Severe itching and obstetric cholestasis
Severe itching and obstetric cholestasis Severe itching can be a sign of a condition called obstetric cholestasis. This is a potentially dangerous liver disorder that seems to run in families, although it can occur even if there is no family history. The main symptom is severe generalised itching wi
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Foods to avoid in pregnancy
Foods to avoid in pregnancy There are some foods to avoid or take care with when you’re pregnant as they might make you ill or harm your baby. Make sure you know the important facts about which foods you should avoid or take precautions with when you’re pregnant. Cheeses to avoid in preg
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Womb (uterus) cancer
Womb (uterus) cancer Cancer of the womb (uterine or endometrial cancer) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It’s more common in women who have been through the menopause. Symptoms of womb cancer: The most common symptom of womb cancer is vaginal bleeding that is unu
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Folic acid before and during pregnancy
Folic acid before and during pregnancy You should take a 400 micrograms folic acid tablet every day before you’re pregnant and until you’re 12 weeks pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, including spina bifida. If you did not take folic acid be
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Vaginal dryness
Vaginal dryness Vaginal dryness is a common problem that many women have at some point in their lives. But there are things that can help. Symptoms of vaginal dryness You may have vaginal dryness if you: • feel sore or itchy in and around your vagina • feel pain or discomfort during sex • need [
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