Human Papillomavirus | HPV | Nucleus Health

Human Papilloma viruses, also called HPVs, make up a group of over 100 related viruses that infect people. Most HPVs can cause common skin warts, usually on the hands or feet. However, about 40 types of HPV affect the genitals, which are the sex organs on the outside of the body. These HPVs cause the […]

Pelvic Prolapse | Nucleus Health

Your pelvic organs are held in place by muscles and tissues in your pelvis. If these muscles and tissues weaken or tear your pelvic organs may prolapse, or drop down, into your vagina. If your bladder and urethra prolapse into your front vaginal wall, you have a cystourethrocele. Your doctor may recommend an anterior colporrhaphy, […]

St Mary’s Children’s Surgery – Essentia Health

Dilation and Curettage D & C Surgery PreOp® Patient Engagement and Education

http://youtu.be/JiaqOtVna1g Your doctor has recommended that you undergo a Dilation and Curettage, or D and C. But what does that actually mean? The uterus is part of a woman’s reproductive system. It’s the organ that contains the growing fetus. The cervix forms the neck of the uterus, and the vagina is the canal through which […]

Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS

HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you have HIV, you have an infection that damages your immune system over time, and causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of an HIV infection, when your immune system is damaged and too weak to fight off ordinary infections. When foreign […]

Birth Control Pills

A series of events called the menstrual cycle happens about once every month to prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy. Changing levels of natural chemicals in the bloodstream called called hormones control these events. The reproductive organs affected by these hormones include: the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The ovaries produce two main […]

Body Weight Planner

Hi, I’m Dr. Kevin Hall from the National Institutes of Health. This video provides a brief introduction to the Body Weight Planner, an online tool that tells you the calories and physical activity needed to reach your goal weight and maintain it afterwards. The body weight planner is intended for use in adults 18 years […]

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, similar to the lining in your uterus, grows in other areas of your body. If you are a woman, your reproductive system includes the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. During a normal menstrual cycle, you’re ovaries make chemicals called hormones, which signal the lining of your uterus to […]

Dilation and Curettage D & C Surgery PreOp® Patient Engagement and Education

http://youtu.be/JiaqOtVna1g Your doctor has recommended that you undergo a Dilation and Curettage, or D and C. But what does that actually mean? The uterus is part of a woman’s reproductive system. It’s the organ that contains the growing fetus. The cervix forms the neck of the uterus, and the vagina is the canal through which […]

Myomectomy Vaginal Fibroid Removal Surgery PreOp® Patient Education HD

Your gynecologist has recommended that you undergo surgery to remove vaginal fibroids. But what does that actually mean? The uterus is part of a woman’s reproductive system – it’s the organ that contains and protects a growing fetus during pregnancy. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the inner or outer wall of the uterus. […]