Category: Gynecology

HPV Test versus Pap Test in Cervical Cancer Screening: which is better?

Dr Filiberto Di Prospero

In past years it was discovered that some Human Papilloma Virus (14 HPV types identified) are responsible for cervical cancer. This evidence led for the first time in medicine to have an effective vaccine against cancer but undoubtedly led to important changes on secondary prevention and diagnostics to. Although HPV infections are extremely common in women under…

FOCUS ON CANDIDA, TRICHOMONAS, BACTERIA AND ATROPHIC VAGINITIS

vaginal candidiasis

In this article we are speaking about one of the most important parts of gynecology, the vaginitis. The VAGINA is a virtual channel (distensible) that communicates externally with external genitalia and internally with the Cervix; reproductive organ pelvic and median learn specifically devoted to sexuality and the passage of the fetus during birth. It is…

Pelvic Pain

pelvic pain

In this article we explain the possible causes of Lower Abdomen (Pelvis) Localized Pain.  Many women experience Pelvis Pain at least once in their life, both acutely or chronically and symptoms length it is very important to identifying the cause. ACUTE PELVIC PAIN (of short duration) can also be particularly intense and generates a lot…

The Mycotic Vaginitis – CANDIDA VAGINITIS

Candida Albicans

CANDIDA VAGINITIS (Vaginal Thrush or Vulvovaginitis) is a real infectious genital torment for many women. About 5% of the entire adult female population has 4 or more episodes of vulvovaginal mycotic during the year. Candida although in small concentrations is normally present in the Vagina along with other bacteria (more numerous), in particular Doderlein Bacillus; all…

Uterine Fibroids Treatments: do you Know the Best Choice?

myomectomy and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid (or Uterine Leiomyoma) is one of the most frequent benign disease of female genitalia. Its incidence is particularly high after the 40, but it does not spare women even at an early age. It is a localized or widespread proliferation of uterine muscle fiber cells capable of determining important uterine deformation, sometimes so…

Amenorrhea and absent or rare periods

woman with missed period

When a lack of menstruation exceeds a period of 3 months is called AMENORRHEA. Primary Amenorrhea is the condition in which the patient has never been a spontaneous menstrual bleeding and Secondary Amenorrhea when absence of menstruation takes over after a period of spontaneous flows. Excluding pregnancy, SECONDARY Amenorrhea’s (missed menstrual period) causes are especially endocrinological: among…

Heavy, Prolonged or Frequent Menstruation: what to do?

menstrual cycle

Do you have abundant menstruation? We explain the possible causes and solutions… Menstruation is the typical genital bleeding that affects all women with a cadence of about 28 days (menstrual cycle) during their reproductive years, a fairly large ranging from Menarche until the age of Menopause. It is the Endometrium cyclic disintegration, the mucous membrane…

Alternatives to Hysterectomy

hysterectomy

A recent article appeared in the prestigious journal “Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology” puts the spotlight on Hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus). This is a surgery that, although has seen a significant reduction in incidence, is still one of the most common gynecological interventions. Surgery of the uterus can be performed via abdomen or vagina:…

Dyspareunia: know the causes can help you!

dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is the pain that some women experience during sexual intercourses. Loving, making love, have sexual intercourse is good. It also appears that beneficial effects of a good sexual activity are not only psychological, but also physical. Some studies have shown that it can even extend the life span and someone has tried to quantify this…

Menstrual Pain: what are the origins?

menstrual pain

MENSTRUAL PAIN is a very common and sometimes debilitating pelvic pain called Algomenorrhea or Dysmenorrhea. Clinical picture ranges from very mild forms (the most common) to forms so intense to hamper normal activities and require use of medicines. Dysmenorrhea or Algomenorrhea symptoms are characterized by pelvic pain sometimes associated with nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache and…