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SHS Med Term

Female Reproductive System Terms & Abbreviations

Amenorrhea Absence of menstrual discharge
Cervicitis Inflammation of the cervix
Copitis Inflammation of the vagina
Dysmenorrhea Painful menstrual discharge
Endocervicitis Inflammation of the inner lining of the cervix
Endometritis Inflammation of the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium)
Hematosalpinx Blood in the fallopian tube
Hydrosalpinx Water in the fallopian tube
Hysteratresia Closure of the uterus ( uterine cavity)
Mastitis Inflammation of the breast
Menometrorrhagia Rapid flow of bleeding from the uterus at and between menstruation
Metrorrhea Excessive discharge from the uterus
Myometritis Inflammation of the uterine muscle (myometrium)
Oophoritis Inflammation of the ovary
Perimetritis Inflammation surrounding (outer layer) of the uterus (perimetrium)
Pyosalpinx Pus in the fallopian tube
Salpingitis Inflammation of the fallopian tube
Salpingocele Hernia of the fallopian tube
Vulvovaginitis Inflammation of the vulva and vagina
Adenomyosis Growth of endometrium into the muscular portion of the uterus
Endometriosis Abnormal condition in which endometrial tissue occurs in various areas in the pelvic cavity
Fibroid tumor Benign fibroid tumor of the uterine muscle (myoma)
Pelvic inflammatory disease Inflammation of the female pelvic organs (PID)
Prolapsed uterus Downward displacement of the uterus in the vagina (hysteroptosis)
Vesicovaginal fistula Opening between the bladder and the vigina
Cervicectomy Excision of the cervix
Colpoperineorrhaphy Suture of the vagina and perineum
Colpoplasty Plastic repair of the vagina
Colporrhaphy Suture of the vagina
Episioperineoplasty Plastic repair of the vulva and perineium
Episiorrhaphy Suture of the vulva
Hymenectomy Excision of the hymen
Hysterectomy Excision of the uterus
Hymenotomy Incision of the hymen
Hysteropexy Surgical fixation of the uterus
Hysterosalpingo-oohorectomy excision of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries
Mammoplasty Plastic repair of the breasts
Mastectomy Surgical removal of a breast
Oophorectomy Excision of an ovary
Oophorosalpinectomy Excision of the ovary and fallopian tube
Perineiorrhaphy Suture of the perineium
Salpingectomy Excision of a fallopian tube
Salpingostomy Creation of an artificial opening in a fallopian tube
Vulvectomy Excision of the vulva
A & P anterior and posterior colporrhaphy
D & C dilation and curettage
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
CX cervix
EMB endometrial biopsy
gyn gynocology
PMP previous menstrual period
LMP last menstrual period
PMS premenstrual syndrome
TSS toxic shock syndrome
BSE breast self examination
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
Mx mastectomy
Myomectomy Excision of a fibroid tumor (myoma) from uterus
Tubal ligation Closure of the fallopian tubes for sterilization
Colposcope Instrument used for visual examination of the vagina and cervix
Colposcopy Visual examination of the vagina and cervix
Culdocentesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the Douglas cul-de-sac
Culdoscope Instrument used for visual examination of the Douglas cul-de-sac
Culdoscopy Visual examination of the Douglas cul-de-sac
Hysterosalpingogram X-ray film of the uterus and the fallopian tubes
Hysteroscope Instrument used for visual examination of the uterus
Hysteroscopy Visual examination of the uterus
Mammography Process of recording (x-ray) of the breast
Mammogram X-ray of the breast
Colpagia Pain in the vagina
Gynecologist Physician who specializes in gynecology
Gynecology Branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the female reproductive system
Gynopathic Pertaining to disease of women
Leukoorhea White discharge from the vagina
Mastalgia Pain in the breast
Mastoptosis Sagging breast
Menarche Beginning of nenstruation
Oligomenorrhea Scanty menstrual flow
Vulvovaginal Pertaining to the vulva and the vagina
Dyspareunia Difficult or painful intercourse
Menopause Cessation of menstruation
Speculum Instrument for opening a body cavity to allow visual inspection
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