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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, including the skin and nipple. It is usually 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 time in a woman’s life when her periods (menstruation) eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. It is a natural event that normally occurs in women age 45 – 55.Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s aging process.The ...

  • 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).