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Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

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What is dilation and curettage DC DC is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is opened dilated and a thin instrument is inserted into the uterus This instrument is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus curettage Special Procedures What is dilation and curettage DampC Why is a Dam...

February 2016

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Heart Health for Women

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What is heart disease The vessels that supply blood to the heart are called the coronary arteries The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease This disease is a narrowing of blood vessels to the heart by the buildup of plaque Plaque is a fatty substance that forms in the arter...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening (Infographic)

PFSI009 Your obgyn or other health care professional takes a sample of cervical cells and sends them to a lab for testing For a Pap test the sample is tested to see if abnormal cells are present For an HPV test the sample is tested for infection with HPV types linked to cancer If you are younger t...

February 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

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What causes back pain during pregnancy The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

January 2016

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

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Why are tests done during pregnancy A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complications for you and your fetus Pregnancy Why are tests done during pregnancynbsp What tests are done early...

January 2016

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

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What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for a virus called human papillomavirus HPV see FAQ085 Cervical Cancer Screening Gynecologic ...

January 2016

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Annual Well-Woman Exam Infographic

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

December 2015

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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

December 2015

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Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

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How common is nausea and vomiting of pregnancy Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a very common condition Although nausea and vomiting of pregnancy often is called morning sickness it can occur at any time of the day Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy usually is not harmful to the developing baby b...

December 2015

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

December 2015

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