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Information on Health Conditions and Treatments

Welcome to the Scripps health information library. It’s part of our commitment to partnering with you for lifelong wellness.


Here you can read articles on hundreds of health conditions and wellness topics, complete with medical illustrations and links to related symptoms, procedures and conditions.


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  • Special Topic

    Vacation health care

    BEFORE LEAVING Planning ahead of time can make your travels smoother and help you avoid problems. Talk to your health care provider or visit a travel...

  • Special Topic

    Vaccines (immunizations) - overview

    Immunization is a process to initiate or augment resistance to an infectious disease. The goal of immunization is to prevent, and in some cases eradicate, potentially serious, life-threatening diseases.

    Vaccines are used to boost your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases.

  • Special Topic

    Vacuum-assisted delivery

    During vacuum assisted vaginal delivery, the doctor or midwife will use a vacuum (also called a vacuum extractor) to help move the baby through the birth...

  • Special Topic

    Vagina

    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.

    The vagina is the female body part that connects the womb (uterus) and cervix to the outside of the body.

  • Special Topic

    Vaginal birth after C-section

    VBAC

  • Disease

    Vaginal bleeding - hormonal

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

    Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is abnormal bleeding from the vagina that is due to changes in hormone levels. It is bleeding that is NOT caused...

  • Symptoms

    Vaginal bleeding between periods

    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.

    This article discusses vaginal bleeding that occurs between a woman’s monthly menstrual periods. Such bleeding may be called “intermenstrual...

  • Self-Care Instructions

    Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy

    Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is any discharge of blood from the vagina. It can happen any time from conception (when the egg is fertilized) to the end...

  • Self-Care Instructions

    Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy

    One out of 10 women will have vaginal bleeding during their third trimester. At times, it may be a sign of a more serious problem. In the last few months of...

  • Symptoms

    Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

    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.

    Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is any discharge of blood from the vagina during pregnancy.