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  • Birth Control Pills and Acne
    Several birth control pills are also approved for treating acne. This segment from the eMedTV archives includes more information about birth control pills and acne, and lists the pills that are licensed for the treatment of acne.
  • Birth Control Pills and Breastfeeding
    Not all birth control pills should be used by breastfeeding women. This eMedTV page offers more details on birth control pills and breastfeeding, and explains why progestin-only pills are better for these women than combined oral contraceptives.
  • Birth Control Pills and Pregnancy
    Women should never intentionally use birth control pills if they are expecting. This eMedTV article offers more information on pregnancy and birth control pills, including information on how likely you are to become pregnant while using the pill.
  • Birth Control Pills and Stroke
    Do women who take birth control pills have an increased risk of stroke? As this eMedTV article explains, some women do, but most healthy young women do not. Risk factors that may increase a woman's chances of a stroke are described.
  • Birth Control Pills and Weight Gain
    Recent studies indicate that birth control pills do not cause weight gain in most women. This eMedTV article discusses the link between birth control pills and weight gain in more detail and offers tips for helping with any weight gain.
  • Birth Controll Pill
    Birth control pills are used for preventing unintentional pregnancy. This eMedTV page further describes this form of contraception and lists possible side effects that may occur. Birth controll pill is a common misspelling of birth control pills.
  • Birth Controll Pills
    Birth control pills are prescription medicines used to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV article explains how to take birth control pills and lists some side effects that may occur. Birth controll pills is a common misspelling of birth control pills.
  • Bladder and Urinary Tract Injury -- Abdominal Hysterectomy Risks
    This video discusses possible bladder and urinary tract injuries that can occur with an abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Bleeding and Blood Vessel Injury -- Abdominal Hysterectomy Risks
    Bleeding and blood vessel injury may occur during an abdominal hysterectomy, which this media clip explains.
  • Bleeding of the Mother or Child (Labor and Delivery)
    Bleeding of the mother or child is possible with childbirth, as this video segment explains.
  • Bleeding With a Laparoscopy
    If bleeding during laparoscopy is severe, your doctor may need to change the procedure to an open surgery. This eMedTV article covers treatment options, including blood transfusions, for bleeding during a laparoscopy.
  • Bleeding With a Myomectomy
    Bleeding with a myomectomy can usually be treated successfully during surgery. However, as this eMedTV article explains, severe bleeding can result in the need for additional surgery or a blood transfusion.
  • Bleeding With a Tubal Ligation
    Some bleeding with a tubal ligation is normal, but serious bleeding can also occur. As this eMedTV page explains, this may require surgical intervention. This article focuses on the causes and treatments of bleeding during or after a tubal ligation.
  • Blood Clots -- Abdominal Hysterectomy Risks
    This video clip deals with blood clots after abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Blood Clots and Laparoscopy
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, unwanted blood clots can develop after laparoscopy, sometimes leading to serious complications such as a pulmonary embolus. This article tells you what you need to know about blood clots and laparoscopy.
  • Blood Clots and Tubal Ligation
    Unwanted blood clots following tubal ligation can block the flow of blood. As this eMedTV article explains, this can cause problems such as a pulmonary embolus. This page provides facts and treatment information about blood clots and tubal ligation.
  • Botax
    Botox is an injectable drug used to treat conditions ranging from facial wrinkles to muscle spasms. This eMedTV resource provides a brief overview of the drug and includes a link to more detailed information. Botax is a common misspelling of Botox.
  • Botex
    Botox is often prescribed to treat facial lines, but it can be used for other reasons, too. This eMedTV page briefly describes the drug's effects, lists a few side effects, and links to more information. Botex is a common misspelling of Botox.
  • Botoks
    Botox is a prescribed drug used for several reasons, such as minimizing wrinkles and relieving neck pain. This eMedTV page describes how Botox works and explains who may not be able to safely use the drug. Botoks is a common misspelling of Botox.
  • Botox
    Botox is commonly used to treat frown lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat other conditions. This eMedTV segment explains in detail what the drug is, how it is used, its effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • Learn About Botox Alternatives
    Certain dermatological procedures, creams, and other injection treatments are considered Botox alternatives. This eMedTV article describes these alternatives in detail, explaining why some people may consider them and offering a few pros and cons.
