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    1. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Topic Overview

      Mastitis usually happens in nursing mothers when bacteria enter the breast through a cracked or sore nipple. This can cause an infection. Mastitis usually starts as a painful area in one breast. It may be red or warm to the touch,or both. Fever,chills,and body aches are usually present. Good breast-feeding techniques can help prevent sore and cracked nipples that may lead to mastitis. ...

    2. Thyroid Nodules - Exams and Tests

      Your doctor will ask questions about your medical history, do a physical exam, and order medical tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism. If your doctor thinks you may have hyperthyroidism, he or she may order:A thyroid - stimulating hormone (TSH) test, which i

    3. Women's Health Guide - Breast Ultrasound

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

    4. Thyroid Hormone Medicines for Hypothyroidism

      Drug details for Thyroid hormone medications for hypothyroidism.

    5. Normal Menstrual Cycle - Topic Overview

      Physical abuse can happen to anyone. But the chance of becoming a victim of abuse may be higher if any of the following factors are present. What factors may increase your chance for being a victim of abuse? Abusing alcohol or drugs Having an unplanned pregnancy Abused as a child Having certain medical conditions,such as: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Chronic pain Mental ...

    6. Thyroid Nodules - Surgery

      Surgery for hyperthyroidism (thyroidectomy) removes part or all of the thyroid gland. Doctors rarely use this surgery to treat hyperthyroidism. You may need surgery if: Your thyroid gland is so big that it is hard for you to swallow or breathe. You have t

    7. Female Sexual Dysfunction

      Learn more from WebMD about female sexual problems, including types, causes, and treatments.

    8. Protecting Your Home From Smoke, Gas, And Fire

      Learn more from WebMD about preventing and fighting fires in your home.

    9. Your First Prenatal Doctor's Visit

      As soon as you suspect you're pregnant, schedule an appointment with your pregnancy health care provider. Even if you've confirmed your suspicion with a home pregnancy test, it's still wise to follow-up with a doctor appointment.

    10. Breast Calcifications

      WebMD explains breast calcifications, which can range from benign to precancerous.

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