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  1. 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.

  2. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Cause

    Learn about ovarian cyst and what causes it.

  3. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have chronic female pelvic pain that has not yet been evaluated, call your health professional for an appointment.

  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding PCOS.

  5. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Health Tools

    An interactive tool on "which health screenings do you need?"

  6. Menstrual Cycle: Dealing With Cramps

    Most women have painful cramps from their period from time to time. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps with over-the-counter medicine and home treatment. Pain medicine and home treatment can help ease cramps. Stay ahead of the pain. Take over-the-counter pain medicine,such as ibuprofen (Advil,for example) as soon as you feel cramps or on the day before you get your period. ..

  7. Normal Vaginal Discharge - Topic Overview

    A vaginal discharge is common for most women. Discharge may be more noticeable during the middle of the menstrual cycle (ovulation). Some women even find it necessary to wear a pad or panty liner because of the amount of discharge.Normal vaginal discharge:Does not smell bad. Is not accompanied by pain, itching, burning, or redness.Varies with age, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and use of birth control pills.A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be a symptom of a vaginal infection.Teenage girls may have a large amount of a watery discharge caused by high hormone levels during the teen years or by taking birth control pills.

  8. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

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

  9. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - What Increases Your Risk

    Although the cause of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is poorly understood, a number of risk factors have been noted among women with PMS.

  10. 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 ...

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