  • Botox and Breastfeeding
    This page from the eMedTV library offers a detailed discussion on Botox and breastfeeding. It includes the manufacturer's recommendations, explains why Botox may not pose a problem for infants, and stresses talking about the subject with your doctor.
  • Botox and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment takes a look at pregnancy and Botox. It explores the results of animal studies on the subject, explains why the drug may not pose a risk for pregnant women, and describes how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Botox Cream
    There is no such thing as Botox cream; the medication comes in injectable form. This Web page from the eMedTV site describes Botox injection in more detail and briefly explains what this medication is used for (besides improving wrinkles).
  • Botox Dosage
    Certain factors affect the Botox dosage that is prescribed, which this eMedTV article lists. This page also explains how the drug works to treat various conditions and offers helpful tips on when and how to take Botox (which is given by injection).
  • Botox Drug Interactions
    Botox drug interactions may occur if the drug is combined with botulinum toxin type B, among other things. This eMedTV resource lists other substances that can cause interactions, explains the effects that may result, and describes how to avoid them.
  • Botox for Sweating
    People who sweat excessively may find relief with Botox, a prescription drug. As this eMedTV page explains, people who received Botox injections in clinical studies experienced a decrease in sweat production in their underarms by at least 50 percent.
  • Botox Injections
    Botox is a prescription drug that is used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and treat muscle spasms. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of the injection, including information on Botox side effects and a more detailed list of approved uses.
  • Botox Injections for Wrinkles
    Many people get their wrinkles and "frown lines" treated with Botox injections. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works for reducing the appearance of facial lines and evaluates the effectiveness of Botox for this use.
  • Botox Medication Information
    Botox is a medicine used to improve wrinkles, treat severe sweating, and treat muscle spasm conditions. This eMedTV Web page provides more information on Botox, including more details about the medication's various uses and warnings for the drug.
  • Botox Overdose
    While the symptoms of a Botox overdose can vary, common ones include muscle paralysis and general weakness. This eMedTV Web page describes the factors that can affect the severity of overdose symptoms, as well as likely treatment options.
  • Botox Results
    Botox is a prescription injection that is effective for reducing facial lines. This eMedTV page also explores the results of Botox for various other uses, including the treatment of severe sweating, muscle spasms in the neck or head, and eye problems.
  • Botox Risks
    Before starting treatment, risks associated with Botox should be reviewed with your doctor. This eMedTV resource lists common side effects of Botox and also describes some of the more serious problems that may occur with the use of this medicine.
  • Botox Safety Information
    Botox can cause difficulty swallowing, especially in people with a neuromuscular disease. This eMedTV segment offers more safety information on Botox, including a list of possible side effects and warnings on who should not use this medication.
  • Botox Side Effects
    Although most people have no problems with Botox, side effects can occur. This eMedTV Web page lists common side effects that have been seen with the drug, as well as rare side effects and side effects that may require prompt medical attention.
  • Botox Treatment
    Botox is used to reduce wrinkles and to treat severe sweating and various muscle spasm conditions. This eMedTV article describes a few of the conditions that can be treated with Botox and explains whether this medication should be prescribed for children.
  • Botox Uses
    Botox is primarily used to treat frown lines on the forehead, but it can be used for other reasons, too. This eMedTV page describes these Botox uses in detail, explaining how the drug works, when it is given to children, and exploring off-label uses.
  • Botox Warnings and Precautions
    Knowing Botox warnings and precautions can help ensure a safe, successful treatment process, so this eMedTV article provides some of the more common ones. This includes things to discuss with your doctor and a list of people who should avoid Botox.
  • Bottox
    Botox is commonly prescribed to treat facial lines, but it has other uses as well. This page of the eMedTV Web site briefly describes how the drug works, the conditions it can treat, and possible side effects. Bottox is a common misspelling of Botox.
  • Bowel Injury and Laparoscopy
    Bowel injury from laparoscopy comes in two forms (perforation injuries and burns). This eMedTV segment explains what you need to know about bowel injury and laparoscopy, including causes, treatment, and possible complications.
  • Bowel Injury and Tubal Ligation
    There are two types of bowel injury that can occur during tubal ligation -- perforation and burn. This eMedTV Web resource offers in-depth information on bowel injury and tubal ligation, including possible treatments.
  • Bowel Injury During a Myomectomy
    Bowel injury during a myectomy is a rare but possible complication of the surgery. This eMedTV Web page describes the two types of bowel injuries (perforation and thermal), treatment options, and how often these injuries occur.
