Painful Periods – Are they always normal ……? Pain associated with menstruation is called Dysmenorrhoea. Many women experience discomfort at the time of their periods. For most, this does not interfere with their daily lives or requires any special attention. However, for some women their monthly period is painful, problematic and in some cases disabling….

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What Women Needs to Know Genital prolapse is a distressing condition and a large percentage of women develop some form of vaginal prolapse during their lifetime, most commonly following menopause, childbirth, or a hysterectomy. Most women who develop this condition are older than 40 years of age. Pelvic organ prolapse is descent…

Endometriosis: A hidden scourge of millions of women. Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is found elsewhere in the body; most commonly in the abdomen, near the ovaries, rectum, bladder and bowel. In its new, abnormal location, this tissue behaves as the lining of the womb, bleeding…

The month of January is considered as Cervical Health Awareness Month and this is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical cancer. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination…

1) What are fibroids ? Fibroids are the most common growths in a woman’s reproductive system. Fibroids are also known as myomas , fibromyomas , or leiomyomas . These are benign (non-cancerous) , well-circumscribed tumours that grow outside, inside or within the smooth muscle in the wall of the womb (uterus). 2) How common are…

Diagnosing Fibroids 1.What tests are required for fibroids ? Ultrasound Scan: This is often the best investigation. By providing an image of the uterus and surrounding structures, an Ultrasound Scan can make the diagnosis and also provide information of numbers, sizes and positions of the fibroids. It can also help with planning treatment. Insome situations,…

Fibroids and Pregnancy 1) Can fibroids affect chances of getting pregnant ? Fortunately, fibroids do not usually interfere with chances of getting pregnant Most of the fibroids are small and do not interfere with the cavity of the uterus or the fallopian tubes. Submucous fibroids (those which encroach on the uterine cavity) can sometimes affect…

Treatments for Uterine Fibroids 1) How are fibroids treated ? There isn’t one single way of treating fibroids. The options can vary from simple ones like supportive treatment to radical treatment such as hysterectomy. There are many important factors to consider such as age, size and location of fibroids, fertility aspirations and more importantly your…

10 Common Myths About Uterine Fibroids 1.Myth: Having fibroids means I need to have my uterus removed ! Fact:This thinking was common in the 1970’s. These days, with the advent of minimally invasive uterine-sparing surgical techniques, an Expert Endoscopic Surgeon can safely remove all fibroids without having to resort to hysterectomy (i.e., the removal of…

Laparoscopic Abdominal Cerclage an Excellent Option for Women with Recurrent miscarriages due to cervical incompetence Cervical incompetence or cervical insufficiency is one of the causes of preterm birth, leading to increased perinatal morbidity and mortality. Late miscarriages and extreme premature birth are very traumatic for a couple physically and psychologically and It may lead to…

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