Ovarian Cyst – Symptoms, Rupture, Treatment and Removal

Definition of Ovarian Cyst and Definiton Ovarian Cyst  is a noncancerous, fluid-filled growth that forms within an ovary. Ovarian cysts are common and many are transient (come and go). The most common type of ovarian cyst is a follicular cyst, which develops in an ovarian follicle. Typically the follicle fills with fluid. Over time the fluid […]

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Premature Birth – Definition and Causes

Definition of Premature Birth The delivery of an infant before 37 weeks gestational age, also called preterm birth. Though viability is possible after 24 weeks, many fetal organ systems do not reach maturity sufficient for independent life until near full term. Sometimes there are warning signs of premature birth that allow the doctor to attempt to […]

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Sexual Health – Definition and Information

Definition of Sexual Health Measures men and women can take to experience sexuality in ways that support their physical and emotional well-being. A key factor for sexual health is overall health—nutritional eating habits, daily physical exercise, meditation or relaxation, adequate sleep, and adequate time for leisure or recreational activities. Sexual health further incorporates measures to […]

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VACTERL Syndrome / Association

Definition of Vacterl Syndrome The acronym for a constellation of birth defects that tend to occur in coincidence with each other. Doctors consider a baby who has three or more of the defects to have the VACTERL association, and will examine the baby closely for the other defects in the constellation. These defects include V: […]

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