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Your Sexual Health

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What causes sexual problems in women Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following AgingA womans 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 problems...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex Pain during intercourse is very commonnearly 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 longterm problem Gynecologic Problems How common is painful sexnbsp What cause...

May 2011

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Urinary Incontinence

FAQ081

What is urinary incontinence Leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence Some women leak small amounts of urine At other times leakage of urine is frequent or severe Gynecologic Problems What is urinary incontinencenbsp Are there different types of urinary incontinencenbsp What are the symptom...

May 2011

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Uterine Fibroids

FAQ074

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 within its wal...

May 2011

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

FAQ050

How do urinary tract infections UTIs develop Most urinary tract infections start in the lower urinary tract which is made up of the urethra and bladder Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin near the anus or in the vagina These bacteria can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra ...

May 2011

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Endometrial Hyperplasia

FAQ147

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 hyperplasia How does th...

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 mothers 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 previous cesarean birth Can I req...

May 2011

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Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)

FAQ097

What is cancer of the uterus Normally healthy cells that make up the bodys 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 form Tumors c...

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 labor the baby w...

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Genital Herpes

FAQ054

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 body Gen...

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