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      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy definition and facts*
      • How many weeks is a normal term pregnancy?
      • What is the first trimester of pregnancy (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester of pregnancy (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester trimester of pregnancy (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
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      Nosebleed Article
      • Nosebleed definition and facts
      • What causes nosebleeds?
      • How do you stop the common nosebleed?
      • How do you prevent the nose from bleeding again?
      • What if a person has frequent or chronic nosebleeds?
      • What remedies or medications can you take to prevent nosebleeds?
      • When should you call your doctor or go to an emergency room for a nosebleed?
      • What should I do if the doctor has placed nasal packs?
    • Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Causes include pregnancy, obesity, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, and...learn more »
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      Hemorrhoids Article
      • What is the definition of a hemorrhoid?
      • What causes hemorrhoids?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a hemorrhoid?
      • What does a hemorrhoid look like?
      • How is the diagnosis of hemorrhoids made?
      • How are hemorrhoids treated?
      • OTC medications and home remedies for hemorrhoids
      • Non-surgical approaches
      • Hemorrhoid surgery
      • What is the prognosis for hemorrhoids?
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