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Hysterectomy

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What is a hysterectomy Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States Removing your uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant Special Procedures What is a hysterectomy Why is hysterectomy done Are there alternatives to hyst...

March 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

This infographic highlights 21 reasons a woman under the age of 21 should see a gynecologist

March 2015

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

FAQ121

What are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS Common PCOS signs and symptoms include the following Irregular menstrual periodsMenstrual disorders can include absent periods periods that occur infrequently or too frequently heavy periods or unpredictable periods Infertility P...

March 2015

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

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Cancer is a complex disease thought to be caused by several different factors A few types of cancer run in families These types called hereditary or familial cancer have been linked to changes in genes that can be passed from parents to children Changes in genes are called mutations Hereditary bre...

March 2015

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Treating Infertility

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What is infertility Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control see FAQ136 Evaluating Infertility Infertility can be caused by a number of factors Both male and female factors can contribute to infertility ...

March 2015

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Managing High Blood Pressure

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What is blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels called arteries The arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs where the blood picks up oxygen which is delivered to your organs and tissues The organs and tissues use the oxygen to p...

March 2015

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Dysmenorrhea: Painful Periods

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What is dysmenorrhea Pain associated with menstruation is called dysmenorrhea Gynecologic Problems What is dysmenorrhea How common is dysmenorrhea What are the types of dysmenorrhea What is primary dysmenorrhea What causes primary dysmenorrhea When does the pain associated with primary dysmenorrhe...

January 2015

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

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What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for a virus called human papillomavirus HPV see FAQ085 Cervical Cancer Screening Gynecologic ...

January 2015

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Cholesterol and Women's Cardiovascular Health

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What is cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty waxlike substance Your body uses cholesterol to make the outer coverings of cells Cholesterol is a part of certain hormones including estrogen and testosterone It also helps your body make vitamin D and produces the bile that helps you digest food Womens ...

December 2014

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These Tests Could Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Tests

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Why does my baby need newborn screening tests Although most babies are healthy when they are born every US state requires that newborn screening tests be performed on all babies to identify those that may look healthy but have a rare and serious health problem If problems are found early treatment...

December 2014

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