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  • Breast Calcifications

    Breast Calcifications

    Breast calcifications are deposits of calcium that can be seen on a mammogram of the breast. There are two types: macrocalcifications and microcalcifications.More >>
  • Migraine


    Migraine (also called a "sick headache") is a severe headache, which can last anywhere from two hours to two days.More >>
  • Dilatation And Curettage (DandC)

    Dilatation And Curettage (DandC)

    Definition Dilatation and curettage, also called a DandC, is a surgical procedure in which the cervix of the uterus is dilated (expanded) and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curetteMore >>
  • Prenatal Care

    Prenatal Care

    Description Thorough prenatal care helps ensure the birth of a healthy baby. Shortly after you become pregnant, you should begin seeing your physician or midwife on a regular basis. During these prenatalMore >>
  • Prolapsed Uterus

    Prolapsed Uterus

    Prolapse refers to a collapse, descent, or other change in the position of the uterus in relation to surrounding structures in the pelvis.More >>
  • Ovarian Cysts

    Ovarian Cysts

    Definition An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch that develops in or on the ovary. The cysts may contain liquid, or solid material or a combination of both. Ovarian cysts are very common, particularly inMore >>
  • Lymphedema


    Definition Lymphedema is painless edema (swelling) of one or both legs due to impairment in the flow of lymph from the leg. It can be a primary or secondary disorder characterized by the accumulationMore >>
  • Endometriosis


    Definition Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrial tissue normally found in the uterus grows in other areas. Description The endometrium, a type of tissue that nourishes fertilized eggs,More >>
  • Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum Depression

    Description Seventy to 80 percent of new mothers experience mild "maternity blues" that begin on or about the third day following delivery. Symptoms include tearfulness, sleeplessness, tension, anxiety,More >>
  • Myomectomy


    Definition Myomectomy is the surgical removal of myomas of the uterus (fibroids). Description Uterine fibroids, technically called leiomyomata but also called fibromyomas or myomas, are benign growthsMore >>
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