Fibrocystic Breasts - Topic Overview
Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before their periods.
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 - Exams and Tests
Examinations and tests are used to diagnose a pregnancy and to check for any health conditions you may have that need special consideration. Regardless of whether you know that you would continue a pregnancy or have an abortion, your evaluation will include a medical history, a physical exam, and some laboratory tests. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, rest assured that the law protects ...
Abortion - Reasons Women Choose Abortion
In the United States, about 6 million women become pregnant per year.7 Half of all pregnancies are unintended, and of all births, about 1 in 10 newborns have been reported as "unwanted."8Each year, about 1.3 million American women have an abortion to end a pregnancy.9 This number reflects a declining abortion rate, in part because more women are using emergency contraception to prevent unintended
Abortion - Choices: Medical Abortion
Medical abortion, the use of medications to end an early pregnancy, is up to 98% effective within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy.11 As a pregnancy progresses into the late first trimester, medications are less likely to fully induce an abortion. When this happens, a follow - up surgical abortion becomes necessary to make sure that the uterus is completely clear of tissue.A typical treatment ...
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 - 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 - 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 ...