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Pain with Ovulation

Pain with ovulation is called mittelschmerz. It is experienced by about 20% of women in some or all cycles. It occurs roughly halfway between menstrual cycles. It is usually sharp seven and located in the lower abdomen either on the left or right side. It is unknown why this condition happens and usually treated with …

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Müllerian Anomalies

Müllerian Duct Anomaly What Are Mullerian Anomalies? Mullerian anomalies can affect up to four percent of the female population. The anomaly is considered a ‘hereditary disorder’; this indicates that this complication occurs during fetal development and is present during childbirth. As an embryo forms, the two paired Mullerian ducts will develop into the female genital …

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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts occur quite commonly in women, and some of them form as a result of ovulation during menstrual cycle. They may cause sharp pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, but often they are asymptomatic. Great majority of ovarian cysts are benign and generally when discovered they should be allowed time to regress on …

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, medically called leiomyoma, are benign tumors of the uterus. They may range in size from microscopic to as large as the size of basketball or bigger. Approximately 20 to 25% of women in reproductive age are affected by fibroids, and this incidence may go up to 40% in women who are older than …

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After Childbirth

Childbirth is one of the happiest moments in any woman’s life. Unfortunately, some patients may develop pelvic pain after delivery. In most cases this pain goes away within few weeks but in some it remains for much longer. There are multiple causes of pelvic pain after childbirth but most commonly it is of musculoskeletal origin. …

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First Menstrual Period

It is estimated that up to 90% of women experience pain with onset of menstrual periods (menarche). It is called primary dysmenorrhea and by itself it does not mean any specific disease. With time and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID’s) medications or oral contraceptives as well as healthy lifestyle, menstrual period pain in most of …

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Psychological Trauma

Psychological traumatic event may be devastating to any patient at the time when it happens, but a lot of patients develop lasting effects of such a trauma. They are seen in women and men who are survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, who have lived through sickness or death of a close relative or friend …

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After Surgery

Patients undergo surgery with hope of treating the existing problem, so when the pain develops after the procedure, it is very disheartening even if the original problem was successfully addressed. This is even more complicated when patient had surgery to help with existing pain and ends up with the pain that is more severe than …

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After Accident

Motor vehicle accident or any other accident is very traumatic and painful event. It is even more traumatizing when pain remains after healing ends. Some patients may develop persistent pelvic pain after a traumatic event even if there was no direct trauma to the pelvis. Patients who develop pain after accident often develop spasm of …

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