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  1. Endometriosis - When To Call a Doctor

    For endometriosis, call a health professional immediately if you develop sudden, severe pelvic pain.

  2. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids treated with this procedure shrink an average of 48% to 78%.1, 2 For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids.You should not eat or drink anything for 4 to 8 hours before uterine fibroid ...

  3. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Other Treatment

    No other treatment for functional ovarian cysts is available at this time.

  4. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, Birth to 12 Months

    Your baby should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well baby visits, starting shortly after birth. During these visits, your doctor examines your baby for possible problems and asks you questions about your baby's growth and development. Generally, a baby is evaluated: Right after birth. At 1 or 2 weeks of age.At 1 or 2 months of age.At 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age.All states ...

  5. Functional Ovarian Cysts - What Happens

    Most functional ovarian cysts cause no symptoms and go away without treatment in 1 to 2 months or after 1 to 2 menstrual periods. Some cysts grow as large as 4 inches in diameter before they shrink or rupture.

  6. Heavy Menstrual Periods - Symptoms

    When you have heavy periods, you may:Pass large blood clots and soak through your usual pads or tampons.Have severe menstrual cramps.Bleed for more than 7 days. A normal menstrual cycle usually lasts 4 to 6 days.Feel tired, weak, and short of breath. This can be a sign of anemia.When to call for helpCall your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:You are passing clots of blood and soaking through your usual pads or tampons every hour for 2 or more hours.You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.You think you have anemia.Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:Your heavy periods are disrupting your life.You do not get better as expected.

  7. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

    A follicle-stimulating hormone test measures the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a blood sample.

  8. Endometriosis - Symptoms

    Some women with endometriosis do not have symptoms. Other women have symptoms that range from mild to severe. Endometriosis symptoms are often most severe just before and during the menstrual cycle and get better as the menstrual period is ending.

  9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you are at risk for getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexually active teens and young women have the highest rate of STD infection.

  10. Uterine Fibroids - What Happens

    Uterine fibroids can grow on the inside wall of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer wall of the uterus. They can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow.

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