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Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

FAQ062, February 2016

What is dilation and curettage DC DC is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is opened dilated and a thin instrument is inserted into the uterus This instrument is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus curettage Special Procedures What is dilation and curettage DampC Why is a Dam...

February 2016

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Diabetes and Women

FAQ142, February 2016

What is diabetes Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it as it should Insulin is a hormone that helps balance the amount of glucose in your blood Normally your body changes most of the food you eat into glucose Glucose is then carried to the bodys ce...

February 2016

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Weight Control: Eating Right and Keeping Fit

FAQ064, February 2016

What is the body mass index The body mass index BMI is a tool that often is used to measure body fat It is based on height and weight To find out your BMI you can use the online calculator at wwwnhlbinihgovhealtheducationallosewtBMIbmicalchtm nbsp Womens Health What is the body mass index What BMI...

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Teens

TFAQ001, February 2016

What does LGBT stand for LGBT is an abbreviation for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender These terms describe a persons sexual orientationa persons emotional or sexual attraction to other people Gay describes a person either male or female who is attracted to people of the same sex Straight descr...

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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

FAQ071, February 2016

What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis are sexually transmitted infections STIs These three STIs can cause serious longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis W...

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Urinary Incontinence

FAQ081, February 2016

What is urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder Gynecologic Problems What is urinary incontinencenbsp What other symptoms occur with urinary incontinencenbsp What are the ...

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Assisted Vaginal Delivery

FAQ192, February 2016

What is assisted vaginal delivery Assisted vaginal delivery is vaginal delivery of a baby performed with the help of forceps or a vacuum device It sometimes is called operative vaginal delivery Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is assisted vaginal delivery How common is assisted vaginal deli...

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Cord Blood Banking

FAQ172, February 2016

What is cord blood Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth It contains special cells called hematopoietic stem cells that can be used to treat some types of diseases Pregnancy What is cord blood What are hematopoietic stem cells How can hem...

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Cervical Cancer Screening

FAQ085, February 2016

What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina Screening includes cervical cytology also called the Pap test or Pap smear and fo...

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

FAQ187, January 2016

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 ...

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