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Evaluating Infertility

FAQ136, June 2012

What is an infertility evaluation During an infertility evaluation exams and tests are done to try to find the cause of infertility If a cause is found treatment may be possible Infertility often can be successfully treated even if no cause is found Gynecologic Problems What is an infertility eval...

June 2012

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FAQ106, June 2012

What is depression Depression is a common but serious illness It is more than just feeling sad or upset for a short time or feeling grief after a loss Depression changes your thoughts feelings behavior and physical health It can affect how you relate to your family friends and coworkers It can occ...

June 2012

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Labor Induction

FAQ154, January 2012

What is labor induction Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on induce labor Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is labor induction Why is labor induced What is the Bishop score What is ripening the cervix How is cervical ripening performed What are prostaglandin...

January 2012

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A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes

FAQ176, December 2011

What is diabetes mellitus Diabetes mellitus also called diabetes is caused by a problem with insulin Insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into the bodys cells where it can be turned into energy see the FAQ Diabetes and Women Pregnancy health care providers often call diabetes that is present...

December 2011

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FAQ084, October 2011

What is hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus A hysteroscope is a thin lighted telescopelike device It is inserted through your vagina into your uterus The hysteroscope transmits the image of your uterus onto a screen Other instruments are used along with th...

October 2011

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FAQ028, August 2011

What is vaginitis Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina As many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years Gynecologic Problems What is vaginitis What can cause vaginiti...

August 2011

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Preparing for Surgery

FAQ080, August 2011

What is the difference between outpatient surgery and inpatient surgery Outpatient surgery also called ambulatory or sameday surgery does not require an overnight stay in the hospital meaning that you can go home the same day if your condition is stable You will need someone to drive you home Outp...

August 2011

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

FAQ099, August 2011

What is chronic pelvic pain Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the pelvic area that lasts for 6 months or longer Chronic pain can come and go or it can be constant Sometimes chronic pelvic pain follows a regular cycle For example it may occur during menstruation It also can occur only at certain times...

August 2011

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Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor

FAQ015, August 2011

What is fetal heart rate monitoring Fetal heart rate monitoring is the process of checking the condition of your baby during labor and delivery by monitoring his or her heart rate with special equipment Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is fetal heart rate monitoringnbsp Why is fetal heart r...

August 2011

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery - Deciding on a Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery

FAQ070, August 2011

What is a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery VBAC If you have had a previous cesarean delivery you have two choices about how to give birth again You can have a scheduled cesarean delivery You can give birth vaginally This is called a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery VBAC Labor Delivery an...

August 2011

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