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  1. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Treatment Overview

    Most functional ovarian cysts are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and go away without treatment. When treatment is necessary, treatment goals include: Relieving symptoms of pelvic pain or pressure.

  2. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, 13 Months to 12 Years

    Your child should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well child visits. During these visits, your doctor will check your child's growth and development and examine your child for possible problems. Generally, a child is evaluated:At 15, 18, and 24 months of age.At 3 and 4 years of age. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your

  3. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Happens

    Experts have yet to understand all possible causes of female pelvic pain, particularly when it has become chronic.

  4. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Topic Overview

    This topic focuses on long - lasting (chronic) pelvic pain. If you have new (acute) pelvic pain, see your health professional as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

  5. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Cause

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the more severe form, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), are linked to changes in the endocrine system, which produces hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

  6. Endometriosis - Medications

    Treatment with medicines does not cure endometriosis. Medicines are also generally not recommended if infertility from endometriosis is your main problem. However, anti - inflammatory (NSAID) therapy can reduce pain and bleeding. Hormone therapy with birt

  7. Endometrial Ablation

    Endometrial ablation is a procedure that uses a lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) and other instruments to destroy (ablate) the uterine lining, or endometrium.

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Symptoms

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms tend to start gradually. Most often, hormone changes that lead to PCOS start in the early teens, after the first menstrual period. Symptoms may be especially noticeable after a weight gain.

  9. Estrogens

    An estrogen test measures the level of the most important estrogen hormones (estradiol, estriol, and estrone) in a blood or urine sample.

  10. Progestin for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Drug details for Progestin for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

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