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...or through the vaginal opening.1 Pelvic organ prolapse may be associated with urinary incontinence or defecatory dysfunction. Epidemiology The prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse varies widely across studies, depending on the population studied and entry criteria. Women of all...

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Intimate Partner Violence

...cle defines domestic violence as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, enforced social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation, and threats.1 Domestic violence includes abuse of older persons, children,...

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...when skin thickening is limited to areas dis- tal to the elbows and knees. CREST (calcino- sis cutis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia) syndrome is a variant of limited cutane- ous systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a...

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...experienced severe men- tal disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, or bipolar disorder, and many are survivors of physical or sexual abuse and/or assault.11-14 In addition, many have experienced negative interactions with authority figures, and because anxiety is highly...

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...information: Handouts on this topic are available at https:// family, https:// family, and https:// Menstrual patterns can be an indicator of overall health and...

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Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women

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Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

...Administration warned against the use of diethylstilbestrol in pregnant women because of an increased risk of clear cell adenocarcinoma in female offspring. Diethylstilbestrol Exposure SARINA SCHRAGER, M.D., and BETH E. POTTER, M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School,...

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...major public health and social consequences, such as accidents and absenteeism.3 Risk fac- tors for chronic insomnia include increasing age, female sex, psychiatric illness, medical comorbidities, impaired social relationships, lower socioeconomic status, separation from a spouse or...

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...P rimary amenorrhea can be diag- nosed if a patient has normal sec- ondary sexual characteristics but no menarche by 16 years of age. If a patient has no secondary sexual character- istics and no menarche, primary amenor- rhea can be diagnosed as early as 14 years of age....

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...are vulnerable periods for the development of eating disorders; however, up to 8% of females and 2% of males are affected during their lifetimes, including persons of all ages, sizes, sexual and gender minority groups, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic strata, and geo- graphic...

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...Pain or problems during sexual intercourse Headaches Chest pain Dizziness Fainting spells Feeling your heart pound or race Shortness of breath Constipation, loose bowels, or diarrhea Nausea, gas, or indigestion Note: If a patient reports being bothered...

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Cultural Aspects of Caring for Refugees - Medicine and Society - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - ...uncommon diagnoses. For example, while beating is the most common type of torture, thermal and chemical burns, electrical torture, rape, sexual abuse, environmental manipulation, pharmacologic torture, asphyxiation and suspension by wrists are among other forms of torture used.4...

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Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

...noctu- ria; and pain of the pelvis, perineum, labia, vagina, or urethra. Physicians should also ask female patients about exacerbations related to the menstrual cycle and sexual intercourse.8-10 There are two symptom screening ques- tionnaires available for use in office prac-...

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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: ... the immediate effects of IPV, such as injury and death,4,5 there are other health consequences, many with long-term effects, including sexually transmitted dis- eases,6 pelvic inflammatory disease,7 and unintended pregnancy.8 Rates of chronic pain, neurologic disorders,...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2000 - ...Dyspareunia and vaginismus are the two most common sexual dysfunctions in women. Dyspareunia is recurrent genital pain caused by sexual activity. Primary dyspareunia is defined as constant pain during sexual activity, while secondary dyspareunia occurs after a period of pain-free...

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...cancer (Table 1).4 There are 15 known oncogenic strains of HPV, with types 16 and 18 involved in 70% of cervical can- cer cases.7 Most sexually active adults will be exposed to HPV, and more than 50% of adults 20 to 24 years of age are currently infected.8 However, the immune system...

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AAFP News - Oct 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

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afp20080901p597.pdf Energy level; sleep patterns; headaches; visual changes; vomiting; abdominal pain; diarrhea and constipation; status and progress of sexual maturation; medical conditions, such as polyuria, polydipsia, oliguria A thorough systemic review evaluates the functional capacity...

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Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility

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Evaluation of Dysuria in Adults -- American Family Physician

...of American women report acute dysuria every year.10 The symptom is most prevalent in women 25 to 54 years of age and in those who are sexually active.11 In men, dysuria and its associated symptoms become more prevalent with increasing age.6 Causes of Dysuria INFECTION AND...

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Impact of Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity on the Gynecologic Health of Adolescents -- ...

...While the female adolescent with anorexia frequently experiences symptoms such as weakness, dizziness or fatigue, she often seeks help (or is brought for medical attention by a distressed parent) because her weight loss has resulted in amenorrhea. The precise mecha- nism of...

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Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

...posttransplant, and female transplant recipients should avoid pregnancy for one year after surgery. The best contraceptive choice is usually an intrauterine device. Because of the increased risk of infection, patients should be tested for graft dysfunction or infection if suspicion...

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...does not imply dysphoria or a preference for treatment.10 The terms transgender and gender incongruence gener- ally are not used to describe sexual orientation, sex devel- opment, or external gender expression, which are related but distinct phenomena.5,7,8,11 It may be helpful to...

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Panax ginseng - American Family Physician

...In 45 patients with erectile dysfunction, use of ginseng improved erectile function, sexual desire, and intercourse satisfaction.22 Panax ginseng also appears to have anti- cancer effects. In a prospective cohort study23 of 4,364 persons older than 40 years, the risk of cancer...

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