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  1. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Treatment Overview

    Read about the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

  2. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Symptoms

    Premenstrual symptoms are a natural part of the menstrual cycle, affecting over 85% of women at some time during their lives. If your body doesn't react strongly to its monthly hormonal changes, you probably have mild premenstrual symptoms or none at all.

  3. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Exams and Tests

    No single test can diagnose premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

  4. Lipedema

    WebMD explains the symptoms of lipedema, a disorder that occurs in some women, as well as causes, treatments, and other facts.

  5. Hysterectomy - Topic Overview

    What is a hysterectomy?Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed; this procedure is called an oophorectomy. See an illustration of the female reproductive system.Each year about 600, 000 women in the United States have a hysterectomy. While it continues to be the second most common surgical procedure performed in the .

  6. Hysterectomy - Recovery

    Recovering from a hysterectomy takes time. You will stay in the hospital from 1 to 2 days for postsurgery care. Some women may stay in the hospital up to 4 days.Abdominal hysterectomy. Complete recovery usually takes 4 to 8 weeks. You will gradually be able to increase your activities. During the first 2 to 3 weeks it is important to get plenty of rest. You may then begin to do light chores and ..

  7. Hysterectomy - Comparison of Hysterectomy Procedures

    There are several different hysterectomy procedures, each with advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your reason for considering a hysterectomy, you may have a choice between two or more procedures. For complicated or cancer - related conditions that require maximum access and careful examination, your doctor will likely recommend only an abdominal hysterectomy.Vaginal hysterectomy This type

  8. Hysterectomy - Risks of Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy poses some risks of major and minor complications. However, most women do not have complications after a hysterectomy. Major medical complications after hysterectomyRates of major complications after vaginal hysterectomy and abdominal hysterectomy (rounded to nearest 0.5%):9Complications after hysterectomyType of complicationVaginal hysterectomy (without laparoscopy)Abdominal ...

  9. Hysterectomy - Preparing for a Hysterectomy

    Before a hysterectomy, you may have:A physical examination, during which your health professional will ask you questions about your medical history.A pelvic examination.Blood tests.An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which measures the electrical signals that control the rhythm of your heartbeat, if you are over the age of 40 or have diabetes or high blood pressure.A meeting with the doctor who ...

  10. Hysterectomy - Why It Is Done

    In most cases, hysterectomy is an elective surgery used to treat noncancerous female reproductive system (gynecologic) conditions that haven't improved with medical treatment. For women who have no plans for pregnancy and have considered and tried other treatment options without success, a hysterectomy may be a reasonable treatment choice. Hysterectomy is also a potentially lifesaving measure ...

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