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THE 5 MOST COMMON GYNECOLOGICAL DISEASES

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Proper women’s health involves knowing what Gynecological disease are more likely to affect you and knowing how to prevent them. Take a look at this list of the top five gynecological diseases and prepare yourself with the knowledge on how to prevent them.

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  1. Cervical erosion

 Cervical erosion more than often does not manifest with any symptoms. It can be a hard one to pin down. Only frequent visits to the gynecologist will prevent you from being unaware that you are suffering from cervical erosion. Prolonged time without proper treatment can lead to the development of chronic pelvic inflammatory diseases and infertility. You want to seriously prevent erosion that causes your cervix to take a malignant formation. This will cause tremendous problems. For this reason, it is important to identify this ailment as soon as possible.

  1. Colpitis

This insidious disease comes in the form of inflammation of the vaginal mucosa. The inflammation is oftentimes caused by certain bacteria contracted from an active sex life. This bacterium can come from chlamydia, trichomonads, mycoplasmas, streptococci, staphylococcus, hemophilic rod, candida, gonococcus, etc.  Maintaining safe sex practices will eliminate your chances of contracting Colpitis. Speak to your OBGYN if you feel that you are developing inflammation in the areas surrounding your pelvis, lower abdomen, and ovaries.

  1. Uterine Myoma

This is considered to be what is known as a benign tumor that develops on the muscular layer of your uterus. The exact causes of a Myoma in the uterus are unknown. However, doctors have speculated a few of the reasons below may lead to a uterine myoma.

  • Lack of delivery and breastfeeding by age 30
  • Later onset of menstruation
  • Abortion
  • Improperly selected birth control pills
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Excess weight and lack of physical activity
  • Constant stress
  1. Adnexitis

Adnexitis causes inflammation in the fallopian tubes or the ovaries. This inflammation can lead to infertility in about one in every fifth woman who contracts Adnexitis. Adnexitis originally occurs due to microorganisms inside of a woman’s body. Returning to an active sex life after having a baby too soon can also cause Adnexitis.

It is recommended that you seek immediate help if you feel that you have inflammation in the pelvic or uterine area. This is known to be one of the most common gynecological diseases both in its frequency of occurrence and number of cases. If you are experiencing the urge to urinate, fever, pain during sex, and back pain, seek out your OBGYN immediately.

  1. Endometriosis

This is a common gynecological disease that affects many women. What is happening when you have endometriosis, is the cells that typically develop inside your uterus are now developing outside of your uterus. This can be triggered by any number of birth complications or other complications associated with delivering a baby. Also, fibroids and being a victim of frequent infections can lead you to develop endometriosis.

These are the most common gynecological diseases that affect women. With frequent checkups and paying constant attention to the signals your body is sending you, you can prevent the onset of major problems.

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