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  • Abdominal Surgery and Myomectomy
    In an emergency, some procedures require a more extensive abdominal surgery, and myomectomy is one of them. This eMedTV article offers reasons why your surgeon may need to change your myomectomy into a more serious procedure.
  • Abdominal Surgery Following Tubal Ligation
    As this eMedTV page explains, your doctor may discover life-threatening problems during your tubal ligation, and you may require immediate major abdominal surgery to treat them. This article discusses abdominal surgery following tubal ligation.
  • Abnormal Presentation During Pregnancy
    This video describes the various positions a baby may be in prior to delivery.
  • Abnormal Scars and Laparoscopy
    It is possible to have abnormal scars following your laparoscopy. This part of the eMedTV library gives information about keloids (thick and raised-up scars) and provides other facts about abnormal scars and laparoscopy.
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    This video clip talks about abnormal uterine bleeding and its causes.
  • Advanced Directives (Myomectomy)
    This clip explores what you should talk to your doctor about before having a myomectomy.
  • After a Myomectomy
    You may experience abdominal pain, nausea, and other symptoms following your myomectomy. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at what to expect after a myomectomy and explains what to do if anything doesn't feel quite right.
  • Air Insufflation Injuries With Laparoscopy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, misplacement of the needle that is used to fill the abdomen with carbon dioxide during a laparoscopy can cause injuries. This article covers the possible consequences of air insufflation injuries with laparoscopy.
  • Air Insufflation Injuries With Tubal Ligation
    As this eMedTV segment explains, during a tubal ligation, misplacement of the needle used to fill the abdomen with carbon dioxide can cause air insufflation injuries. This page covers the consequences of air insufflation injuries with tubal ligation.
  • Alese
    Alesse is a birth control pill that is available only by prescription. This page on the eMedTV site gives a brief overview of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic. Alese is a common misspelling of Alesse.
  • Alesse
    Alesse is a type of prescription birth control pill. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, how it works to prevent pregnancy, and more.
  • Alesse and Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding women are generally advised to avoid Alesse. This eMedTV page talks about Alesse and breastfeeding, including an explanation of why your healthcare provider may instead recommend a "mini-pill" while breastfeeding.
  • Alesse and Pregnancy
    Alesse should not be taken during pregnancy. This segment of the eMedTV archives discusses Alesse and pregnancy, explaining how the FDA has classified Alesse and why pregnant women are advised to avoid the drug.
  • Alesse and Weight Gain
    Does Alesse cause weight gain? As this eMedTV segment explains, it probably does not. This article offers more information on this topic, including suggestions on how to achieve weight loss through exercise and healthy eating.
  • Alesse Birth Control Pills
    This eMedTV Web segment discusses Alesse birth control pills. Information includes side effects (such as weight gain), warnings, dosing, and drug interactions.
  • Alesse Dosage
    The standard Alesse dosage is one pill taken at the same time each day. This segment of the eMedTV library contains an overview of Alesse dosing, with detailed instructions on when and how to take the prescription birth control pill.
  • Alesse Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions can occur when Alesse is taken with antibiotics, St. John's wort, and other substances. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed look at Alesse drug interactions, including a list of other medications that can interact with it.
  • Alesse Overdose
    Alesse may cause vomiting and vaginal bleeding when taken in too high of a dose. This eMedTV article provides information on what to expect from an Alesse overdose, as well as what to do if you believe you have taken too much.
  • Alesse Side Effects
    Nausea, bloating, and changes in sex drive are some of the possible side effects of Alesse. This eMedTV Web page tells you what you need to know about Alesse side effects, including a list of side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Alesse Uses
    Alesse is very effective at preventing pregnancy. However, it has many other uses as well. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at what Alesse is used for, including "off-label" Alesse uses, such as the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Alesse Warnings and Precautions
    While taking Alesse, some women experience bleeding between periods. This segment from the eMedTV archives takes a look at several important Alesse warnings and precautions, including a list of those who should not take the drug.
  • Allergic Reaction To Medication -- Abdominal Hysterectomy Risks
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur during an abdominal hysterectomy and how likely they are.
