Reproductive healthcare

Ovia Health has a lot of helpful information about reproductive healthcare for you to consider. This includes details about birth control and other contraception options, conception, sexual health, your period, getting pregnant, and more. You’ll also learn about choosing a reproductive healthcare provider and being your own healthcare advocate.

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Should I freeze my eggs?

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Egg freezing step by step

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Egg freezing FAQ

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Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Woman gets her temperature taken while wondering if she should get the COVID 19 vaccine.

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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IVF FAQ

Dear Ovia, Dreams of a big family

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Unpacking male fertility

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The birth control patch: Everything you need to know

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Birth control ring: Everything you need to know

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Extended cycle birth control pill: Everything you need to know

Design of the combo pill

Combo birth control pill: Everything you need to know

Design of the minipill

The minipill: Everything you need to know

Birth control shot design

The birth control shot: Everything you need to know

Design of birth control implant

The birth control implant: Everything you need to know

Design of IUD

The IUD: Everything you need to know

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The complete glossary on sexually transmitted infections

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Everything you need to know about yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis

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Five things you should have learned in Sex Ed

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Should I seek ART and/or elective care during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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COVID-19 and trying to conceive: Your questions answered

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COVID-19 and pregnancy: Your questions answered

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More than just periods: Menstrual cycle 101 

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Different types of artificial insemination available

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Which birth control option is best for me?

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Finding the right birth control for you 

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Helpful facts and common misinformation about birth control

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Debunking birth control myths

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Why are Long Acting Reversible Contraception options so popular?

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Consider this before you talk to your healthcare provider about birth control

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What is the MTHFR gene?

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Switching healthcare providers: What you should know

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IVF and ICSI, what’s the difference?

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Taking a pregnancy test: Facts and fiction

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Nutrition to boost male fertility

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Being your own health care advocate

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Making sure your PCP is right for you

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Red flags down below: Signs you should call your healthcare provider

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Building and maintaining a strong support network while TTC

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Different types of reproductive healthcare providers

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What to expect at an appointment with your primary care provider

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Do you really need to start taking prenatal vitamins before conception?

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Foods to fix iron-deficiency anemia

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What to look for in a prenatal supplement

Quiz: How well do you know your Trying to Conceive (TTC) vocabulary?

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No period, no positive pregnancy test- what happened?

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Five things that might happen after pregnancy loss

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How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed and treated?

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Finding support after a pregnancy loss 

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How to cope after a pregnancy loss

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What happens during a miscarriage? Signs to look out for

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When will my cycle go back to normal?

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The details about sex after miscarriage

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Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

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Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

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9 nutrition tips when trying to conceive

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Age and male fertility

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Why do you keep hearing about “toxins”?

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Alternative therapies for fertility

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Clearing up common fertility misconceptions

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Smoking and fertility

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Talking to a male partner about his fertility

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Preparing your body for pregnancy

“Is it safe to skip my period?” and other common birth control questions

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What’s the difference between infertility and sterility?

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The ABCs of TTC: The acronyms you need to know when trying to conceive

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Managing anxiety while TTC

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What kind of treatment is available for depression while TTC?

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Observing Women’s History Month 2021 through her healthcare

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How to best support your future fertility – even before you start trying

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Things condoms can’t always prevent

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Finding the healthcare provider who’s right for you

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Off the grid: don’t have insurance while TTC?

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Fertility tips: birth control?

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The talk: your partner and fertility

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Conception, the sequel: What you should know about getting pregnant the second time around

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Lights, camera, conception! A pre-pregnancy checklist

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Fertility tips: Don’t save it up!

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When to count your eggs

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What you need to know about premature ovarian failure

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Should I use an ovulation predictor kit?

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Does pregnancy loss impact future conception?

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Could you have a sperm allergy?

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Does a negative pregnancy test mean I’m not pregnant?

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Five signs you might be ovulating

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Tracking your cervical position

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Trying to conceive in a bigger body

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Trying to conceive in a smaller body

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Can I douche while I’m TTC?

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Can Clomid help me get pregnant?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

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Common emotions when TTC

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18 tips to get pregnant faster that actually work

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Getting pregnant after diagnosed infertility

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Getting pregnant after cancer treatment

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How to take a pregnancy test

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Lifestyle changes that may boost your fertility to improve your chances of conceiving

How to use your fertility chart

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What should you track when trying to conceive?

