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Normally, endometrial tissue is found only inside the uterus; the tissue leaves the body during menstruation. In endometriosis, endometrial-like tissue is found outside the uterus, on organs in the abdomen or pelvis, for example.
Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. They are one of the most common benign uterine tumors among women. In fact, some studies suggest that 25% - 75% of all women may have fibroids, although only about 20% ever have symptoms.
Hyperemesis is a severe type of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Although many pregnant women have morning sickness, for some, it’s much more intense. There is no cure for hyperemesis, but it's temporary, and there are ways to manage it.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary. During the menstrual cycle, it’s normal for the ovaries to make cysts. Most are small and benign (non-cancerous); larger cysts, however, can cause pain and other problems.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the organs in your pelvis like a sling — for women, these organs include the bladder, uterus and rectum. Pelvic floor disorders occur when you’re unable to control these muscles.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), described by some as a "woman's hernia," can be an uncomfortable and bothersome condition. The condition occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, vagina or lower bowel) are stretched, thinned out or torn. As a result of that, one or more of the pelvic organs may slip out of place, or "prolapse."
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation, and occurs in 10 to 15 percent of all known pregnancies. When pregnancy loss occurs two or more times in a row, it may be called recurrent miscarriage or recurrent pregnancy loss.