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  • Special Topic

    Hormone therapy

    The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

    Hormone therapy (HT) uses one or more female hormones, commonly estrogen and progestin and sometimes testosterone, to treat symptoms of . Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, and decreased sexual desire. Hormone therapy comes as a pill, patch, ...

  • Special Topic

    HPV vaccine

    The HPV vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV can cause and .

  • Disease

    Hypogonadism

    Hypogonadism occurs when the body’s sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands (gonads) are the testes. In women, these glands are the ovaries.

  • Disease

    Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

    Endocrine glands release hormones (chemical messengers) into the bloodstream to be transported to various organs and tissues throughout the body. For instance, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows the body to regulate levels of sugar in the blood. The thyroid gets instructions from the pituitary to secrete hormones which determine the pace of chemical activity in the body (the more hormone in the bloodstream, the faster the chemical activity; the less hormone, the slower the activity).

    is a condition in which the male or the female ovaries produce little or no sex hormones. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a form of hypogonadism that is due to a problem with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus.

  • Surgery

    Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is surgical removal of the uterus, resulting in inability to become pregnant. This surgery may be done for a variety of reasons including, but not restricted to, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids and cancer. A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal or a vaginal incision.

    Hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman’s womb (uterus). The uterus is a hollow muscular organ that nourishes the developing baby during pregnancy.

  • Test

    Hysterosalpingography

    The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

    Hysterosalpingography is a special x-ray using dye to look at the womb (uterus) and fallopian tubes.