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December 2017

SP012 Prolapso de los órganos pélvicos Los órganos pélvicos consisten, entre otros, en la vagina, el útero, la vejiga, la uretra y el recto. Estos órganos se mantienen en su sitio debido a los músculos del piso pélvico. También los apoyan varias capas de tejido conectivo. El prolapso de los órganos pélvicos ocurre cuando el tejido y los músculos dejan de apoyar dichos órganos. Los músculos se podrían desgarrar o estirar. La causa principal de este prolapso es el embarazo y el parto vaginal. Otras causas que producen problemas de apoyo pélvico son la menopausia, envejecer y el l...

November 2017

Number Number 185, November 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 176, April 2017)

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October 2017

Number AP012, October 2017

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October 2017

Number FAQ012, October 2017

What are pelvic support problems? The pelvic organs include the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. These organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor. Layers of connective tissue also give support. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when tissue and muscles can no longer support the pelvic organs and they drop down.

SP166 La incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo Incontinencia urinaria es la pérdida involuntaria de orina. La mayoría de las mujeres con incontinencia urinaria pierden pequeñas cantidades de orina. Las pérdidas accidentales mayores con frecuencia son menos comunes. Hay distintos tipos de incontinencia urinaria. En SUI, la mujer pierde orina sin querer cuando tose, se ríe o estornuda o durante ciertas actividades, como al caminar, correr o hacer ejercicio. SUI es un tipo de trastorno del piso pélvico. Estos trastornos pueden ocurrir cuando se ha producido algún daño en los tejidos...

Number Number 179, July 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 122, August 2011)

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women (1). Regular screening mammography starting at age 40 years reduces breast cancer mortality in average-risk women (2). Screening, however, also exposes women to harm through false-positive test results and overdiagnosis of biologically indolent lesions. Differences in balancing benefits and harms have led to differences among major guidelines about what age to start, what age to stop, and how frequently to recommend mammography screening in average-r...

Number FAQ166, July 2017

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.

Number AP166, June 2017

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Number Number 694, April 2017

ABSTRACT: This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Persistent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or recurrent urinary tract infections after mesh placement should prompt an examination and possible further evaluation for exposure or erosion. A careful history and physical examination is essential in the diagnosis of mesh and graft complications. A clear understanding of the location and extent of mesh placement, as well as the patient’s symptoms and therapy goals, are necessary to plan trea...

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, human papillomavirus (HPV), and more. Health Screening Get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis, and more. Depression Screening Depression is a common but serious illness. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe. To diagnose depression,...

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