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  1. Endometrial Biopsy

    In an endometrial biopsy, a doctor takes a small sample of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The sample is looked at under a microscope for abnormal cells.

  2. Endometriosis - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may ease the pain and discomfort of endometriosis. You can supplement your medical treatment plan with one or more of the following measures. Take an anti - inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) on a regular schedule.

  3. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Topic Overview

    What is early disease detection?Early disease detection is the use of:Screening tests to find diseases before symptoms appear.Diagnostic tests to find a disease early in its course. Why should I think about early disease detection?Often, the earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more likely it is that it can be cured or successfully managed. Managing a disease, especially early in its course, may ..

  4. Adenomyosis - Topic Overview

    Adenomyosis is a disease that occurs when the cells that normally line the uterus grow into the muscular tissue of the uterine wall. It occurs most often in women older than 30 who have had a full-term pregnancy. It is rare in women who have not had a full-term pregnancy. Adenomyosis does not occur after menopause. But adenomyosis that was present before menopause may be diagnosed after ...

  5. 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.

  6. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause

    Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

  7. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - When To Call a Doctor

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a long - term (chronic) condition; symptoms tend to start gradually. It is common for PCOS symptoms to be mistaken for some other medical problem.

  8. Emergency Contraception - Topic Overview

    What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy if: You had sex without using birth control. Your birth control method failed. Maybe you forgot to take your pill or get your shot,the condom broke or came off,or your diaphragm slipped. You were raped. Even if you were using birth control,emergency contraception can help you make sure you don't get ...

  9. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, Adult Women

    Generally, your child or teen is evaluated yearly from age 11 through 18. At each visit, your doctor will also check his or her growth and development. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your child or teen is growing and developing normally. Normal checks include:School and behavioral concerns, such as failing classes or dropping out of .

  10. Laparotomy for Pelvic Problems - Topic Overview

    A laparotomy is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to visually inspect the abdominal cavity through an incision in the abdomen. Laparotomy may be used in the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),endometriosis,uterine fibroids,ovarian cysts,and ectopic pregnancy. Laparotomy is usually done under general anesthesia. ...

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