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Surgery is the branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or injury. Prior to surgery you might consider asking your surgeon questions about the operation (procedure).

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      • Appendicitis definition and facts
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      • What are the signs and symptoms of appendicitis?
      • Is there a test to diagnose appendicitis?
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      • Are there long-term consequences of appendectomy?
      • What is new about appendicitis?
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      • What is an abdominal hernia?
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      • What causes an abdominal hernia?
      • What are the risk factors for a hernia?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of an abdominal hernia?
      • What types of medical professionals treat and repair hernias?
      • How do health care professionals diagnose abdominal hernias?
      • What types of surgery repair an abdominal hernia?
      • What non-surgical treatments are available for an abdominal hernia?
      • What are hernia complications?
      • What is the prognosis for an abdominal hernia?
      • Is it possible to prevent an abdominal hernia?
    • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary by stage (trimester).  The earliest pregnancy symptom is typically a missed period, but...learn more »
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      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy definition and facts*
      • How many weeks is a normal term pregnancy?
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      • 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?
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      • Constipation
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      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
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    • Colon Cancer Colon cancer is a malignancy that arises from the inner lining of the colon. Most, if not all, of these cancers develop from...learn more »
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      • Colon cancer facts
      • What is cancer?
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      • Where is the colon located?
      • How long is the human colon?
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      • What are the stages of colon cancer?
      • What are the treatments for colon cancer?
      • What is the follow-up care for colon cancer?
      • What is the prognosis for patients with colorectal cancer?
      • What are colon cancer survival rates?
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    • Ovarian Cysts Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled, sac-like structures within an ovary. Symptoms of an ovarian cysts may be: Pain in the belly...learn more »
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      Ovarian Cysts Article
      • Ovarian cysts definition and facts
      • What are the ovaries and how big are they?
      • What are ovarian cysts?
      • What signs and symptoms are caused by ovarian cysts?
      • What are the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
      • What causes, and what are the types of ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts cause cancer?
      • What are the risks of ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
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      • How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?
      • How can the physician decide if an ovarian cyst is dangerous?
      • What is the treatment for ovarian cysts?
      • What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat ovarian cysts?
      • What is the prognosis for a woman with ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts be prevented?
    • Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus and are usually round or semi-round in shape. The most common...learn more »
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      • Uterine fibroids facts
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What causes uterine fibroids and how common are they?
      • What are the symptomsof uterine fibroids?
      • Do untreated uterine fibroids pose a risk?
      • What are the usual ways of diagnosing uterine fibroids?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for fibroids
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