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Glossary

  • A

    • Areola

      Dark colored skin that surrounds the nipple on the breast

    • Anovulation

      Absence of ovulation

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  • B

    • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

      Most common vaginal infection in women which happen when the normal vagina bacterial are not well balanced as a result of douching for example. Symptoms include odor, vaginal discharge, burning or pain when urinating. Bacterial vaginosis can be asymptomatic as well.

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  • C

    • Chlamydia

      Asymptomatic in most of the case this common sexually transmitted disease can cause damage to women reproductive organs

    • Cervix

      The lower part of the uterus and forms a canal that opens into the vagina and which leads to the outside of the body

    • Candidiasis or vaginal yeast infection

      Is not contagious. Overgrowth of the existing yeast in the vagina may occur affecting the good bacteria balance. This brings the vagina's defense down and an infection happens. Some ways to prevent candidiasis are to eat healthy, avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics, and wash daily with a gentle feminine wash

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  • E

    • Estrogen

      Group of female hormones responsible for breast and secondary sex characteristics development in women. Estrogen together with other hormone is important to prepare woman body for pregnancy. Estrogens are produced partly in the ovaries

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  • G

    • Genitalia

      The organs of reproduction, esp. the external organs

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  • P

    • pH

      PH is the measure of the hydrogen concentration of a solution or  the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution. pH of 7 is neutral, pH below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline

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  • V

    • Vulva

      Consists of the external genital organs of the female mamma

    • Vaginitis

      Inflammation of the vagina that may induce discharge, itching and pain.

    • Vaginal Discharge

      Biological fluids contained within or expelled from the vagina. It can be of various colors, (whitish, yellowish or greenish).While most discharge is normal and can reflect the various stages of the menstrual cycle, some discharge can be a result of an infection, such as a sexually transmitted disease.

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