Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.



Menstrual cycle

How well do you know your menstrual cycle? Follow these tips to track your menstrual cycle and identify problems.

Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.


Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to treat uterine conditions.

Focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids

Focused ultrasound surgery — Overview covers what to expect, risks and results of this uterine fibroid treatment.

Mirena (hormonal IUD)

Mirena (hormonal IUD) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.


Myomectomy — Overview covers what to expect, risks, results of surgery to remove uterine fibroids.

Uterine artery embolization

Uterine artery embolization — Overview covers what to expect, risks and results of this uterine fibroid treatment.

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