Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy What is a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the uterus (womb) is removed. This surgery for women is the most common non-obstetrical surgical procedure in the United States. How common is hysterectomy? Approximately 300 out of every 100,000 women will undergo a hysterectomy. Why is a hysterectomy performed? The most common

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Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women

Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women Urinary Incontinence in Women Slideshow Pictures Urinary Incontinence in Men Slideshow Pictures Food & Drinks That Make You Gotta Go Slideshow Pictures (HealthDay News) — Women may have a variety of bladder problems as they age. But many don’t seek help because they are embarrassed or believe

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis definition and facts Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis

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Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)

Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis) What is the treatment for endometriosis? Endometriosis can be treated with medications and/or surgery. The goals of endometriosis treatment may include symptom relief and/or enhancement of fertility. What medications treat endometriosis? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium) are commonly prescribed

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