Vaginal Fistula - Topic Overview
What is a vaginal fistula?A fistula is a passage or hole that has formed between: Two organs in your body. An organ in your body and your skin. A fistula that has formed in the wall of the vagina is called a vaginal fistula. A vaginal fistula that opens into the urinary tract is called a vesicovaginal fistula. A vaginal fistula that opens into the rectum is called a rectovaginal fistula. See ...
Breast Problems - Prevention
To prevent breast tenderness, discomfort, or pain (mastalgia), follow these tips.
Breast Problems - Topic Overview
Breast lumps or changes are a common health worry for most women. Women may have many kinds of breast lumps and other breast changes throughout their lives, including changes that occur with menstrual periods, pregnancy, and aging.
Breast Problems - Home Treatment
Information on the home treatment of breast problems.
Breast Pain (Mastalgia) - Topic Overview
What do I need to know about breast pain?Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic).Cyclic pain is the most common type of breast pain. It may be caused by the normal monthly changes in hormones. This pain usually occurs in both breasts. It is generally described as a heaviness or ...
Breast Lumps - Topic Overview
Breast lumps are common, especially in women ages 30 to 50. A number of conditions can result in a lump or lumps in your breast. Most of these conditions are harmless or of minor concern. Generalized breast lumpiness usually feels like lots of little bumps (nodularity) or as though some areas of the breast are thicker or denser than other areas. Your breasts also may feel tender. The lumps may ...
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts.Mammography screens for breast abrnomalities.
Early Disease Detection - Screening,13 Months to 5 Years
Your child should have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well child visits. During these visits, your doctor will check your child's growth and development and examine your child for possible problems. Generally, a child is evaluated:At 15, 18, and 24 months of age.At 3 and 4 years of age. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your
Early Disease Detection - Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about early disease detection:What is early disease detection?What screening is done from birth to 12 months of age?What screening is done from 13 months to 5 years of age?What screening is done from 6 to 10 years of age?What screening is done from 11 to 24 years of age?What screening is done from 25 to 49 years of age?What screening is done from 50 to 64 years of age?What screening is ..
Early Disease Detection - Screening,6 to 10 Years
Generally, your child is evaluated at ages 5 or 6, 8, and 10. At each visit, your doctor will also check your child's growth and development. These checks are not specifically related to disease detection but are intended to see whether your child is growing and developing normally. Normal checks include:School concerns, such as grades, favorite subjects, and the teacher's idea of how your child .