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  • Hysterectomy: Your Experience

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus. It can relieve such symptoms as severe pain and bleeding. If you have cancer, it may save your life.

  • Intimacy and Heart Disease: Your Emotions

    If you recently had a heart attack or heart surgery, you may be concerned about your love life. This is normal during an illness. But know that you can still enjoy sex. Here is information than can help you understand your feelings. It can also help you work with your partner to rebuild intimacy and enjoy sex again.

  • Kidney Stones: Your Evaluation

    A look at the tests that can help your healthcare provider find out if you have a stone, why it formed, and recommend treatment.

  • Medial Branch Neurotomy: Your Experience

    Your healthcare provider uses heat, cold, or chemicals to destroy part of the nerve near the inflamed facet joint. Nearby nerves may also be treated.

  • Pregnancy: Your Weight

    The weight you gain now is not just extra fat. It is also the weight of your baby. And it is the increased blood and fluids to support the baby.

  • Skin/Nails and Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy can affect both the skin and nails. It may cause an increased sensitivity to the sun as well as redness, rashes, itching, peeling, dryness, or acne. Nails may become darkened, yellow, brittle, or cracked, and may also develop vertical lines or ridges.

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Your Experience

    Your healthcare provider does a trial (test) stage to see how well spinal cord stimulation works for you. If the trial stage is a success, the permanent stimulator system is put into place.

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