This type of cyst occurs when the duct of the Bartholin's gland becomes blocked, resulting in the development of a fluid-filled cyst. The Bartholin's glands are a pair of glands between the vagina and the vulva that produce lubrication when they are stimulated.
This condition is the abnormal growth of cells on the cervix's surface. Considered a precancerous condition, it is typically the result of a sexually transmitted infection with the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV.
Also referred as a cervical insufficiency, this is a condition that occurs when weak cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or possibly loss of the fetus in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.
This condition is a rare ovarian tumor characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue that comprises more than 50 percent of the tumor’s overall mass. The tumor can be benign or malignant and is often treated with surgery.
A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which then is tested in the lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically order a biopsy when another medical test suggests that the body tissue is not normal.
Colposcopy is a procedure used to examine the vulva, cervix and vagina for signs of disease. Often ordered after an abnormal pap test, tissue is collected from the cervix and sent for laboratory testing.
A pap test is performed during a pelvic exam. A physician inserts a speculum into the opening of the vagina in order to examine the cervix and vagina. The cervix is then swabbed in order to test for cancer cells.
This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed near the female reproductive organs through an incision in the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections. Tissue can also be biopsied during the procedure.