Women’s Health

Sumana Koduri, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin urogynecologist, talks about pelvic pain - causes, symptoms, treatments, and relief at home....

What is it? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are a group of infections that are spread through sexual intercourse. While they are often spread through sexual contact, they can also be spread through intravenous drug use, childbirth, and breastfeeding. STDs can be...

What is it? As we age, our bones become weaker, less dense and more fragile. A condition called osteoporosis may eventually develop. People with osteoporosis are at increased risk of suffering from bone fractures. Their bones have low mass and poor quality and they can easily...

What is it? Pelvic organ prolapse is when the bladder, uterus and/or rectum start pushing into a women’s vagina. This can cause bulging of the vaginal walls and can be more severe so that a woman may actually start seeing the bulging inside of her vagina...

What is it? Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area between your hips and below your belly button that lasts 6 months or longer. Approximately 10 to 20% of women of childbearing age suffer with this condition. What are the Symptoms? Pelvic pain can present in a...

What is it? Contraception is the use of medications, devices or techniques to prevent pregnancy. It is an important topic for many women and their families.  Deciding if, when and how many children to have is a personal decision but we can help you learn about...

What are ovarian cysts? Ovarian cysts are masses on the ovaries that can contain fluid or tissue. Ovarian cysts are very common because a woman having regular menses develops a cyst on her ovary every month before she ovulates (corpus luteum cyst). This is a normal...

What is it? Fibroids are non-cancerous masses that grow on the uterus. They can grow on the outside wall of the uterus (subserosal), be contained within the wall of the uterus (intramural) or can push into the lining of the uterus (submucous). They are most common...

What Is It? The average interval between menstrual periods is between 28-30 days. But, it is normal to have periods anywhere from 21 days apart to 35 days apart. Menstrual cycles occurring less that 21 days apart or more than 35 days apart are considered abnormal. A...

What is a Pap test? The Pap test or Pap smear is a test to screen for cancer of the cervix (the neck of the uterus). It involves a vaginal examination to look at the cervix and brushing the surface to collect cells. The cells are...