Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 stress may be worsening endometriosis symptoms

Patients with endometriosis reported worse symptoms and impaired mental well-being, during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in Reproduction and Fertility. The research indicates that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How to treat painful bladder syndrome

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 45-year-old woman with urinary challenges, including feeling the frequent urge to empty my bladder. My primary doctor said I might have interstitial cystitis and suggested I see a urogynecologist. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: It's not just painful periods

Chronic pelvic pain—typically during menstruation—is the most common indication of endometriosis, an incurable inflammatory condition that can cause infertility, an expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in five Americans has an STD: CDC

According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Cannabis to treat gynecological conditions

A significant number of women would consider using cannabis to treat gynecological conditions, primarily gynecological pain. Women with a history of cannabis use are reported in a study in Journal of Women's Health.

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