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Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthanediol Used as directed these sprays are safe...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests

FAQ164, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders nbspPregnancy What is prenatal genetic testingnbsp What are genetic disordersnbsp What are the two main types of prenatal genetic testsnbsp What is amnioc...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

FAQ165, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing What are genetic disorders What are the two main types of prenatal genetic tests What are the different types o...

September 2016

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

FAQ193, June 2016

How common is heavy menstrual bleeding Heavy menstrual bleeding is very common About one third of women seek treatment for it Heavy menstrual bleeding is not normal It can disrupt your life and may be a sign of a more serious health problem If you are worried that your menstrual bleeding is too he...

June 2016

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Endometrial Cancer

FAQ097, June 2016

What is endometrial cancer Endometrial cancer is cancer of the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus It is the most common type of cancer that affects the female reproductive organs The most common type of endometrial cancer type 1 grows slowly It most often is found only inside the uterus...

June 2016

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Important Information About Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

PFS012, June 2016

What are opioids Opioids are a type of medicine that relieves pain Prescribed opioids include oxycodone hydromorphone hydrocodone codeine methadone propoxyphene and buprenorphine These medications sometimes are called narcotics Doctors may prescribe opioids for people who have had surgery dental w...

June 2016

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Repeated Miscarriages

FAQ100, May 2016

What is recurrent pregnancy loss Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as having two or more miscarriages After three repeated miscarriages a thorough physical exam and testing are recommended Pregnancy What is recurrent pregnancy lossnbsp What is the likelihood of having repeated miscarriagesnbsp W...

May 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening (Infographic)

PFSI009 Your obgyn or other health care professional takes a sample of cervical cells and sends them to a lab for testing For a Pap test the sample is tested to see if abnormal cells are present For an HPV test the sample is tested for infection with HPV types linked to cancer If you are younger t...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening

FAQ085, February 2016

What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina Screening includes cervical cytology also called the Pap test or Pap smear and fo...

February 2016

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

FAQ133, January 2016

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 pregnancynbsp What tests are done early...

January 2016

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