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Trusted healthcare guides from Dr Felix

Women

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What is a molar pregnancy?

In the case of normal pregnancy, if an egg from the female is fertilized by a sperm from the male. This results in the formation of an embryo which in turn will develop into a fetus.

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Period pain

Period pain or menstrual cramps are a perfectly normal thing to experience during your monthly bleed.  The pain signifies that your next menstrual cycle is beginning in a perfectly healthy way.

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What happens if you miss a pill?

With everyone leading such busy lives it is not always easy to remember your contraceptive pill, particularly if your usual routine has been disrupted.  It is more than likely that you will not become pregnant from missing a pill but it is impor...

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The pill and breast cancer

Oral contraceptives are pills containing hormones which are taken in order to prevent pregnancy occurring.  They prevent pregnancy by preventing the sperm from reaching the egg and so prevent fertilisation of the egg.

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Can the contraceptive pill cause weight gain or weight loss?

For many women who are considering a form of regular contraception, the thought of putting on weight if they go on the pill is enough to put them off!

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What is the best contraceptive pill for me?

The contraceptive pill was first developed in the 1950s and was licenced for use in the west in the 1960s. Since then the formulation of the pill has been refined and there are many brands and several options available when it comes to choosing ...

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Contraceptive pill types

Depending on where you live in the world the contraceptive known as ‘the pill’ has now been available for well over half a century.  It has, over the years, been refined and there are now many brands and several options available.

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What are the signs of a bladder infection?

A bladder infection is probably the most common of the group of infections known as Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs;  a urinary tract infection can affect any part of the urinary tract including the urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys.  ...

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