Frigidity

Frigid is a term now outdated, but usually intended to describe a woman who is unable to experience any pleasure or arousal from sexual stimulation. Anorgasmiais a term used to indicate an inability to have an orgasm. Frigidity is usually a psychological problem and not a physical one, and may…

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH or follitropin) is a sex hormone produced naturally in the pituitary gland under the brain. It acts with luteinising hormone to stimulate the production of eggs in women (ovulation) and sperm in men.  The level of FSH in blood can be measured. The normal ranges are:- Before…

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Flush – Abnormal

A flush is a brief episode of facial redness and warmth. Many people have a facial flush (redness and hot feeling) when they are embarrassed and this is a completely normal characteristic, particularly in women with fine skin. Abnormal flushes may occur occasionally or may be almost constant. The menopause is…

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Fibroids in Uterus

The uterus (womb) is made up of muscular, fibrous and glandular tissue. After childbirth, the uterus shrinks back to its usual size, but the stress on the uterus during pregnancy may result in some minor injury to the fibrous tissue in its wall, and after the uterus shrinks, it may repair…

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Fertility

Fertility is the ability of either a man or woman to conceive a child. It commences with puberty, rapidly reaches a peak, then slowly declines to the menopause in women and at a later age, the andropause in men. Even if a woman is menstruating regularly at the age of 50,…

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