Reproductive issues and conditions

Ovia Health has in-depth information about reproductive issues and conditions that those trying to conceive may experience. This includes detailed articles on sexually transmitted conditions, periods, ovulation, and so much more. There's also details on related cancers and other serious illnesses.

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Unpacking male fertility

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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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Two moms journey toward becoming a family of three: Real talk about buying sperm, endless IVF shots, and adjusting to life as new parents

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What is the MTHFR gene?

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IVF and ICSI, what’s the difference?

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Sperm donation 101: The facts

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Sperm donation the second time around: Using the same donor for future children

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Nutrition to boost male fertility

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Nail polish, bug spray, house paint, and more: Just what’s safe?

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Healthy snack food alternatives

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Being your own health care advocate

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

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What to expect at an appointment with your primary care provider

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How do I know if I’m pregnant, or just late?

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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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What’s a missed miscarriage? Here’s what you should know

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If you think you’re having a miscarriage, take these steps

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How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed and treated?

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Trying again

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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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Can tampons affect your fertility? 

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Age and male fertility

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Why do you keep hearing about “toxins”?

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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

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Think you’re pregnant? Here are signs and symptoms to look for

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How fertility and vegetarian diets work

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

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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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Things condoms can’t always prevent

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Fertility tips: quit smoking

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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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Household items that could affect fertility

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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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Seven things to avoid while TTC

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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 cervical position predict fertility?

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Are antidepressants safe when trying to conceive?

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Am I timing sex correctly?

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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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Will my laptop hurt my fertility?

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Will exercising too much hurt my fertility?

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Should I wait a day between sex when fertile?

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How can cervical fluid problems affect conception?

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Am I seeing signs of early pregnancy?

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

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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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Birth spacing: How long should you wait after having a baby before trying for your next?

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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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Infertility treatments

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Trouble conceiving? Get tested for infertility

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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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How smoking and alcohol can affect 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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When exactly can you get pregnant? All you need to know about the fertile window

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7 stubborn fertility myths we’re ready to retire

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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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Four common workout injuries and how to avoid them

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Eating well with PCOS

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Tracking your food and drink intake with Ovia

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Managing depression in everyday life: Helpful routines

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Tracking your activity with Ovia

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Five small changes that can help you sleep better than ever

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Before bedtime no-nos: Stuff to avoid that won’t help you sleep

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How is the flu different from a cold?

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At what point should I call the doctor about depression?

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Wild vs. farmed fish: unraveling the truth

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

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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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How Ovia can help you be your healthiest, happiest self

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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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When your cycle’s out of sync: how travel can affect ovulation

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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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What’s the deal with gluten?

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Seafood and mercury levels: What you should know

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Pros and cons of freezing your eggs

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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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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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When’s your period? How to track yours with Ovia, and how we predict when it will come next

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

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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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Can my diet help prevent PMS? Here are the details

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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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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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Bloating: Helpful information and tips

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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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Oily hair: What you should know

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Nasal congestion

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Why the metallic taste and what it means

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Leg cramps: Everything you need to know

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Helpful information about itchy hands

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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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Hemorrhoids: What you should know

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Smelling really good lately? Here’s why your body might be doing it

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Reasons why heavy vaginal bleeding might be occurring

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What is acid reflux?

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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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Fainting 101: Why does it happen?

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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