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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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A Fathers Guide to Pregnancy


How long does pregnancy last Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks which is equal to 9 months The 9 months of pregnancy are divided into three 3month periods called trimesters Pregnancy How long does pregnancy lastnbsp What is a ldquodue daterdquonbsp What happens during the first trimesternbsp What happ...

April 2013

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A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes


What is diabetes mellitus Diabetes mellitus also called diabetes is caused by a problem with insulin Insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into the bodys cells where it can be turned into energy see the FAQ Diabetes and Women Pregnancy health care providers often call diabetes that is present...

December 2011

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results


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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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding


What is abnormal uterine bleeding Bleeding in any of the following situations is abnormal Bleeding between periods Bleeding after sex Spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle Bleeding heavier or for more days than normal Bleeding after menopause Menstrual cycles that are longer than 35 days or shor...

December 2012

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Accidental Bowel Leakage


What is accidental bowel leakage Accidental bowel leakage is loss of normal control of your bowels It also is called fecal incontinence This condition leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool feces or gas Womens Health What is accidental bowel leakage Why does accidental bowel leakage occur What ...

November 2014

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Alcohol and Women


What is atrisk drinking For women atrisk drinking means drinking more than seven drinks in 1 week Atrisk drinking also includes binge drinking which for women means drinking more than three drinks on one occasion One drink is defined as one 12 oz can of beer one 15 oz mixed drink or one 5 oz glass...

August 2011

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Back Pain During Pregnancy


What causes back pain during pregnancy The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

October 2014

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Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical Cap, and Condom


What are barrier methods Barrier methods of birth control are physical or chemical barriers that prevent sperm from passing through the womans cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertilize an egg Some methods also protect against sexually transmitted disease STDs Contraception What are b...

July 2014

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Benign Breast Problems and Conditions


What is breast tissue made of Your breasts are made up of glands fat and fibrous tissue Each breast has 1520 sections called lobes Each lobe has many smaller lobules The lobules end in dozens of tiny glands that can produce milk What kinds of changes occur in breast tissue throughout life Your bre...

November 2012

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