Introduction Dermoid cysts of the ovary are also referred as ovarian teratomas. These types of ovarian cyst can occur at any age. These are slow-growing tumors occur from infancy to the postmenopausal years, but the prime age of detection is in the childbearing years. More than 50% of benign teratomas are discovered in women between…

Hysterectomy Hysterectomy is a common gynecological procedure which involves removal of uterus. It does not necessarily mean removal of the ovaries. As the main functions of the uterus are reproduction and menstruation, a hysterectomy would therefore mean you no longer can bear children nor have menstruation. What are the reasons or indications for hysterectomy? There are…

Polyps inside the uterus (endometrial polyps) can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular bleeding between normal periods, or abnormal bleeding after menopause. For women of reproductive age, polyps can cause difficulty in conceiving or falling pregnant. In some women, the polyps do not cause any symptoms. These women only know that they may have polyp after…

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