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  1. Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections - Topic Overview

    For years,people have used cranberry juice to prevent and help cure urinary tract infections (UTIs). There is limited proof that this is worth trying. Pure cranberry juice,cranberry extract,or cranberry supplements may help prevent repeated UTIs in women. 1 Using cranberry products to prevent UTIs may be expensive and some women complain of the taste. No one concentration of cranberry ...

  2. Your Staying Healthy Checklist

    Check out this self-help checklist for steps to balancing your life.

  3. Topic Overview

    If you choose not to breast-feed or if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly,your breasts may become full and sore and leak milk. This is a condition known as breast engorgement. But many women experience only mild symptoms when they stop breast-feeding and do not require treatment. Massage,cold compresses (to reduce swelling),and wearing a good support bra may help ease discomfort. ...

  4. Hysteroscopy for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

    Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic and surgical procedure that makes examining the inside of the uterus possible without making an abdominal cut (incision). During hysteroscopy, a lighted viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. Treatment can also be done through the hysteroscope during the same procedure. Hysteroscopy usually takes 30 to ..

  5. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

    There are different factors that increase a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.

  6. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

    Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  8. Myomectomy

    Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.

  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. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

    Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.

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