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What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

Approximately 1 in 40 pregnancies are ectopic, which means the pregnancy is occurring outside the womb, usually inside one of the fallopian tubes. When this occurs, it can be extremely dangerous for the mother because she may experience life-threatening internal bleeding. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies cannot be carried to full term.What are the risk factors for … Continued

What Is a Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus. It is commonly used to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. Women who have periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or those that have unexplained bleeding between periods are most likely to undergo a hysteroscopy … Continued

How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you’ve been trying to conceive, then you understand all too well the anxiety and anticipation of the very long two-week wait. This is the period of time between your pregnancy attempt and the day you receive your pregnancy results—whether from a natural try at home or a medically-assisted attempt at a fertility center.Most over-the-counter … Continued

Abnormal Pap Treatment: Colposcopy and LEEP Procedure

It can be devastating to receive news about an abnormal pap smear. When your results come back positive, it means your doctor found abnormal or unusual cells in your cervix—it does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. Nevertheless, women often feel betrayed by their own bodies and can have deep concerns about their fertility, … Continued