Fibrocystic Breasts - Symptoms
Fibrocystic breast changes can affect one or both breasts. Symptoms include: breast swelling, tenderness, pain and lumps right before you start your period and are worse during some cycles than others.
Fibrocystic Breasts - Exams and Tests
Most women who see a health professional for breast pain and lumpiness learn that they have fibrocystic, or cyclic, breast changes.
Fibrocystic Breasts - Topic Overview
Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before their periods.
Fibrocystic Breasts - Home Treatment
Information on home care of fibrocystic breasts.
Fibrocystic Breasts - Treatment Overview
Most women who have fibrocystic breast changes or cyclic breast pain do not require treatment from their health professional. Cystic or tender breasts are a normal premenstrual condition; fibrocystic changes do not lead to breast cancer.
Early Disease Detection - Health Tools
An interactive tool on "which health screenings do you need?"
Abortion - What to Think About
If you have had unprotected sex in the last 5 days and don't want to become pregnant, see a health professional about emergency contraception in the form of hormone pills (such as Preven or Plan B-also referred to as the morning after pill). If you have had unprotected sex in the past 5 to 7 days, you may be able to use a copper intrauterine device (IUD) for emergency contraception.Your abortion .
Abortion - Before,During,and After an Abortion: When to Call a Doctor
If you think you may be pregnant, see a health professional for a pregnancy test, examination, and pregnancy counseling as soon as possible. If you are considering ending the pregnancy, this is an important time for learning as much as you can about your options. The sooner you take measures to end a pregnancy, the more medical choices you are likely to have and the less your risk of ...
Abortion - Choices: Surgical Abortion
A surgical abortion ends a pregnancy by surgically removing the contents of the uterus. Different procedures are used for surgical abortion, depending on how many weeks of pregnancy have passed.Care before and after a surgical abortion includes a physical examination and lab tests, education about what to expect, self - care instructions, symptoms that indicate you should call your health ...
Abortion - Topic Overview
What is an abortion?Abortion is the premature ending of a pregnancy. A spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, occurs when a natural cause ends a pregnancy. If you have had or may be having a miscarriage, see the topic Miscarriage. A therapeutic or induced abortion is one resulting from measures taken to intentionally end a pregnancy, using medications (medical abortion) or surgery. Surgical ...