Category Archives: Gynecology

Causes of Having Fluid in the Pouch of Douglas

Pouch of Douglas Pouch of douglas is a peritoneal fold present behind the uterus. It lies between the uterus and the rectum. It is present only in females. How is it formed? All our visceral organs are carefully packed inside and covered by a membranous layer, called the peritoneum. As this membranes covers the internal […]

Spotting or Bleeding After Menopause

Postmenopausal Bleeding If you are a postmenopausal lady and you’re getting any bleeding or spotting from down there, you need to get that investigated. Never ignore this sign. It could be something serious. What Is Being Post-menopausal? Menopause is defined as the phase of life after a female ends her reproductive career. It is featured […]

Vulva Burning Sensation and Pain – Vulvodynia

Vulva Burning Sensation – Causes and Treatment It is also called vulvodynia. This is a common problem affecting many women, almost all age groups. The condition is characterized by pain in the vulva. Burning sensation or itching may or may not be accompanied. However, on examination, there is no obvious cause of the symptoms. There […]

Vaginal Eczema

Vulval and Vaginal Eczema Eczema is a skin condition characterized by irritation and itching of the skin. It can occur anywhere over the body, but usually affects the exposed areas of the body. Eczema is common over the vagina and the vulva also. All age groups are equally prone to this condition. Types Eczema is […]

Vaginal Gas and Flatulence

Vaginal Gas The expulsion of air from the vaginal opening is called vaginal fart or vaginal gas. It may also be referred as vaginal wind. Having vaginal wind is very common. Every second woman may get it, especially after she has kids. The problem is rare in virgins. It occurs in women who have one […]

Menopause – Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of Menopause and Their Management Just as puberty is a transition phase between your childhood and adulthood, menopause is the transition from active reproductive phase of life towards reproductive retirement. Medically, it is defined as cessation (or stoppage) of menstrual cycles. Doctors declare a lady as menopausal if she has had no menses since […]

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID)

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) This is a broad term encompassing infections of the female reproductive organs, including the ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix or the vagina. The infection is in the pelvic region of the female, hence the term. Most infections are transferred upwards during sexual activities via the vaginal canal. Therefore, many STDs are […]

Lump Coming Out From the Vagina

Mass Coming Out of Vaginal Opening There are various causes that may lead to the protrusion of tissue through vaginal orifice. Here are some important ones: Bartholin’s Cyst On either side of the vaginal opening are present small lubricating glands called bartholin’s glands. They function by secreting a lubricating fluid which keeps the vagina moist […]

Causes of Virilization and Hirsutism in Women

Reasons Leading to Virilization in Women Virilization refers to an abnormal development of male physiological characteristics in females. This may include excessive hair growth known as hirsutism. Let’s discuss briefly the mechanism and causes of virilization and hirsutism in women. Detection of cause is made on the basis of symptoms and age group. A general […]