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Ten Common Gynecological Complaints in the US

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Menstrual disorders: These disorders can include heavy or irregular periods, painful periods, and absence of periods. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances and structural abnormalities. It is estimated that up to 25% of women experience menstrual disorders.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain can have a variety of causes, including endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and ovarian cysts. It is estimated that up to 15% of women experience chronic pelvic pain.

Vaginal infections: Infections, such as yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, are common among women and can cause discomfort and itching. It is estimated that up to 75% of women will experience at least one vaginal infection in their lifetime.

Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that can cause heavy periods and pelvic pain. They are most common among women in their 30s and 40s. It is estimated that up to 80% of women will have uterine fibroids by age 50.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause irregular periods, acne, and weight gain. It affects up to 10% of women of childbearing age.

Endometriosis: Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it, causing pain and discomfort. It is estimated that up to 10% of women of reproductive age have endometriosis.

Ovarian cysts: These are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the ovaries. They are common and usually harmless, but can cause pain and discomfort. It is estimated that up to 8% of women will have ovarian cysts in their lifetime.

Pelvic organ prolapse: This occurs when the muscles and tissues supporting the vagina weaken or stretch, causing it to drop down. This can cause discomfort and affect the quality of life. It is estimated that up to 50% of women may experience some degree of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime.

Gynecologic cancers: Gynecologic cancers, such as ovarian, cervical, and endometrial, can be serious and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. It is estimated that over 100,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer each year.

Sexual dysfunction: Sexual dysfunction can include a variety of issues, such as pain during intercourse, decreased libido, and difficulty achieving orgasm. These issues can have a significant impact on quality of life. It is estimated that up to 40% of women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives.

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