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Chronic Pelvic Pain

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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

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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

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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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Bleeding During Pregnancy

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What can cause bleeding during pregnancy Vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy can have many causes Some are serious and some are not Bleeding may occur early or late in pregnancy Many women have vaginal spotting or bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy Bleeding of the cervix may occ...

August 2011

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What to Expect After Your Due Date

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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

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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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Hysterosalpingography

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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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Osteoporosis

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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

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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...

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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

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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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