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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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Pap Test: Collecting Cells in Liquid - Topic Overview

    Liquid-based methods for collecting cervical cells and preparing them for laboratory evaluation are now available. A sample of cervical cells is collected during a Pap test,and the cells are then rinsed in a liquid vial instead of being smeared on slides. The vials are taken to the laboratory,and a thin layer of the specimen is put on slides for microscopic examination. Only a small portion ...

  10. Medical History for PMS

    Your medical history is an important tool for your health professional in determining whether you have premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Your medical history includes your:Record of your PMS symptoms, menstrual dates, and ovulation dates, if possible. It may help to keep a menstrual diary(What is a PDF document?).History of PMS - like symptoms.Menstrual history (age when you had your first period, ...

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