  • Allese
    Alesse is a prescription birth control pill. This eMedTV selection provides a brief overview of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information. Allese is a common misspelling of Alesse.
  • Allesse
    Available only by prescription, Alesse is a type of birth control pill that contains two different hormones. This eMedTV segment briefly describes the drug and provides a link to more information. Allesse is a common misspelling of Alesse.
  • Altavera
    Altavera is a birth control pill that is available by prescription. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this contraceptive, including details on how it works, potential side effects, general safety precautions, and tips on when and how to take it.
  • Altavera Birth Control Information
    Altavera is a combined hormonal contraceptive that works to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV Web article offers more information on Altavera, including potential side effects and how to take this medication effectively.
  • Altavera Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that it's important to follow Altavera dosing guidelines, as missing pills significantly increases your risk of pregnancy. This page covers tips on taking this birth control pill, as well as what to do if you miss any pills.
  • Altavera Drug Interactions
    Before taking any medicine with Altavera, talk to your doctor about possible interactions. This eMedTV page lists several drugs that may interfere with Altavera and explains how these reactions may increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
  • Altavera Side Effects
    Common side effects of Altavera may include nausea, bloating, and breakthrough bleeding. This eMedTV page describes other side effects that have been reported with birth control pills (including Altavera) and also lists potentially serious reactions.
  • Altavera Uses
    Altavera is mainly prescribed to prevent pregnancy, but it can also be given "off-label" for other reasons. This eMedTV page explores the uses of Altavera, including information on how this birth control pill works and whether it is safe for adolescents.
  • Altavera Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to take Altavera if you have certain health conditions, such as diabetes. This eMedTV page lists other important precautions and warnings to be aware of before using Altavera, including what your doctor needs to know.
  • Alternatives to a Bunionectomy
    This video summary outlines some of the alternatives to having a bunionectomy.
  • Alternatives to a Myomectomy
    Alternatives to a myomectomy include observation, medication, and other surgeries. This eMedTV Web page explores these and other alternatives and lists their possible risks, benefits, and outcomes.
  • Alternatives to Abdominal Hysterectomy
    This video explains that there are alternatives to an abdominal hysterectomy for certain conditions.
  • Alternatives to Abdominal Hysterectomy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    This video describes various treatment options available for abnormal uterine bleeding besides an abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Alternatives to Abdominal Hysterectomy for Pelvic Relaxation
    This video file offers alternatives to an abdominal hysterectomy for pelvic relaxation.
  • Alternatives to Abdominal Hysterectomy for Precancerous and Cancerous Lesions
    This clip explains what procedures can be done to treat precancerous and cancerous growths.
  • Alternatives to VBAC
    This video explores the possibility of vaginal birth after a c-section (or VBAC).
  • Amethia
    Amethia is a prescription birth control pill designed to give women more time between menstrual periods. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Amethia Birth Control Information
    This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of the birth control pill Amethia, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and general dosing guidelines. A link to more details on this extended-cycle pill is also included.
  • Amethia Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, the dosing guidelines for Amethia are the same for all women. This article also provides detailed information on what to do if you forget to take your dose and lists some helpful tips on taking the pill.
  • Amethia Side Effects
    Acne, headaches, and changes in sex drive are a few of the common side effects of Amethia. This eMedTV resource describes other possible reactions to this birth control pill, as well as potentially serious problems that may require prompt medical care.
  • Anesthesia Choices (Bunionectomy)
    This interactive segment explains the differences between local, ankle block, and general anesthesia.
  • Anesthesia Choices for a Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
    This video clip discusses the type of anesthesia you may be given and risks to consider.
  • Anesthesia Choices for Diagnostic Laparoscopy
    This video clip discusses the type of anesthesia you may be given and risks to consider.
  • Anesthesia for Laparoscopy
    You will be given general or spinal anesthesia for your diagnostic laparoscopy. This eMedTV segment highlights the differences between these two types of laparoscopy anesthesia and explains how they are administered.
  • Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills
    Do antibiotics make birth control pills less effective? This eMedTV article looks at possible interactions between antibiotics and oral contraceptives. This page also talks about two drugs that have been shown to lower the effectiveness of "the pill."
  • Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills
    Do antibiotics react negatively with birth control pills? This segment of the eMedTV library provides the answer. It discusses the scientific research both supporting and refuting this claim, and includes a link to more information.
  • Apri
    As an oral contraceptive, Apri works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation. This page of the eMedTV site discusses Apri in more detail, including information on how the contraceptive works, when and how to take it, and some general precautions.
  • Apri Birth Control Pills
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Apri is a type of birth control pill. This article describes this combined oral contraceptive in more detail, with information on how it works, what to expect, and how to take it.
  • Apri Dosing
    When preventing pregnancy with Apri, dosing guidelines are standard for everyone. This eMedTV resource explains that the standard Apri dosage is one pill taken every day at the same time. This page also offers some tips for taking Apri.
  • Apri Side Effects
    Although most people do not have any problems when taking Apri, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at some of the common and more serious side effects of Apri, and explains which problems to report to your doctor.
  • Azurette
    Azurette is an oral form of birth control that contains two different types of hormones. This selection from the eMedTV library takes a detailed look at this oral contraceptive, including how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Azurette Birth Control Information
    This page from the eMedTV library provides important information on Azurette, a birth control pill that is designed for daily use. This segment briefly explains how the drug works, what to tell the doctor prescribing it, and why some women can't take it.
  • Azurette Dosage
    As this page of the eMedTV site explains, Azurette dosing is the same for all women, regardless of medical conditions or any other factors. One tablet should be taken every day, preferably at the same time each day, to ensure the drug's effectiveness.
  • Azurette Side Effects
    In general, most women don't experience any Azurette side effects, or they only have minor reactions. This eMedTV resource lists common side effects seen with this oral contraceptive, as well as potentially serious problems that require medical care.
  • Azurette Uses
    Azurette is approved to prevent pregnancy, but some women use Azurette off-label for certain conditions. This eMedTV article describes the various uses for this birth control pill in detail, with information on how it works and its benefits.
  • B-12 Defiency
    Although a vitamin B12 deficiency is easily treatable, it can cause serious problems if left untreated. This eMedTV segment lists signs of a deficiency and various treatment options. B12 defiency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • B-12 Eeficency
    A vitamin B12 deficiency may cause fatigue, weight loss, and poor memory. This eMedTV resource lists other possible signs of a deficiency and explains what treatments are available. B-12 deficency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • B12 Defficiency
    Poor memory, weakness, and constipation are possible signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency. This eMedTV page explains how deficiencies are treated and lists other signs of the condition. B12 defficiency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • B12 Deficency
    A vitamin B12 deficiency is a condition that is easily treatable with supplementation. This eMedTV article lists signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency and further explains how it is treated. B12 deficency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • B12 Deficiency
    A vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage if left untreated. This eMedTV Web page offers information on who is at a higher risk for developing this problem. B12 deficiency is a common variation of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Before Your Abdominal Hysterectomy
    This multimedia clip explains how you can prepare for your abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Before Your Bunionectomy
    This video explains what to expect before your procedure, such as instructions from the hospital.
  • Before Your Diagnostic Laparoscopy
    This video explains what to expect before your procedure, such as instructions from the hospital.
  • Before Your Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
    This video explains what to expect before your procedure, such as instructions from the hospital.
  • Before Your Myomectomy
    This multimedia clip explains how you can prepare for your procedure.
  • Benefits of Vitex
    Vitex may help to treat menstrual disorders, such as infertility, PMS, and PMDD. This eMedTV Web resource takes a closer look at other possible uses of the supplement, and explains how more research is needed to determine the benefits of vitex.
  • Benzphetamine
    A healthcare provider may prescribe benzphetamine to help people lose weight. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works, offers precautions to be aware of when taking the medication, lists possible side effects, and more.
  • Benzphetamine Dosing
    This eMedTV segment offers benzphetamine dosing guidelines for the short-term treatment of weight loss. This page explains that the typical starting benzphetamine dosage is 25 mg to 50 mg once daily. This article also offers tips for taking the drug.
