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What to Expect After Your Due Date


What is the due date and what does it mean Your due date is used as a guide for checking your pregnancys progress and the babys growth and age Health care providers often use more than one method to set the due date Ultrasound performed between 18 weeks and 20 weeks of pregnancy often is used to h...

August 2011

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Ectopic Pregnancy


What is an ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in a fallopian tube Rarely it will attach to an ovary or another organ in the abdomen As the pregnancy grows it can cause the tube to rupture burst If thi...

August 2011

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Early Preterm Birth


What is early preterm birth Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks Babies born between 32 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered preterm Babies born before 32 weeks are called early preterm Pregnancy What is early preterm birth What do I need to consider if I am at risk of having an early preterm ...

August 2011

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What is hysterosalpingography HSG Hysterosalpingography HSG is an Xray procedure that is used to view the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes It often is used to see if the fallopian tubes are partly or fully blocked It also can show if the inside of the uterus is of a normal size and shape A...

August 2011

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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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Thyroid Disease


What is thyroid disease The thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck in front of your trachea or windpipe The thyroid gland makes stores and releases two hormonesT4 thyroxine and T3 triiodothyronine Certain disorders can cause the thyroid gland to make too much or too little hormone Women...

August 2011

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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis


What is deep vein thrombosis DVT Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots or thrombi form in deep veins in the legs or other areas of the body Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from the bodys tissues to the heart Deep veins are located deep in the body away from the skin...

August 2011

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Making the Most of Your Health Care Visit


To achieve the best health you need to be an active member of your health care team One way to be involved in your health care is to prepare for and actively participate in your visits with your health care provider This fact sheet outlines steps you can take to get the most from your health care ...

July 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems


What are pelvic support problems The pelvic organs include the vagina cervix uterus bladder urethra small intestines and rectum The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor Layers of connective tissue called fascia also provide support These supporting muscles and fascia may ...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful


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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