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Colposcopy

FAQ135

What is colposcopy Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix A colposcope can greatly enlarge the normal view This exam allows the health care provider to find problems that cannot be s...

April 2015

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If Your Baby Is Breech

FAQ079

What does it mean when a baby is breech In the last weeks of pregnancy babies usually move so that their heads are positioned to come out of the vagina first during birth This is called a vertex presentation A breech presentation occurs when the babys buttocks feet or both are in place to come out...

April 2015

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Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Family Planning

FAQ024

What is fertility awareness Fertility awareness is knowing and recognizing when the fertile time when a woman can get pregnant occurs in the menstrual cycle If you are practicing fertility awareness as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy you need to avoid having sexual intercourse or use a...

April 2015

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Hormone Therapy

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Menopause is the time in a womans life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51 years Most women enter a transitional phase in the years leading up to menopause called perim...

April 2015

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Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

FAQ103

What is prenatal care Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant It includes medical care education and counseling The earlier you get prenatal care the better your chances are for a healthy pregnancy and baby Especially For Teens What is prenatal care What may happen at my fi...

April 2015

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Ovarian Cancer

FAQ096

What is cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not sprea...

April 2015

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Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems

FAQ178

What is a screening test A screening test is used to find diseases such as cancer in people who do not have signs or symptoms This allows early treatment The earlier cancer is treated the greater the chance of survival Gynecologic Problems What is a screening testnbsp What screening tests are used...

April 2015

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Search FAQs

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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Treating Infertility

FAQ137

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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