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What is a hysterectomy? Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States. Removing your uterus means that you can no longer get pregnant. Itching

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Painful Sex

How common is painful sex? Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary

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Uterine Fibroids

What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What are common signs and symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? Common signs of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) include the following: Irregular menstrual periods—Menstrual disorders can include absent periods, periods that occur infrequently or too frequently, heavy

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, worry, or concern. These feelings are normal and common. Anxiety and pregnancy are a common combination, especially among those who had anxiety before. An anxiety disorder is

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Endometrial Ablation

What is endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus. Menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy

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