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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginal bleeding 07/25/2011
Vaginal bleeding normally occurs during a woman's menstrual cycle, when she gets her period. Every woman's period is different. On average, a woman's period occurs every 28 days. Most women have cycles between 24 and 34 days apart. It usually lasts 4 - 7 days. Young girls may get their periods anywhere from 21 to 45 days or more apart. Women in their 40s will often notice their period occurring less often. Some conditions can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. This article discusses heavy, prolonged, or irregular periods.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginal cysts 11/07/2011
Inclusion cyst; Gartner's duct cyst Causes, incidence, and risk factors: There are several types of vaginal cysts. Vaginal inclusion cysts are the most common. These may form as a result of injury to the vaginal walls during birth process or after surgery. Gartner's duct cysts develop on the side walls of the vagina.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginal dryness 11/07/2011
Vaginitis - atrophic; Vaginitis due to reduced estrogen; Atrophic vaginitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Atrophic vaginitis is caused by a decrease in estrogen. Estrogen levels normally drop after menopause .
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginal tumors 02/26/2012
Vaginal cancer; Cancer - vagina; Tumor - vaginal Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Most cancerous vaginal tumors occur when another cancer, such as cervical or endometrial cancer , spreads. This is called secondary vaginal cancer. Primary vaginal cancer is very rare. Most primary vaginal cancers start in skin cells called squamous cells.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginal yeast infection 11/07/2011
Yeast infection - vagina; Vaginal candidiasis; Monilial vaginitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Most women have a vaginal yeast infection at some time. Candida albicans is a common type of fungus. It is often found in small amounts in the vagina , mouth, digestive tract, and on the skin. Usually it does not cause disease or symptoms.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vaginismus 08/14/2012
Vaginismus is an involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina . The spasms close the vagina. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Vaginismus is a sexual problem. It has several possible causes, including: Past sexual trauma or abuse Psychological factors History of discomfort with sexual intercourse Sometimes no cause can be found. Vaginismus is an uncommon condition. The exact number of women who have this problem is unknown. Symptoms: The main symptoms are: Difficult, painful, or impossible, vaginal penetration during sex Vaginal pain during sexual intercourse or a pelvic exam Women with vaginismus often become anxious about sexual intercourse.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Valley fever 08/15/2012
San Joaquin Valley fever; Coccidioidomycosis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Valley fever is a fungal infection most commonly seen in the desert regions of the southwestern United States, and in Central and South America. You get it by breathing in the fungus from soil. The infection starts in the lungs.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Varicocele 10/09/2012
Varicose veins - scrotum Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A varicocele forms when valves inside the veins along the spermatic cord prevent blood from flowing properly. This causes the blood to back up, leading to swelling and widening of the veins. (This is essentially the same process that leads to varicose veins , which are common in the legs.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Varicose veins and venous insufficiency 05/21/2013
Varicosity; Varicosis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Normally, one-way valves in your leg veins keep blood moving up toward the heart. When the valves do not work properly, blood backs up into the vein. The vein swells from the blood that collects there, which causes varicose veins.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Vascular ring 02/07/2012
Right aortic arch with aberrant subclavian and left ligamentum Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Vascular ring is rare. It accounts for less than 1% of all congenital heart problems. The condition occurs as often in males as females. Some infants with vascular ring also have another congenital heart problem.
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