  • Benzphetamine Hydrochloride Information
    Are you looking for information about benzphetamine? This eMedTV segment takes a quick look at this drug, with information on how it works, what to expect, and how often it is generally taken. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Beyaz
    In addition to preventing pregnancy, the birth control pill Beyaz provides a daily dose of folate. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this product, with details on how it works, who can take it, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Beyaz and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV segment explains, breastfeeding women are advised to avoid combination birth control pills such as Beyaz. This article explains why this is so and talks about the birth control pills that are more suitable for women who are nursing.
  • Beyaz and Pregnancy
    As a pregnancy Category X medication, Beyaz should be avoided by women who are expecting. This eMedTV Web article takes a closer look at this topic, with details on the results of animal studies and what to do if pregnancy occurs while taking this drug.
  • Beyaz Birth Control Information
    Beyaz is an oral contraceptive that can also help treat acne and PMDD. This eMedTV article offers some basic information on Beyaz, including when and how to take this form of birth control, safety concerns, and possible side effects.
  • Beyaz Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV selection, Beyaz is taken once a day, at the same time each day. More dosing guidelines for Beyaz are discussed in this article, as are instructions for what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Beyaz Drug Interactions
    Protease inhibitors, NSAIDs, and certain seizure medications have been known to interact with Beyaz. This eMedTV resource explores potential drug interactions with this oral contraceptive, describing some of the problems that may occur.
  • Beyaz Overdose
    You may have high potassium levels if you take too much Beyaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate). This eMedTV Web page explains what to expect with this type of overdose and talks about the likely treatment options.
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
    This page of the eMedTV library discusses a sterilization procedure for women called a laparoscopic tubal ligation, bilateral tubal ligation, or BTL. This section briefly describes what happens during the surgery and includes a link to more information.
  • Biotox
    Botox is a medicine prescribed to treat several conditions, such as wrinkles and underarm sweating. This eMedTV Web segment further discusses Botox, including possible side effects and dosing information. Biotox is a common misspelling of Botox.
  • Birth Control and High Blood Pressure
    As this portion of the eMedTV site explains, there may be a connection between birth control and high blood pressure, especially when risks associated with birth control and high blood pressure, like smoking, are present.
  • Birth Control and Nursing
    There are several birth control options a nursing mother can choose from that are safe and effective. This eMedTV page describes some of these options, such as progestin products, condoms, and the rhythm method. A link to more details is also included.
  • Birth Control as Emergency Contraception
    This eMedTV article explains that some forms of birth control can be used as emergency contraception, although these are not always approved uses. In addition, this approach is not always as effective as approved emergency methods.
  • Birth Control Failure Rates
    Spermicides and sponges have some of the highest failure rates of all birth control methods. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the failure rates for other types of contraception and discusses ways to lower your risk of pregnancy.
  • Birth Control for Breastfeeding Moms
    Several birth control options are available for breastfeeding moms. This page from the eMedTV site discusses some of these options, such as progestin-only products, nonhormonal contraceptives, and natural methods. A link to more details is also included.
  • Birth Control Options While Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding have many birth control options, including hormonal and nonhormonal methods. This eMedTV Web resource provides a brief look at some of these birth control methods and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Birth Control Pill Breastfeeding
    It is usually considered safe for women to take a progestin-only birth control pill while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page explains why it may not be safe to take a contraceptive that contains estrogen while nursing and covers some general safety concerns.
  • Birth Control Pill Information
    Are you looking for information on birth control pills? This eMedTV selection talks about this form of contraception and how it is used to prevent pregnancy and, in some cases, treat certain medical conditions. Side effects and dosing are also discussed.
  • Birth Control Pill Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, birth control pills are primarily used for preventing pregnancy in women of reproductive age. This page further explains what various types of oral contraceptives are used for and also lists common off-label uses.
  • Birth Control Pills
    Birth control pills are prescription tablets that are taken to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page describes various types of birth control pills, explains how they work, and lists common side effects that have been reported with the pill.
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