Center for Young Women's Health | Conditions and Treatments


Overview Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands located in the middle layer of the skin. In acne, the sebaceous glands are clogged, which leads to pimples and cysts....

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What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways in the lungs to narrow and swell, making it difficult to breath. Every-day triggers in the environment, such as weather, dust,...

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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Is your son a constant bundle of energy … always moving, unable to sit still, even for a few moments? Is your daughter easily distracted and forgetful, tending to frequently “have her head in the...

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What is endometriosis? A woman has endometriosis when the tissue that normally lines her uterus, the endometrium, grows in other places, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or pelvic tissue. This...

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Eating Disorder

From TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” to celebrity diets and infomercials touting “two-minute abs,” America is obsessed with how we look. So it’s sad but not surprising that a negative body image is...

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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Thanks to widespread (and now universal) childhood vaccination, the number of new cases of hepatitis B in the United States has dropped dramatically in the last two decades. However, there are still...

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Human Parainfluenza Viruses (HPIV)

Overview Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV) are a group of viruses that cause different types of respiratory infections and are most common in children and babies. infections range from the common...

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Labial Hypertrophy

Overview The labia are basically two fat pads to protect a woman's clitoris and vagina from trauma. Labial hypertrophy is a harmless condition in which one or both sides of the labia grow to larger...

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Labial Hypoplasia

Overview The labia are basically two fat pads to protect a woman's clitoris and vagina from trauma. Labial hypoplasia is a harmless condition in which one or both sides of the labia don't form...

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Ovarian Mass / Ovarian Tumor in Adolescents

Ovarian masses in infants, young girls and adolescents are enlargements of the ovaries – the organs that store and release eggs, and that produce female hormones. These masses may be cysts or tumors,...

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Pelvic Pain

Overview Adolescent girls and women frequently experience pain in the region below the belly button and between the hips, commonly called pelvic pain. Depending on the cause of the discomfort, pelvic...

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Overview As many as 75 percent of girls and women experience unpleasant symptoms or painful pelvic cramps before or during their monthly menstrual cycle, called premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some girls...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases spread through sexual contact. These infections are very common, especially among young people. The United States has some of the highest rates of...

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Overview Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It is a common gynecological problem found in females of all ages. Most females will have at least one form at some point in...

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