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October 2017

Number Number 183, October 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 76, October 2006)

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July 2017

Number FAQ134, July 2017

What is endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus. Menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy bleeding, further treatment or surgery may be needed.

June 2017

Number Number 702, June 2017

ABSTRACT: The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical. All athletes are at risk of the female athlete triad, regardles...

June 2017

Number AP134, June 2017

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SP095 Definición El período menstrual normal generalmente dura un máximo de 8 días. La duración normal del ciclo menstrual (el número de días entre el primer día de un período y el primer día del siguiente período) por lo general es entre 24 días y 38 días. Sangrar en cualquiera de las siguientes situaciones se podría considerar anormal: • Sangre o manchas de sangre que ocurren entre los períodos o después de tener relaciones sexuales • Sangrado intenso durante el período menstrual — Sangrado que empapa uno o más tampones o toallas sanitarias cada hora — Sangrado que dura más...

March 2017

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,...

Number FAQ095, March 2017

What is a normal menstrual cycle? The normal length of the menstrual cycle is typically between 24 days and 38 days. A normal menstrual period generally lasts up to 8 days.

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