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Vulvodynia

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What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is chronic (long-lasting) pain and discomfort of the vulva that is not caused by an infection, skin disease, or cancer. It is likely that many factors, including those related to the body’s nerves, hormones, or immune system, are involved. Gynecologic Problems ...

June 2014

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Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

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What are some of the common skin changes that occur during pregnancy? Many women notice changes to their skin, nails, and hair during pregnancy. Some of the most common changes include the following: Dark spots on the breasts, nipples, or inner thighs Melasma—brown patches on the face around th...

June 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with the body fluids of an infected person, such as blood or semen. This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs. An infecte...

May 2014

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diagnostic tests are able to detect some birth defects before a baby is born. Pregnancy What are diagnostic tests for birth defects?  What is a birth defect?  What causes birth defects?  What other types ...

May 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

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What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major organs such as the heart, lungs, or brain. The defect may affect the baby’s appearance, a body func...

April 2014

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Genetic Disorders

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What are genes? A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs. Pregnancy What are genes?  What are chromosomes?  What determines my baby’s sex?  ...

April 2014

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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

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What are the types of pain-relieving medications that can be used during labor and delivery? In general, there are two types of pain-relieving drugs: 1) analgesics and 2) anesthetics. Analgesics relieve pain without total loss of feeling or muscle movement. They are used to lessen pain but usually...

March 2014

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Problems of the Digestive System

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What are some common digestive problems? Common digestive problems include the following: • Constipation • Diarrhea • Acid reflux • Hemorrhoids Most common digestive problems are short term and easy to control with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication. In some cases, these problems can...

January 2014

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

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Why are tests done during pregnancy? A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care. These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complications for you and your fetus. Pregnancy Why are tests done during pregnancy?  What...

January 2014

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Postpartum Depression

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What are the postpartum blues? About 2–3 days after childbirth, some women begin to feel depressed, anxious, and upset. They may feel angry with the new baby, their partners, or their other children. Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care What are the postpartum blues? How long do the p...

December 2013

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