What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leakage of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, lifting, laughing or exercising. SUI affects at least 15-20% of women, many of whom do not realize that there are simple, effective treatment options available. What Causes Stress Urinary Incontinence? The urethra and bladder…

Urogynecology Urogynecology is a sub-specialty of Gynecology, and in some countries is also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. An urogynecologist manages clinical problems associated with dysfunction of the pelvic floor and bladder. Pelvic floor disorders affect the bladder, reproductive organs, and bowels. Common pelvic floor disorders include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse…

Introduction Dermoid cysts of the ovary are also referred as ovarian teratomas. These types of ovarian cyst can occur at any age. These are slow-growing tumors occur from infancy to the postmenopausal years, but the prime age of detection is in the childbearing years. More than 50% of benign teratomas are discovered in women between…

Hysterectomy Hysterectomy is a common gynecological procedure which involves removal of uterus. It does not necessarily mean removal of the ovaries. As the main functions of the uterus are reproduction and menstruation, a hysterectomy would therefore mean you no longer can bear children nor have menstruation. What are the reasons or indications for hysterectomy? There are…

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,…

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