Tag: American Family Physician

Postpartum Period

The postpartum period, also known as the puerperium, lasts from the delivery of the infant until about 8 weeks after the delivery. Most of the anatomic and physiologic changes a woman experiences in pregnancy will have returned to the normal state by this 8-week time. The new mother will experience many changes during this postpartum [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, or enlarged veins in the anal area, represent one of the most common problems for which people seek medical advice. The actual incidence is unknown, but 10-25% of the adult population is thought to be affected. There appears to be a peak in middle age with a decline in the incidence after the age [...]

September 13, 2011 More
Galactorrhea

Galactorrhea

Galactorrhea is the spontaneous, nonobstetric production of bilateral white or clear nipple discharge. It is estimated to occur in 20-25% of women at some time in their life. Physiologic production of breast milk after pregnancy, or lactation, occurs after the breast has fully developed and been primed by numerous hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid [...]

September 12, 2011 More