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Uterine Fibroids

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What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary greatly. They may be present inside the uterus, on its outer surface or with...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex? Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary problem; for others, it is a long-term problem. Gynecologic Problems How common is painful ...

May 2011

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Your Sexual Health

FAQ072

What causes sexual problems in women? Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following: Aging—A woman's libido (another term for interest in and desire for sex) and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age. This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern, but...

May 2011

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Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)

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When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. Especially For Teens When should I have my first gyneco...

May 2011

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Cesarean Birth (C-section)

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What is cesarean birth? Cesarean birth is the delivery of a baby through incisions made in the mother's abdomen and uterus. Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care What is cesarean birth? What are the reasons for cesarean birth? Is a cesarean birth necessary if I have had a prev...

May 2011

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Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)

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What is cancer of the uterus? Normally, healthy cells that make up the body's tissues grow, divide, and replace themselves on a regular basis. This keeps the body healthy. Sometimes certain cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control. When this occurs, growths or tumors begin to for...

May 2011

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How to Tell When Labor Begins

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What happens when labor begins? As labor begins, the cervix opens (dilates). The uterus, which contains muscle, contracts at regular intervals. When it contracts, the abdomen becomes hard. Between the contractions, the uterus relaxes and becomes soft. Up to the start of labor and during early lab...

May 2011

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Endometrial Hyperplasia

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What is endometrial hyperplasia? Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows too much. It is a benign (not cancer) condition. In some cases, however, it can lead to cancer of the uterus. Gynecologic Problems What is endometrial hyp...

May 2011

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Exercise and Fitness

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What are the benefits of exercise? Regular exercise can provide the following health benefits: Reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening your heart, lowering cholesterol, and decreasing blood pressure; Decrease the risk of diabetes and certain types of cancer; Increase your flexibility; G...

May 2011

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Genital Herpes

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What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Genital herpes is probably best known for the sores and blisters it causes. These sores can appear around the lips, genitals, or anus. The place where the sores appear is the original site where the virus entered your...

May 2011

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