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  • Surgery

    Mastectomy

    The female breast is either of two mammary glands (organs of milk secretion) on the chest.

    A mastectomy is surgery to remove the entire breast. Most of the time, some of the skin and the nipple are also removed. The surgery is most often done to treat .

  • Disease

    Menopause

    Menopause is the transition in a woman's life when the ovaries stop releasing eggs, menstrual activity decreases and eventually ceases, and the body decreases the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

    Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her periods (menstruation) stop. It is a natural, normal body change that most often occurs between ages 45 – 55. After menopause, a woman can no longer become pregnant.

  • Disease

    Miscarriage

    The uterus is a muscular organ with thick walls, two upper openings to the fallopian tubes and an inferior opening to the vagina.

    A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a “spontaneous abortion.” This refers to naturally occurring events, not to medical abortions or ...

  • Disease

    Miscarriage - threatened

    This image shows a human embryo implanted in the uterine wall in the early stages of pregnancy.

    A threatened miscarriage is a condition that suggests a might take place before the 20th week of pregnancy.

  • Disease

    Mittelschmerz

    The female reproductive organs are located in the lower abdomen.

    Mittelschmerz is one-sided, lower abdominal pain in women. It occurs at or around the time of an egg is released from the ovaries (ovulation).