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Uterus

 

The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.Uterus

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Vaginal tumors
Hormone therapy
Hydatidiform mole
Endometrial biopsy
Retroversion of the uterus
Vaginal cysts
Colposcopy - directed biopsy
Asherman syndrome
Vaginal yeast infection
Painful menstrual periods
Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva
Vaginal dryness alternative treatments
Ectopic pregnancy
Pap smear
Vaginal discharge
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Uterine prolapse
Pregnancy - identifying fertile days
Atrophic vaginitis
Chlamydia infections in women
Endometrial cancer
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Ovarian cysts
Vagina
Cervical polyps
Cervix
Ovarian cancer
Vaginitis test - wet mount
Culture - endocervix
Vaginal bleeding between periods
Transvaginal ultrasound
Vulva
Vaginal itching
Hysterectomy
Cervical dysplasia
Hysterosalpingography
Uterine fibroids
Cervicitis
Vaginismus

Review Date: 6/7/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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