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Pregnancy can bring challenges like weight gain, stretch marks, varicose veins, heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, problems sleeping, and wondering if it is safe to have sex while pregnant. Learn how to manage and move through these challenges during pregnancy.


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      Ectopic Pregnancy Article
      • Ectopic pregnancy facts
      • What is the definition of an ectopic pregnancy?
      • What is an ectopic pregnancy?
      • Three classic signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy
      • What are other signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?
      • What are the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy?
      • How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed?
      • What is the health risk of an ectopic pregnancy?
      • What treatment options are available for ectopic pregnancy?
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      Itching (Pruritus) Article
      • Itch facts
      • What is an itch?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of itching (pruritus)?
      • What causes itching?
      • How is the cause of itching diagnosed?
      • Should people scratch the itch?
      • What are topical itch treatments? Are there any home remedies for itching?
      • What are oral itch treatments?
      • Can itching be prevented?
      • When should the doctor be consulted for itching (pruritus)?
      • What are possible complications of itching?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for itching?

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