Tag: Testing

Study Endorses HPV Testing for All Women Over 30

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  • December, 15 2011

New DNA tests looking for the virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer make sense for all women aged 30 or over, since they can prevent more cases of cancer than Pap smears alone, Dutch researchers say. Results of a five-year study involving 45,000 women provided the strongest evidence yet in favor of using…

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Recurrent PID Linked to Infertility, Chronic Pelvic Pain

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  • November, 14 2011

Recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is associated with an increased risk for infertility and chronic pelvic pain (CPP), according to a study published in the September issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Compared with women without recurrent PID, those who did have a recurrence were 80% more likely to experience fertility and 4 times as likely to have common…

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Are Endometrial Polyps Overtreated?

A metaanalysis of women who have had polypectomies suggests that postmenopausal status and abnormal bleeding are negatively associated with endometrial neoplasia. However, a second prospective analysis of patients diagnosed with polyps who were referred for follow-up rather than immediate intervention suggests that “watch and wait” might be the most prudent course in a majority of…

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