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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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New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical cancer screening can find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). A Pap test used to be recommended for most women every year. However, this recommendation has changed recent...

September 2013

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Preparing for Surgery

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What is the difference between outpatient surgery and inpatient surgery? Outpatient surgery, also called ambulatory or same–day surgery, does not require an overnight stay in the hospital, meaning that you can go home the same day if your condition is stable. You will need someone to drive you ho...

August 2011

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

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What is chronic pelvic pain? Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the pelvic area that lasts for 6 months or longer. Chronic pain can come and go, or it can be constant. Sometimes chronic pelvic pain follows a regular cycle. For example, it may occur during menstruation. It also can occur only at certa...

August 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 ca...

July 2011

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Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)

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When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. Especially For Teens When should I have my first gyneco...

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 hyp...

May 2011

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