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What is Endometriosis?

The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. Sometimes, tissue like that which normally lines the inside of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. When this happens, it is called endometriosis. Who is at risk? Primarily women in their 30s and 40s, but it can occur any time in women who menstruate. Women…

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Urinary Incontinence

Medical and Surgical Treatments of Female incontinence (leaking urine) Many women leak small amounts of urine at times. This can occur with certain movements, during pregnancy, or during other stress, such as coughing. Some women lose urine when they hear the sound of running water or when their hands are in water. Others find that…

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Treatment of Abnormal Pap Smears

The Pap Test sometimes called a Pap smear, tells your doctor if there are any abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus and it opens into the vagina (the birth canal). Some abnormal cells may be pre-cancer or, rarely, cancer.. Abnormal Results A Pap test result that…

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Family Planning

What is the best method of birth control? Keep in mind; even the most effective birth control methods can fail. But your chances of getting pregnant are lowest if the method you choose always is used correctly and every time you have sex. Talk to one of our doctors about the best method available for…

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Menopause

What is menopause? Menopause is the point in time when a woman’s menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Some women worry about menopause, and it can cause uncomfortable symptoms. But there are many ways to treat symptoms and stay active and strong. Symptoms • Irregular periods.…

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Heavy Periods

Millions of women bleed so heavily during their periods that they have to put their normal activities on hold. Signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding. • Does your bleeding soak through one or more pads or tampons every hour for several hours? • Do you need to change your sanitary protection during the night?…

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