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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

A common chronic digestive disorder that causes stomach acid or acidic stomach contents to come back into the esophagus in a process known as acid reflux.

Generalized anxiety disorder

A mood disorder characterized by excessive, ongoing anxiety that impedes everyday activities.

Genital psoriasis

An autoimmune inflammation issue that results in red skin with thick, shiny scaling around the genitals.

Genital ulcer disease

A disease in which ulcerating lesions develop on the penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, perineum or perianal skin.

Giant fibroadenomas

Solid, noncancerous breast lumps larger than 2 inches that may need to be removed to avoid pressing on other breast tissue.

Gonadotropins

A common fertility drug that is injected to stimulate an ovary directly to produce more than one egg.

Groin (inguinal) hernia

A condition in which weakness in the muscle wall above the testicles allows a portion of the intestine to bulge through, pushing its way into the scrotum.

G-spot

A female erogenous zone partly located 2 inches inside the top wall of the vaginal canal on most women, just behind the pubic bone.

Gummy bear breast implant

A breast implant filled with a silicone gel that is thicker than the gel inside traditional silicone implants, which enables it to maintain its shape even if the outer shell is broken.

Gynecology

The branch of medicine that specializes in women’s health, especially as it affects the reproductive system.

Gynecomastia

Swelling of male breast tissue due to a hormone imbalance.