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  1. 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 ...

  2. Vaginal Wet Mount

    A vaginal wet mount (sometimes called a vaginal smear) is a test to determine the cause of vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina and the area around the vagina (vulva).

  3. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

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

  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - What Increases Your Risk

    The main risk factor for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a family history of PCOS. Experts think that a combination of genes plays a part in PCOS. If you have the syndrome, your sisters and daughters have a 50% chance of developing PCOS.

  5. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early - Screening, 13 Months to 12 Years

    Your child should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well child visits. During these visits, your doctor will check your child's growth and development and examine your child for possible problems. Generally, a child is evaluated:At 15, 18, and 24 months of age.At 3 and 4 years of age. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your

  6. Endometriosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include age and family history of endometriosis.

  7. Vaginal Yeast Infections - When To Call a Doctor

    A vaginal yeast infection may warrant a visit to a health care professional for evaluation and appropriate treatment.

  8. Hysterectomy: Types of Surgical Incisions - Topic Overview

    Your surgeon will recommend one or more types of hysterectomy (you may or may not have a choice,depending on your condition). While an abdominal hysterectomy requires a larger incision,a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy uses small incisions. Abdominal hysterectomy. Two types of surgical incisions are used for an abdominal hysterectomy. The midline incision is made from just below the ...

  9. Spironolactone for PMS

    Drug details for Spironolactone for PMS.

  10. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Medications

    The treatment of choice for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is 2 weeks of a broad - spectrum antibiotic, which kills more than one type of bacteria. If taken properly, antibiotics will destroy the bacteria causing PID. Prompt antibiotic treatment may pr

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