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Women

Women's health concerns, including menopause, diabetes, staying healthy during pregnancy, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness & more.

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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother…

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    Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. This leads to stool (feces) leaking from the rectum at unexpected…

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    Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility evaluation can include a pelvic exam, lab tests, imaging tests, review of medical and menstrual history, and certain…

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus.

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    Endometrial Hyperplasia

    Endometrial hyperplasia is an overgrowth of tissue in the endometrium, in which the uterine lining becomes too thick and causes…

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    Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common…

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    Ending a Pregnancy

    Ending a pregnancy is called induced abortion. The decision is made for therapeutic or elective reasons.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus. This type of pregnancy can be dangerous for…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s…

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    Dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia is painful sex for women and can also cause pain during tampon use. Dyspareunia can have many causes.

  • Woman suffering from menstrual cramps and holding her stomach while sitting on couch

    Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often

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    Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a female surgical procedure. It can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or following…

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    Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes.

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    Diabetic Nephropathy

    High levels of sugar in the blood can damage tiny blood vessels in your kidneys. This can cause kidney disease,…

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    Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) happens when your blood sugar is high and your insulin level is low. This imbalance in the…

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    Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus is a hormone disorder that occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or doesn’t use…

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too…

  • Woman holds her wrist in pain

    De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist.

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    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. —…

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