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Disorders of the female reproductive system

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Vaginitis
Infection or irritation. Could be considered and STI.
Endometriosis
when the lining from the uterus grows outside the uterus and into the pelvic cavity
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
A bacterial infection typically linked to tampon use.
sterility
a condition were man or woman is not able to make a baby
infertility
a condition were a man or woman is having difficulties producing a child and needs medical help usually through medications to help the process.
Ovarian Cysts
grow on the inside of the ovaries. are common in woman of all ages but usually diaper on their own. large cysts may be painful and need to be removed surgically.
Cervical Cancer
can be found though a Pap Smear test (cells of the cervix are tested). This is a very common cancer of the female reproductive system.
Breast cancer
second leading cause of death for women. Lumps or thickening of the breast tissue (see Dr.)