Amenorrhea- lack of menstruation. Can be a result of physical defects, disease (diabetes), tumors, infections, anorexia, and sometimes from exercising too rigorously.
You should seek professional help
Infertility - inability to bear children has a variety of causes:
Blocking of fallopian tubes
Endometriosis - the uterine lining grows outside the uterus
STDs can also lead to infertility (gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV)
What is toxic chock syndrome (TSS)?
Is a rare, serious disease that is caused by certain toxin-producing strains of staphylococuus aureus bacterium.
May occur during or just after menstruation
Symptoms include fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash.
There is a relationship between TSS and tampon use.
Vaginitis - inflammation of vaginal tissue with discharge, burning, & itching.
Yeast infections - caused by a fungus; white, odorless discharge, itching, burning & painful urination
Trichomoniasis - caused by a protozoan
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and is the second leading cause of death
There is no known way to prevent it, but early detection through regular medical exams & monthly self examinations are the best defense.
Symptoms include a change in breast or nipple appearance, a lump or swelling in the breast or armpit
Includes the following:
Visual- begins by checking the external reproductive organs for any irritation, lumps, swelling and discoloration
Speculum Pelvic examination. A metal or plastic speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold apart the vaginal walls.
A Pap Smear is a screening test for cervical cancer in which cells are scraped from the cervix.
A small wooden spatula or a round bristled brush is used to scrape cells from the cervix.
Bimanual Pelvic Examination is a procedure in which a nurse or doctor inserts the index finger and middle fingers into the vagina and puts the other hand on the stomach and check the reproductive organs.