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  1. The Bethesda System (TBS) - Topic Overview

    The Bethesda system (TBS) of classifying Pap tests was developed by the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) to provide more detailed information about Pap test results. When lab specialists examine cervical cells,they use this system to report the lab results to doctors. Your doctor receives the report from the lab. The report tells your doctor if the cell sample taken during the ...

  2. Hysterectomy Questions - Topic Overview

    When considering a hysterectomy,ask your health professional: What other treatments are available? Will they cure your problem or do they only relieve the symptoms? How long can you wait before treating the problem? Will it get worse without treatment? What are the risks and benefits of each treatment? Are there any materials,such as videos or pamphlets,available that can help you make a ...

  3. 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.

  4. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Symptoms

    Female pelvic pain describes pain that affects the lower abdomen and pelvis. Chronic female pelvic pain is defined as pelvic pain that has persisted for at least 6 months.

  5. Endometriosis - Medications

    Treatment with medicines does not cure endometriosis. Medicines are also generally not recommended if infertility from endometriosis is your main problem. However, anti - inflammatory (NSAID) therapy can reduce pain and bleeding. Hormone therapy with birt

  6. Functional Ovarian Cysts - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed to confirm the diagnosis of an ovarian cyst or to evaluate ovarian growths when ovarian cancer is possible. Surgery does not prevent ovarian cysts from coming back unless the ovaries are removed (oophorectomy).

  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Home Treatment

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) require prompt medical treatment. If you have any unusual pelvic symptoms or pain, see your health professional without delay, even if your symptoms don't seem serious.

  8. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may help ease female pelvic pain and can be used along with your medical treatment plan. Learn more.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling (Ovarian Diathermy) for PCOS

    Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical treatment that can trigger ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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