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Is the Mesh Used for Hernia Repair Safe?

Hernias are an extremely common health problem. Anyone can develop this medical condition, including men, women, and children. A hernia occurs when a tissue or organ pushes through a weak place in the surrounding tissue or wall of muscle and fiber that usually contains them. Each year, more than one million hernia repairs are performed […]

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Dealing with Hernia Mesh Pain Years Later

The hernia mesh is a medical device made of polypropylene plastic that helps provide support for damaged or weak tissue. Each year, more than 100,000 hernia mesh medical devices are used for hernia repair surgery in the United States alone. And just like any other surgeries, an amount of pain is expected following hernia repair […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant with an IUD

Along with the implant, an intrauterine device (IUD) is a type of long-acting reversible birth control method. It is a small, T-shaped device that the doctor places in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs have two main types: copper IUDs like Paragard, and hormonal IUDs like Mirena, Skyla, Liletta, and Kyleena. Within one year, fewer […]

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IUD Insertion Pain vs. Childbirth

With its 99 percent efficacy and duration that can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years, it’s no wonder intrauterine devices (IUDs) are surging in popularity as a birth control option among women. But even though the IUD has been proven to be generally safe and effective in preventing pregnancy, you cannot have the hype […]

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It’s Time to Talk About Opioid Addiction in Women

Addiction is described as a disease by several medical associations including the American Medical Association. According to them, “Like diabetes and cancer, addiction os caused by behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors.” There may be different types of substance abuse, but opioid addiction is unlike any other. The truth? Opioid use can lead to physical dependence […]

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Can’t Feel the Strings: How to Know if Your IUD is Out of Place

It might happen in very rare instances, but your IUD may move out of place. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are also known as long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which means that they are a type of birth control method that remains effective for a longer period of time even without user compliance. Although in general, they are […]

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