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Causes of infertility

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What to expect at your first infertility consultation

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Your initial conversation with a patient coordinator

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Types of fertility treatments

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Fertility costs and insurance coverage

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Why seek a fertility specialist

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Trying to conceive when 35 and older

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What you need to know about birth spacing

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Miscarriage: what it is, why it happens, and how it can affect future pregnancies

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Over one year of TTC

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A healthy lifestyle today can lead to a healthy pregnancy tomorrow: what you can do now

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Why you need a trusted healthcare provider when TTC

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Nutrition to promote fertility

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Exercise and fertility

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Why you might want to get genetic testing before getting pregnant

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From superfoods to smoking: what can help and hurt your fertility

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Tracking fertility to get pregnant faster

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When exactly can you get pregnant? All you need to know about the fertile window

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Getting pregnant: How long should it take?

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How you can benefit from tracking your fertility if you’re TTC

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How can pre-existing mental health conditions affect a pregnancy?

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The importance of strength training

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Investigating the 2,000 calorie diet

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How to advocate for yourself as a patient to get the care you deserve

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Tracking your food and drink intake with Ovia

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Tracking your activity with Ovia

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Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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Help yourself get better sleep with these routines

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Ovia Family Award winners: prenatal vitamins and health products

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Ovia Family Award winners: Insurance services and providers

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At what point should I call the doctor about depression?

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Advocate for your health by bringing a support person with you to appointment

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Find a healthcare provider that really gets you

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When not to settle: choosing the healthcare provider who is responsible

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Learn about the BRCA gene and why it’s important

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Abnormal pap smears: Everything you need to know

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A beginner’s guide to exercise: starting at square one

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Learn about when you ovulate: One egg’s epic journey

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Are you getting a Pap smear? Here’s the process

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Getting pregnant with Ovia: Your quick start guide

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What to do about increased or nervous energy

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Oils are awesome: From olive to argan, the best oils you didn’t realize

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Good for you or good for nothing? What you should know about taking a multivitamin

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Pros and cons of freezing your eggs

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Six meals to boost your greens

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Low-dose aspirin: What’s the deal?

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Future pregnancy with past abortion history

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Understand your mammogram screening

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Tracking your moods with Ovia

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Managing your period as a trans, genderqueer, or non-binary person

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Is my vagina normal? Interesting facts to consider

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Endometriosis

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Where can I access an abortion clinic?

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Tracking your cervical fluid with Ovia

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Tracking your basal body temperature with Ovia

A person using the Ovia Fertility tracker on their cellphone device.

From cervical fluid to sleep: How tracking your body’s signs and symptoms can identify when you ovulate

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The important details about the menstrual cycle and what it means to be irregular

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Fertility recipes: Lamb koftas with date lentil quinoa and yogurt coconut creamed spinach

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Is the pull-out method safe?

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What you should know about the Zika virus

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Aches, cramps, and swollen breasts: why you should track your physical symptoms

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Using smart technology to make your life easier: how Ovia Fertility works

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Egg donation: Thinking it through

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Change in vaginal discharge: What it means

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Could I have PCOS?

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Are my periods irregular?

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Tracking fertility during the luteal phase

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Tracking fertility during the fertile window

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Tracking fertility during the proliferative phase

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PCOS

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Forgetfulness: Learn the reasons behind it

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The meaning behind dark urine

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Clumsiness: Is it just having an “off” day?

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Helpful information about vaginal spotting or bleeding

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Painful intercourse: Causes and prevention

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Surgical treatment options for early pregnancy loss

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Nonsurgical options for early pregnancy loss

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Intense lower back pain: What you should know

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Infrequent urination: What causes it and can it be avoided?

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Increased thirst: Do you need to drink more water?

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What really causes hiccups?

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Reasons why heavy vaginal bleeding might be occurring

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Causes for green or yellow vaginal discharge

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Experiencing frequent infections? What your body might be trying to say

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Fever: Why your temperature goes up

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Why you might have a flushed face

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The reasons behind excessive sweating

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Cloudy or strong-smelling urine: Is it something to worry about?

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Here’s why you might be feeling abdominal or pelvic cramping