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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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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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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

FAQ174, August 2011

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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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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What to Expect After Your Due Date

FAQ069, August 2011

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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FAQ175, August 2011

What is sonohysterography Sonohysterography is a technique in which fluid is injected through the cervix into the uterus and ultrasound is used to make images of the uterine cavity The fluid shows more detail of the inside of the uterus than when ultrasound is used alone The procedure can be done ...

August 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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