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In order to understand how your disease affects your body, it's helpful to understand what role the hormones and female reproductive organs play. Here is basic information on what happens.
  1. Hormones (10)

The Endocrine System
The endocrine system plays a large role in our normal everyday functioning. Learn everything you need to know about the endocrine system here.

Skene Glands
Skene glands are specialized glands in the female body. Learn more about them here.

What are the Labia?
The labia are two sets of skin folds which envelop and protect the vaginal and urethral openings. Learn more about the labia here.

Your First Period - What is the Story of Your First Period
For a teen, getting her first period is a life changing event. Read stories of other women's first period here!

The Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system is an integral part of the propagation of the human species. Learn everything you need to know about the female reproductive system here.

What is the Vagina?
The vagina is a crucial pathway between the uterus and outside of the body. Besides functioning as the birth canal, the vagina also passes cervical mucus, menstrual fluid and other secretions to the outside of the body.

What is the Uterus?
The uterus is a crucial part of the female reproductive system. Get a full description of the uterus, including anatomy, function, role in pregnancy and what having a tipped uterus means here.

What do the Ovaries Do?
The ovaries are a very important part of a woman's reproductive system. Learn here about the ovaries role in growth and reproduction.

Cushings Syndrome
Cushings Syndrome is one of the major diseases that the doctor will try to rule out when working up a patient with PCOS. Learn more about PCOS and Cushings Syndrome.

Thyroid Disease
Gives a basic overview of the two major types of thyroid disease - hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
A description of late onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, one of the most commonly considered diseases in diagnosing PCOS. Read about it's causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Gives a basic overview of hyperprolactinemia; a condition caused by elevated prolactin levels. Describes causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia.

The Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle is a very important part of female reproductive function. Every month, the female body goes through a series of changes, geared toward preparing the body for pregnancy and childbirth. It is responsible for producing and releasing the egg, which will contribute half of the genetic material in an embryo.

Track your Menstrual Cycle
This tool will help you track your monthly cycle each month. It also has calculators to help you predict when each of your next periods will be.

Estradiol is a form of estrogen that is commonly measured during infertility treatment. Get more information about estradiol here.

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