COMMON CAUSES OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying (or six months if a woman is 35 or older). Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying… Read More

6 SYMPTOMS OF PEPTIC ULCER

Peptic ulcers can cause some discomfort, but they are rarely life-threatening. If, however, you display any of these warning signs, seek medical attention immediately. These symptoms could be a warning sign of complications that can occur with peptic ulcers. Vomiting blood. Vomiting food eaten hours or days before. Difficulty swallowing Nausea Black or tar-like stools (an indication that there is… Read More

FACTS ABOUT FIBROID DURING PREGNANCY

Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in or on the uterus, or womb. They may impact fertility and pregnancy chances. Uterine fibroids are very common. About 20 to 80 percent of women develop these noncancerous growths by age 50, and 30 percent of women between 25 and 44 have symptoms of fibroids. That means uterine fibroids are common during a woman’s childbearing… Read More

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SECONDARY SYPHILIS

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. In 2016, more than 88,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of women with syphilis has been declining in the United States, but the rate among men, particularly men… Read More

COMMON CAUSES OF STILL BIRTH

In addition to risk factors that can increase the likelihood of a stillbirth, there are also factors that can cause or contribute to stillbirth. Remember, though, that in some cases of stillbirth, the cause of death remains unknown even after extensive testing. To learn more about the possible causes of and contributors to stillbirth, the… Read More

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF GENITAL HERPES

Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Most cases of genital herpesare caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of coldsores or fever blisters. But it can also be a cause of genital… Read More

5 WARNING SIGNS OF BREAST CANCER

Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an important part of breast health. Finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. But knowing what to look for does not take the place of having regular mammograms and other screening tests. Screening tests can help find breast cancer in its early… Read More