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  • Cervical Cancer

    Discusses testing, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer. Explains how most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. Explains that it's usually found through screening. Covers prevention with vaccine.

  • Heartburn Symptom Record

    Record Answer questions Date and time of day: ________ Date and time of day: ________ Date and time of day: ________ Symptoms What were your symptoms? How long did the heartburn last? Do you have any other symptoms, such as asthma, hoarseness, or stomach pain? Does pain radiate to another...

  • Cervical Polyps

    What are cervical polyps? Cervical polyps are growths in the cervical canal. This is the passage between your uterus and your vagina. Almost all cervical polyps are noncancerous (benign). Most cervical polyps are first discovered during a pelvic exam. Usually only a single polyp develops, though sometimes two or three...

  • Birth Control: Pros and Cons of Hormonal Methods

    The following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods. Combination pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin) Pros and cons of combination pills, patch, or ring Pros Cons No interruption of foreplay or intercourse. Reduced bleeding and cramping with periods, which lowers...

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Birth Control

    Discusses intrauterine device (IUD) for long-term birth control for women. Covers types of IUDs. Includes how well IUDs work to prevent pregnancy.

  • Personal Stories About Choosing Birth Control Methods

    Choosing the birth control method that's right for you can be complicated. There are lots of things to consider, such as your lifestyle and your health. These stories are based on information gathered from health professionals and consumers. They may be helpful as you make important health decisions about the...

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

    Discusses oral glucose tolerance test that measures glucose (blood sugar) levels. Explains that test checks for gestational diabetes, prediabetes, and diabetes. Covers the types of tests done and how to prepare for them.

  • Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125) Test

    Discusses cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) test that can help show if some types of cancer are present. Covers its use to check how well treatment for ovarian cancer is working or to see if ovarian cancer has returned. Covers possible test results.

  • Endometrial Biopsy

    An endometrial biopsy is a way for your doctor to take a small sample of the lining of the uterus ( endometrium). The sample is looked at under a microscope for abnormal cells. An endometrial biopsy helps your doctor find problems in the endometrium. An endometrial biopsy is sometimes done...

  • Birth Control: How to Use the Ring

    The ring is used to prevent pregnancy. It's a soft plastic ring that you put into your vagina. It's also called the vaginal ring. It gives you a regular dose of the hormones estrogen and progestin. The ring protects against pregnancy for 1 month at a time. You wear one...


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