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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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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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Sterilization by Laparoscopy

FAQ035, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control It is the most popular form of birth control worldwide Contraception What is sterilization What is the sterilization procedure for womennbsp How is tubal sterilization donenbsp How effective is laparoscopic sterilization in...

May 2016

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Postpartum Sterilization

FAQ052, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization In tubal sterilization the fallopian tubes are closed off or removed Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the...

May 2016

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Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

FAQ062, February 2016

What is dilation and curettage DC DC is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is opened dilated and a thin instrument is inserted into the uterus This instrument is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus curettage Special Procedures What is dilation and curettage DampC Why is a Dam...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer

FAQ163, December 2015

What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

December 2015

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Sterilization for Women and Men

FAQ011, September 2015

Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion The procedure for men is called vasectomy Contraception What is sterilization How does tubal occlusion work to prevent pregnancy How effective is female sterilization Does female ster...

September 2015

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Early Pregnancy Loss

FAQ090, August 2015

What is early pregnancy loss The loss of a pregnancy during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy the first trimester is called early pregnancy loss miscarriage or spontaneous abortion Pregnancy What is early pregnancy lossnbsp How common is early pregnancy loss What causes early pregnancy loss Are ther...

August 2015

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Laparoscopy

FAQ061, July 2015

What is laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a type of surgery In open surgery an incision is made in the skin This means making an incision that can be several inches long in the abdomen Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions usually no more than 12 inch long Laparoscopic surgery somet...

July 2015

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Ovarian Cysts

FAQ075, July 2015

What is an ovarian cyst An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts Ovarian cysts can vary in size In most cases cysts are harmless and...

July 2015

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