. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about endometrial thickness
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here. (Medical News Today)

Bloated or pregnant: How to tell
Bloating is a common symptom of pregnancy, but there are many other causes of bloating and other signs of pregnancy. Find out how to tell the difference between being bloated or pregnant here. (Medical News Today)

How can your period affect bowel movements?
Monthly menstruation can have a big effect on bowel movements, causing constipation or diarrhea. Some people call this "period poop." We explain the link between periods and bowel movements here. (Medical News Today)

Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is 'rarely accurate'
Single-number survival estimates for people with late stage breast cancer are unhelpful, research shows. So what approach would be more beneficial? (Medical News Today)

2 lifestyle changes may reduce risk of hot flashes
A new meta-analysis of existing studies finds that quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight may lessen the impact of hot flashes and night sweats. (Medical News Today)

Which jobs affect women's heart health the most?
A new study suggests that some occupations may increase women's risk of cardiovascular problems. Chief among these seems to be jobs in the care sector. (Medical News Today)

Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it
Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways to find relief. (Medical News Today)

Late evening eating may compromise women's heart health
New research from the American Heart Association finds that women who eat more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. have poorer cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

What to know about breast yeast infection
A yeast infection occurs when there is a Candida yeast overgrowth. This infection can affect many parts of the body, including the breasts. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What are the phases of the menstrual cycle?
The monthly menstrual cycle consists of several stages that the female body goes through to prepare for the possibility of pregnancy. Learn about each stage of the menstrual cycle here. (Medical News Today)

How does the Mirena coil affect menopause?
The Mirena coil is a hormonal intrauterine device, or IUD, that many women use to prevent pregnancy. However, it can affect some symptoms of perimenopause. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

A guide to female anatomy
Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs. This article looks at female body parts and their functions, and it provides an interactive diagram. (Medical News Today)

Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know
Vestibular papillomatosis refers to small bumps that can occur on the vulva. These bumps are not a sign of disease and are not contagious. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur. (Medical News Today)

Ovarian cancer stages: What to know
Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Ben Wa balls
Ben Wa balls are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Makers claim that they can help with Kegel exercises and boost sexual stimulation, but no research supports this. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Natural treatments and diet for fibroids
Natural treatments may help relieve the symptoms of uterine fibroids, though there is little research that they are effective. In this article, we discuss the evidence behind diets, herbal remedies, and lifestyle changes for fibroids. (Medical News Today)

What causes breast itchiness without a rash?
There are many common causes of itchy breasts without a rash, including allergens and growth. This article looks at the causes and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Can diet help with candida infections?
The candida diet involves avoiding foods that may promote the growth of Candida yeast in the body, such as sugars, gluten, and some dairy products. In this article, we look at how to follow this diet and whether it is effective. (Medical News Today)

What to know about inflammatory breast cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with a high mortality rate. This article explains the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood
Emerging evidence links vaginal douches with higher blood concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals, which may contribute to adverse health effects. (Medical News Today)

Work and family demands may impact women's heart health
A new Brazilian study has found that stress arising from balancing work and family life can detrimentally affect women’s cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings
An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD is still in place. Learn why the IUD strings might be missing and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cramping and IUDs
Many people experience cramping after the insertion or removal of an IUD. Cramping usually disappears fairly quickly. However, some people may experience cramping for days or months after the procedure. Learn more about IUD-related cramping here. (Medical News Today)

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