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Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause

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What are menopause and perimenopause Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year The average age of menopause is 51 years but the normal range is 45 years to 55 years The years leading up to this point are called perimenopause This term means around menopause This phase can...

May 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems

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What are pelvic support problems The pelvic organs include the vagina cervix uterus bladder urethra small intestines and rectum The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor Layers of connective tissue called fascia also provide support These supporting muscles and fascia may ...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex Pain during intercourse is very commonnearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives For some women the pain is only a temporary problem for others it is a longterm problem Gynecologic Problems How common is painful sexnbsp What cause...

May 2011

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Uterine Fibroids

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What are uterine fibroids Uterine fibroids are benign not cancer growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus They also are called leiomyomas or myomas The size shape and location of fibroids can vary greatly They may be present inside the uterus on its outer surface or within its wal...

May 2011

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Genital Herpes

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What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD Genital herpes is probably best known for the sores and blisters it causes These sores can appear around the lips genitals or anus The place where the sores appear is the original site where the virus entered your body Gen...

May 2011

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Endometrial Hyperplasia

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What is endometrial hyperplasia Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus endometrium grows too much It is a benign not cancer condition In some cases however it can lead to cancer of the uterus Gynecologic Problems What is endometrial hyperplasia How does th...

May 2011

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Exercise and Fitness

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What are the benefits of exercise Regular exercise can provide the following health benefits Reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening your heart lowering cholesterol and decreasing blood pressure Decrease the risk of diabetes and certain types of cancer Increase your flexibility Give you ...

May 2011

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How to Tell When Labor Begins

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What happens when labor begins As labor begins the cervix opens dilates The uterus which contains muscle contracts at regular intervals When it contracts the abdomen becomes hard Between the contractions the uterus relaxes and becomes soft Up to the start of labor and during early labor the baby w...

May 2011

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Cancer of the Uterus [Endometrial Cancer]

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What is cancer of the uterus Normally healthy cells that make up the bodys tissues grow divide and replace themselves on a regular basis This keeps the body healthy Sometimes certain cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control When this occurs growths or tumors begin to form Tumors c...

May 2011

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Making the Most of Your Health Care Visit

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To achieve the best health you need to be an active member of your health care team One way to be involved in your health care is to prepare for and actively participate in your visits with your health care provider This fact sheet outlines steps you can take to get the most from your health care ...

July 2011

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