Articles

  • Disease

    Toxic shock syndrome

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

    Toxic shock syndrome is a severe disease that involves fever, , and problems with the function of several body organs.

  • Test

    Transvaginal ultrasound

    External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

    Transvaginal ultrasound is a test used to look at a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and . Transvaginal means across or through the vagina.

  • Surgery

    Tubal ligation

    Surgical sterilization which permanently prevents the transport of the egg to the uterus by means of sealing the fallopian tubes is called tubal ligation, commonly called "having one's tubes tied". This operation can be performed laparoscopically or in conjunction with a Cesarean section, after the baby is delivered. Tubal ligation is considered permanent but reversals can be done in many cases.

    Tubal ligation is surgery to close a woman’s Fallopian tubes. It is sometimes called “tying the tubes.”) The Fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the uterus. A woman who has this surgery can no longer get pregnant. This means she is “sterile.”