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Allergy & immunology, Paediatrics

What are vaccines? Vaccines are a series of biological products that are composed of a set of inactive or weakened microorganisms. These microorganisms are injected into the body as a preventative measure for infectious diseases and allergies. There are different types of vaccines and each one is designed to show the immune system how to fight against specific viruses. Once the vaccine...

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Vacuum therapy

Aesthetic medicine

What is vacuum therapy? Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive treatment to combat severe cellulite. It is carried out using suction devices that drain the adipose tissue and move the fat towards the lymphatic system. Vacuum therapy also helps to eliminate fat, it has an exfoliating effect, provides elasticity to the skin and relaxes the...

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Vaginal cysts

Urology, Obstetrics & gynaecology

What are vaginal cysts? A vaginal cyst is a benign sac-like growth filled with air, fluid or pus that develops in the vaginal wall. Most develop on or under the lining of the vagina.Some vaginal cysts are so small that they can’t be seen by the naked eye. Others can grow much larger to the size of an orange.

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Vaginal cytology

Clinical analysis, Internal medicine

What is analysed? Vaginal cytology involves the microscopic examination of cells collected from the vagina. This process focuses on identifying and studying the cellular composition, looking for any abnormalities or irregularities. What does the result mean? Interpreting the...

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Vaginal dryness

Obstetrics & gynaecology, Aesthetic medicine , Urology

What is vaginal dryness? Vaginal dryness occurs due to a decrease in the levels of oestrogen hormones that keep the vaginalubricatedand preventany kind of pathology. When oestrogen levels are low, the vaginal lining shrinks and thickens, impeding lubrication. Vaginal dryness is a disorder that occurs frequently...

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Vaginal problems

Paediatric urology, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Urology, GP (general practitioner)

What arevaginal problems? The most common vaginal problems are: Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs); Dryness; Pelvic floor...

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Vaginal prolapse

Obstetrics & gynaecology, Urology

What is vaginal prolapse? Vaginal prolapse, also called pelvis organ prolapse (POP), is when the muscles that support the organs in the pelvis weaken and one or more of the organs begins to bulge into and even out of the vagina. Organs that can prolapse in this way include: Bladder Uterus Urethra Rectum (end of...

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Vaginal ring

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is the vaginal ring? The vaginal ring, also known as the contraceptive ring, is a contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy. The ring sits inside the vagina and releases continuous doses of oestrogen and progestogen into the bloodstream...

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Psychology, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Fertility specialist, Genitourinary Medicine

What is vaginismus? Vaginismus is a condition where the muscles in the vagina spasm and tighten involuntarily in response to sexual penetration, gynaecological examination or insertion of a tampon. The tightening or even closing of the vagina is completely unconscious, like the reflex of the eye shutting when something...

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Obstetrics & gynaecology, Ozone therapy

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is the inflammation of the vagina and vulva, causing itching, pain or discomfort and discharge. It is one of the most frequent gynaecological problems and it is estimated that ninety per centof women will suffer from some form of vaginitis throughout...

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