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Digestive

The PillCam goes on a fantastic voyage to help diagnose GI bleeding

The PillCam may sound like something out of a sci-fi film: You swallow it and it takes thousands of pictures of your insides. But the PillCam, or capsule endoscopy, is actually a powerful diagnostic tools that UT Southwestern GI specialists will be using at the new medical center in Frisco, when it opens in December. Magdalena Espinoza, M.D., takes a closer look at the cool technology.

Women's Health

Endometrial ablation: A popular solution to abnormal bleeding for select patients

Treatment for abnormal bleeding – such as spotting throughout an entire month or heavy flow during periods – typically starts with birth control medication. However, if that proves to be ineffective, many women turn to endometrial ablation. Learn more.

Pediatrics; Prevention; Women's Health

Heavy periods aren’t normal in teens – and might indicate a serious concern

Heavy periods in teen girls are often brushed off as a normal part of adolescence. But it’s not normal, and it can indicate a more serious condition. Discover how the Young Women’s Blood Disorders Program offers proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term complications.

Women's Health

What’s going on with my uterus? 3 conditions related to pelvic pain and bleeding

Women sometimes ignore abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain because they think it’s just part of life. However, Kimberly Kho, M.D., says these symptoms can be signs of abnormal cell growth in the uterus. Discover three common conditions and available treatment options.

Women's Health

Abnormal bleeding: Why women should treat it, not tough it out

Abnormal bleeding can seriously affect a woman’s quality of life at any age. Unfortunately, many women think it’s normal and don’t seek medical care, or their doctors simply don’t listen. Discover treatment options that can improve a woman’s symptoms and quality of life.