  • Breast Anatomy
    Aspects of breast anatomy include the fact that the breasts are made up of lobes and ducts. This eMedTV segment discusses the anatomy of this part of the body, including information about the lymphatic system and its role within the body.
  • Breastfeeding and Birth Control
    This eMedTV article explains that progestin-only contraceptives, condoms, and IUDs are some of the possible birth control options safe for use while breastfeeding. This page describes other methods, including hormonal, natural, and nonhormonal options.
  • Breastfeeding Contraception
    There are several forms of contraception safe for use while breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web selection describes some of the possible forms of birth control that a woman can use while nursing, such as condoms and progestin-only products.
  • Breastfeeding Contraception Safety
    Women who are nursing can use certain hormonal and nonhormonal forms of birth control. This eMedTV page further explores the safety of using specific types of contraception while breastfeeding, with details on the potentials dangers of estrogen products.
  • Brevicon
    Brevicon is a prescription medication that is used by women to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete overview of this oral contraceptive, including detailed information on how it works, dosing tips, possible side effects, and more.
  • Brevicon and Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding are not typically advised to take Brevicon. This eMedTV segment discusses Brevicon and breastfeeding, including information on how the hormones in birth control pills can decrease the quantity and quality of breast milk.
  • Brevicon and Pregnancy
    You should not take Brevicon if you are pregnant. This eMedTV article explains what to do if you are taking Brevicon and pregnancy occurs. This page also addresses the likelihood of the birth control pill causing miscarriages or birth defects.
  • Brevicon Birth Control Pills
    As this eMedTV article explains, the birth control pill Brevicon works by preventing ovulation in a woman. This segment also describes possible side effects and discusses the importance of taking this medication at the same time each day.
  • Brevicon Dosage
    The standard Brevicon dosage for preventing pregnancy is one tablet once daily, at the same time each day. This eMedTV segment further discusses Brevicon dosing guidelines, including detailed information on what to do if you miss any of the pills.
  • Brevicon Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web page explains that certain medications (such as some antibiotics, seizure drugs, and protease inhibitors) may interfere with the effectiveness of Brevicon. Drug interactions such as these can also increase your risk of side effects.
  • Brevicon Overdose
    A Brevicon overdose is unlikely to cause serious problems, but you should still seek immediate medical care. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of an overdose on Brevicon and discusses some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Brevicon Side Effects
    Breast tenderness, nausea, and headaches are some of the side effects you may experience with Brevicon. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at possible Brevicon side effects, including the ones that require immediate medical attention.
  • Brevicon Uses
    Brevicon is mainly used for preventing pregnancy in women of reproductive age. This part of the eMedTV library further discusses what the contraceptive is used for, including a list of several "off-label" Brevicon uses, such as treating acne or PMDD.
  • Brevicon Warnings and Precautions
    Brevicon can make some health conditions worse, such as high blood pressure and depression. This eMedTV article lists other important Brevicon warnings and precautions, including information on what to tell your doctor before starting this pill.
  • Bunionectomy Risks -- Abnormal Scarring
    This multimedia clip discusses the risk of abnormal scarring associated with this procedure.
  • Bunionectomy Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Bunionectomy Risks -- Infection
    This video clip explains the risk of infection associated with surgical procedures.
  • Bunionectomy Risks -- Risks as a Diabetic
    This video clip explains some of the health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Bunionectomy Risks -- Wound Breakdown
    This video segment explains what wound breakdown is, why it occurs, and treatment options.
  • Bunionectomy: Summary
    This video provides an overview of a bunionectomy, including risks and benefits of the surgery.
  • Bunions and How They Form
    This video clip explains how bunions form.
  • BV
    BV is a condition that results when there are too many harmful bacteria in the vagina. This segment of the eMedTV Website provides an overview of this condition, including what causes it, its symptoms, and treatment methods.
  • BV and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, for women who have BV and pregnancy is something they are trying to achieve, the fallopian tubes can become blocked due to the disease. Women who have BV and are pregnant need prompt treatment to avoid any complications.
  • BV Disease
    A woman with abnormal, fishy-smelling vaginal discharge may have bacterial vaginosis (BV). This eMedTV article gives a brief description of BV, including other potential symptoms and how the disease is treated. A link to more information is also included.
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