If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the types of biopsies available and what to expect during the procedure.
The goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage, when it is most treatable. This video takes a look at the three components of breast screening a breast self-exam, a clinical exam by your doctor, and a mammogram.
Normal blood pressure is essential for a healthy pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure before you become pregnant, you are at higher risk for developing certain problems during pregnancy. This video explains how chronic high blood pressure can affect you and your growing baby and why special monitoring is important.
Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort, and what circumstances require a visit to your doctor.
Two types of diabetes can occur during pregnancy pre-existing diabetes, which will continue after pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, which will go away after the baby is born. Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn't make enough insulin or you can't use it correctly. This video offers details on how these two types diabetes can affect a pregnancy.
During your pregnancy, everything you eat, drink, and smoke can affect you and your baby. These substances whether healthy or harmful reach your baby by crossing your placenta. In this video, you'll learn how harmful substances can affect the health of your developing child and why it's important to avoid them.
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding during a menstrual cycle that is caused by hormonal problems. The most common hormonal irregularity occurs because the ovary did not produce an egg during that particular cycle. This video explores other causes and when this bleeding is of concern.
Dysmenorrhea is severe uterine cramping and pain during a menstrual period. Women with this condition have a chemical imbalance in particular, a high level of prostaglandin, which controls uterine contractions. In this video, you'll learn how this condition develops and what you can do to minimize the effects.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in the abdominal cavity. This tissue responds to hormonal changes in the same way that the uterine lining responds. This video takes a closer look at this condition and the recommended treatments.
There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.
Women of childbearing age should make sure that they get enough folic acid every day. Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, helps prevent neural tube birth defects. Watch this video to learn more about this important vitamin and its role in health.
Diabetes is a common problem that can occur during pregnancy. This form of diabetes usually develops after the 28th week and goes away after your baby is born. This video discusses how gestational diabetes can affect you and your baby and how you can manage the condition.
Even though most women with hypertension have healthy babies, they do have a higher risk of developing certain problems during pregnancy. Hypertension can damage the mother's heart, kidneys and other organs. It can cause low-birth weight and early delivery of the baby. Early diagnosis and special monitoring of you and your baby by your healthcare provider are important.
Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed. Fibroids in the uterus are a common reason for a hysterectomy. In this video, you'll find out other medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.
Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix are removed. The surgery can be done in several ways, one of which is LSH, or laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. This video takes a closer look at the types of hysterectomies and recovery times for each.
If you have an infection while pregnant, you can pass it on to your baby. Critical times are in the early part of pregnancy, when your baby's organs are developing; during labor and delivery, and after childbirth. This video describes the steps you can take to prevent, find, and treat most infections.
Labor differs from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy, but common signs and symptoms can let you know when it is starting. Contractions that increase in strength and frequency are a sure sign you are in true labor. This video discusses the three stages of labor and delivery, as well as types of delivery.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts used either to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. A screening mammogram is done for women who have no symptoms but are at risk for breast cancer. This video tells you what to expect when you have a mammogram.
Menopause marks the end of a woman's menstrual periods. Menopause officially begins one year after your periods have stopped completely. This video explains what occurs in the time leading up to menopause and what can be done to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or in the ovary. Most cysts are harmless and don't cause any symptoms. In this video, you'll learn about different types of ovarian cysts and what treatment may be recommended if you have one.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a bacterial infection of the pelvic organs. It may affect only the fallopian tubes, or it may include all the pelvic organs, the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This video explains how this common disease occurs and what steps you can take to prevent it.
Diabetes occurs when your body doesnít make enough insulin or you canít use it correctly. When managed well, diabetes shouldn't keep you from having a healthy baby. This video describes how diabetes can affect a pregnancy.
Thanks to medical advances, it is now safer and easier for women in their late 30s and 40s to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Still, there are factors that older moms-to-be should keep in mind. This video offers details on possible risks of pregnancy at this age and how you can minimize them.
Normal blood pressure is important to good health. Some women develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Why this occurs isn't known, but certain factors put you at higher risk. This video explains the risk factors and symptoms, and how this condition is managed.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms that occur in some women during the second half of their menstrual cycle. These symptoms include irritability, anxiety, and depression. This video explains what how PMS develops and what you can do to minimize its effects.
Pre-pregnancy counseling and a physical exam will help to identify any tests you should have done before you get pregnant. Once pregnant, you should have certain routine tests, as well as other tests that reflect your specific needs. This video offers details on the range of prenatal testing offered.
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection, trauma, or as a reaction to bath oils and bubble baths. In this video, you'll find out what to do if you develop urethritis and how you can prevent its occurrence.
Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of urine. The two most common types of incontinence are "stress incontinence" and "urge incontinence." This video looks at these common types and offers information on available treatments.
A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that can affect the bladder and spread to the kidneys. The most common cause is the bacterium Escherichia coli, which is found in the gastrointestinal tract. This video offers information on typical symptoms, available treatments, and preventive measures.
A varicose vein is an abnormal dilation of the vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Although veins are located throughout the body, varicose veins are most commonly seen in the legs. This video looks at who's at risk for this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.