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  1. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about early disease detection:What is early disease detection?What screening is done from birth to 12 months of age?What screening is done from 13 months to 5 years of age?What screening is done from 6 to 10 years of age?What screening is done from 11 to 24 years of age?What screening is done from 25 to 49 years of age?What screening is done from 50 to 64 years of age?What screening is ..

  2. Spironolactone for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    Drug details for Spironolactone for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  3. Intermittent Catheterization for Women - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains how to insert a catheter in women and how to care for the catheter.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

    The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Vaginal Fistula - Topic Overview

    What is a vaginal fistula?A fistula is a passage or hole that has formed between: Two organs in your body. An organ in your body and your skin. A fistula that has formed in the wall of the vagina is called a vaginal fistula. A vaginal fistula that opens into the urinary tract is called a vesicovaginal fistula. A vaginal fistula that opens into the rectum is called a rectovaginal fistula. See ...

  7. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

  8. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Surgery

    Surgery is not usually done to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless it is needed to: Drain or remove an abscess, such as a tubo - ovarian abscess. Cut scar tissue (adhesions) that is causing pain. Surgery is occasionally used when a diagnosis is

  9. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Home Treatment

    Talk to your health professional about home treatment for suspected yeast infection.

  10. Endometriosis - Prevention

    Endometriosis cannot be prevented. This is in part because the cause is poorly understood. However, long - term use of birth control pills may prevent endometriosis from becoming worse.

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