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  • Pregnancy: Should I Have an Early Fetal Ultrasound? Decision Point Guides you through the decision to have an early fetal ultrasound. Explains when ultrasound is usually done during pregnancy and why. Lists risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  • Sonohysterogram Medical Test A sonohysterogram uses ultrasound to look at the inside of your uterus. A salt (saline) solution is put in the uterus for a clearer image.
  • Liposuction Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes...
  • Birth Defects Testing Birth defects tests are done during pregnancy to look for possible problems with the baby (fetus). Birth defects develop when something is wrong with genes or chromosomes, an organ, or body chemistry. A birth defect may have...
  • Tests for Erection Problems Medical Test Tests for erection problems can help find a cause for a man's problem in having or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction, or impotence). Erectile dysfunction is a common male problem. Most erection problems are caused by a ...
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening Test Medical Test The nuchal (say "NEW-kuhl") translucency screening is a test done during pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the fluid buildup at the back of the developing baby's neck. If this area is thicker than normal, it can be an early...
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Dense Breasts: What Are My Options? Decision Point Guides you through breast cancer screening choices if you have dense breasts. Discusses the benefits and risks of choosing more testing after a mammogram, such as ultrasound or MRI. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test? Decision Point Guides through decision to have screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Includes pros such as finding aneurysms so that they can be treated. Also explains the possible harm that could come if the test leads to risky surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear.
  • Bone Mineral Density Medical Test A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the density of minerals (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan. This information is used to estimate the strength of your bones.
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