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endometriosis

endometrial tissue located outside the uterus

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fibroids

benign tumours in the uterus

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abruptio placentae

premature separation of the normally implanted placenta

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ectopic pregnancy

implantation of the fertilized egg in any site other than the normal uterine location

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placenta previa

implantation of the placenta over the cervical opening or in the lower region of the uterus

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preeclampsia

abnormal condition associated with pregnancy, marked by high blood pressure, proteinuria, edema, and headache

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down syndrome

chromosomal abnormality (trisomy 21) results in mental retardation, retarded growth, a flat face with a short nose, low-set ears, and slanted eyes

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hydrocephalus

accumulation of fluid in the spaces of the brain

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Pap test

microscopic examination of stained cells removed from the vagina and cervix

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pregnancy test

blood or urine test to test the presence of hCG

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aspiration

withdrawal of fluid from a cavity or sac with an instrument using suction

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cauterization

destruction of tissue by burning

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cryosurgery

use of cold temperatures to destroy tissue

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dilation (dilatation) and curettage (D&C)

widening the cervix and scraping off the endometrial lining of the uterus

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amniocentesis

needle puncture of the amniotic sac to withdraw amniotic fluid for analysis

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pelvimetry

measurement of the dimensions of the maternal pelvis

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AB

abortion

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C-section
CS

cesarean section

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D&C

dilation (dilatation) and curettage

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FHR

fetal heart rate

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G

gravida (pregnant)

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GYN

gynecology

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hCG or HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

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HPV

human papillomavirus

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HRT

hormone replacement therapy

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LH

luteinizing hormone

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OB

obstetrics

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PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

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PMS

premenstrual syndrome

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TAH-BSO

total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

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