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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

December 2016


Urinary Incontinence

FAQ081, February 2016

What is urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder Gynecologic Problems What is urinary incontinencenbsp What other symptoms occur with urinary incontinencenbsp What are the ...

February 2016

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Accidental Bowel Leakage

FAQ139, November 2014

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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Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

FAQ166, July 2014

What is stress urinary incontinence SUI SUI is a type of urinary incontinence With SUI a woman leaks urine when she coughs laughs or sneezes or during certain activities such as walking running or exercising Special Procedures What is stress urinary incontinence SUI What causes SUI What nonsurgica...

July 2014

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Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

FAQ183, December 2013

What is pelvic organ prolapse Pelvic organ prolapse is a disorder in which one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position see FAQ012 Pelvic Support Problems What organs can be affected by pelvic organ prolapse The organs that can be affected include the following Uterus Top of th...

December 2013

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Pelvic Support Problems

FAQ012, May 2011

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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