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Category Archives: Obstetrics

What is Emergency Contraception and how does it work?

Emergency contraceptive pills are becoming more widely available to men and women. Plan B One-Step, a brand of emergency contraception, is now available to all ages in the United States and is sold Two-pill versions of emergency contraception are still sold … Continue reading

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Surgical Menopause Linked to Steeper Cognitive Decline

A study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th annual meeting studied the effects of early surgical menopause on cognitive function. Results show that early surgical menopause leads to a steeper cognitive decline than natural menopause. The study analyzed … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Babies with Trisomy 13

How is Trisomy 13 Diagnosed? Due to the fact that Trisomy 13 has a distinctive set of physical characteristics, a doctor may be able make a diagnoses simply by performing a physical examination. The risk of Trisomy 13 does not … Continue reading

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Facts about Patau Syndrome

If you or someone you know has recently undergone tubal ligation reversal you probably have concerns about how this procedure can influence the health of a pregnancy. Particularly as women get older and undergo procedures like a tubal ligation reversal … Continue reading

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Time to have an HSG

When to Have an HSG after a Tubal Reversal? HSG is the best method to determine the tubal patency (if the tubes are open).  It is not recommended to have a HSG too soon after a tubal reversal surgery.  Most … Continue reading

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Endometrial Ablation (burning off of endometriosis tissue)

What is Endometrial Ablation for the management of endometriosis or ovarian cysts? For a patient with endometriosis, and especially when ovarian cysts related to endometriosis are found (an endometrioma), managing endometriosis and ovarian cysts is effective for both reducing pain … Continue reading

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The Option of Needle Aspiration in Managing Ovarian Cysts

When is needle aspiration the best option to manage ovarian cyst(s)? About 6% of women will have an ovarian cyst after menopause.  Factors such as age, menopausal status, size, and type of an ovarian cyst will determine the proper management … Continue reading

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