Pessary

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For women who experience a prolapsed pelvis, a uterus that is in the wrong position, a cystocele (a prolapsed bladder) or weakened uterine muscles leading to stress incontinence, a pessary is sometimes inserted to control the condition. A pessary is a non-surgical approach to correcting the symptoms associated with a pelvic organ that is prolapsed. The device can be made out of plastic or silicone, comes in a variety of sizes, and is inserted into the vagina or rectum and ...

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Hypermobility

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Hypermobility is a term used to describe “loose joints” or joints that stretch farther than what is normal. For example, some people with hybermobility will be able to stretch their thumb backwards where it touches the wrist while others can put their leg behind their head. Researchers have found that certain inherited genes (that are predisposed) are the root of hypermobile joints. In addition, genes responsible for the production of collagen may also play a role. The condition is considered ...

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Orchiectomy

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