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FAQ013, October 2012

What is endometriosis Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus the endometrium is found outside the uterus Gynecologic Problems What is endometriosis How common is endometriosis Where does endometriosis occur How does endometriosis cause problems...

October 2012

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Newborn Circumcision

FAQ039, September 2012

What is circumcision Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin called the foreskin that covers the glans head of the penis Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is circumcision When is circumcision performed Is circumcision a required procedure Is circumcision a common practice W...

September 2012

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Preconception Carrier Screening

FAQ179, August 2012

What is preconception carrier screening Preconception carrier screening is screening that you can have before becoming pregnant to help predict your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder Pregnancy What is preconception carrier screeningnbsp What is a carrier How is carrier screening do...

August 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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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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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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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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FAQ048, August 2011

What is osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thin brittle and weak Womens Health What is osteoporosis Is osteoporosis more common in women or in men What are some risk factors for osteoporosis What is the link between osteoporosis and menopause What are some symptoms of o...

August 2011

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