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  1. Mammogram

    A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts.Mammography screens for breast abrnomalities.

  2. Women's Health Guide - Breast Ultrasound

    A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast.

  3. Clinical Breast Examination

    A clinical breast examination (CBE) is a physical examination of the breast done by a health professional, used along with mammograms to check women's breasts for abnormalities.

  4. Thyroid Nodules - Symptoms

    Most thyroid nodules do not cause symptoms and are so small that you cannot feel them.

  5. Breast Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Breast Problems.

  6. Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound

    A thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound is an imaging test to evaluate the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands.

  7. Light to Heavy Vaginal Bleeding - Topic Overview

    When reviewing the following guidelines, take into account how heavy your normal menstrual flow is. Abnormal vaginal bleeding varies depending on what is normal for a particular woman.Severe vaginal bleeding means that you are soaking 1 or 2 pads or tampons in 1 or 2 hours, unless that is normal for you. For most women, passing clots of blood from the vagina and soaking through their usual pads or tampons every hour for 2 or more hours is not normal and is considered severe. If you are pregnant: You may have a gush of blood or pass a clot, but if the bleeding stops, it is not considered severe.Moderate bleeding means that you are soaking more than 1 pad or tampon in 3 hours.Mild bleeding means that you are soaking less than 1 pad or tampon in more than 3 hours.Minimal vaginal bleeding means spotting or a few drops of blood.

  8. Missed or Irregular Periods - Prevention

    Tips to help prevent missed or irregular periods.

  9. Hyperthyroidism - What Happens

    If your thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone, you will have symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most hyperthyroidism is caused by an immune system problem called Graves' disease.

  10. Thyroid Nodules - What Happens

    Most thyroid nodules do not cause problems and are not cancerous.

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