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Vaginal bleeding between periods
Alternative name(s): bleeding between periods; metrorrhagia; spotting; periods, menstrual - bleeding between
Definition: Metrorrhagia is uterine bleeding that occurs irregularly between menstrual periods.
Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy
Alternative name(s): pregnancy - vaginal bleeding; maternal blood loss
Definition: Any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy.
Alternative name(s): inclusion cyst; Gartner's duct cyst
Definition: A closed sac on or under the vaginal lining that contains fluid or semisolid material.
Alternative name(s): itching in the vaginal area; vulvae itching; pruritus vulvae
Definition: Persistent itching of the vagina and frequently the surrounding area (vulva).
Alternative name(s): vaginal cancer; cancer of the vagina; tumor - vaginal
Definition: There are few malignant (cancerous) vaginal tumors. The most common adenocarcinoma (sarcoma botryoides) of the vagina has been found with increased frequency in pubertal females whose mothers took diethylstilbestrol during the pregnancy.
Vaginal yeast infection
Alternative name(s): yeast infection of the vagina; candidiasis; monilial vaginitis
Definition: A vaginal infection caused by the fungal organism, Candida albicans.
Alternative name(s): unconsummated marriage
Definition: An involuntary spasm of the musculature surrounding the vagina so that it closes, causing penetration to be difficult and painful, or impossible.
Causes, incidence and risk factors:
This is considered a sexual dysfunction and psychosomatic condition. It may result from past sexual trauma, strong inhibitions about sex stemming from strict religious orthodoxy, as a secondary conditioned reaction to painful intercourse experiences, and less frequently as a reaction to male sexual dysfunction or due to a fundamental homosexual orientation in the woman. Vaginismus is seen only occasionally.
Women with varying degrees of vaginismus are usually phobic regarding coitus and penetration, and intercourse is usually painful. However, this does not mean that they are necessarily frigid. Many are very sexually responsive and may have orgasms through clitoral stimulation. Many women with vaginismus seek sexual contact and sexual play as long as vaginal penetration is avoided.
Alternative name(s): varicose veins within the scrotum
Definition: Dilation (enlargement) of the veins along the spermatic cord (vas deferens).
Alternative name(s): varicosity; varicosis
Definition: Enlarged, twisted veins with nonfunctioning valves.
Definition: A chronic running nose (rhinitis) that is characterized by intermittent (coming and going) episodes of sneezing, watery nasal drainage (rhinorrhea), and blood vessel congestion of the nasal mucus membranes. There appears to be a hypersensitive response to stimuli such as a dry atmosphere, air pollutants, spicy foods, alcohol, strong emotions, and some medications.