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TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there's only downsides to it.

Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you already have a vaginal infection, it can push bacteria up into your reproductive organs, causing...

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier diagnosis of gynecologic cancers is on the rise among young women in the United States because more of them have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a new study maintains.

Each year, about 2,000 U.S. women under age 26 are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer -- including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cance...

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pap tests have helped drive down rates of cervical cancer, and a new study suggests they also could be used to detect other gynecologic cancers early.

According to the study authors, tissue and fluid collected during a Pap test can detect endometrial and ovarian cancer in women when subjected to genetic testing.

If this new test ...

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The start of college means it's time for young women to take charge of their health.

Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers several tips in a university news release.

Know your health status. Talk to your parents and your doctor to make sur...

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests.

"The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial species living in communities called the microbiome; these are very important for a woman's health," study lead author Megan Am...

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What causes vaginal dryness? Chronic vaginal dryness, which results from less-than-normal lubrication in your vagina, is usually caused by changes in your estrogen level. Your production of estrogen may drop while you're breastfeeding, for example; some women experience vaginal dryness all the time they're lactating, but the problem disappears once breastfeeding stops. And just before menopause, y...

What is bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, is an infection of the vagina that's often characterized by itchiness and excessive discharge. Although it's one of the most common vaginal infections, researchers don't yet know how it's spread. It generally affects women of childbearing age, but it's also been found in infants, children with no exposure to sex, and postmenopausal women. R...

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a puzzling syndrome in which women feel chronic pain in the vulva, which consists of the external genitals (including the clitoris, the pubic mound, and the labia). Women with the condition describe the pain as a burning, itching, rawness, or stinging, particularly during urination. This vulvar discomfort ranges from annoying to unbearable, and can be continuous o...

What is a yeast infection? At least once in their lives, most women have experienced the nearly intolerable itching caused by a vaginal yeast infection. The good news is that these infections are usually easy to treat and get rid of. Yeast (the scientific name is Candida albicans) is a fungus that flourishes in the moist areas of your body. It can grow in the digestive tract, the folds of the ski...

Usually yeast is our friend, living in harmony with us, helping us make fluffy bread and hearty beer, even inhabiting our digestive system. But one particular fungus among us, Candida albicans, often grows beyond its normal stable levels, causing a yeast "infection" (also known as candidiasis or monilia). In the vagina, for example, an overgrowth causes itching, redness and other annoying symptoms...

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