Pregnancy is the most dynamic time of a woman’s life . It is a roller coaster journey where you may feel ecstatic & joyful one moment and quite low & tearful the next .Most of these changes are dependent upon your body’s response to the pregnancy hormones and there isn’t much that you can do about it. However, you can ensure that your body is better prepared to deal with these change
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells of uterine lining i.e the Endometrium, are present in abnormal locations outside the uterus, for eg. over the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall and in the space between rectum and the postrier aspect of the uterus. Just as the uterine lining grows and bleeds under the effect of hormonal cycles every month, similarly these abnormally located cells also grow and cause bleeding every month in the body part where
Pelvic Infections or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), is a term used for infection of Pelvic organs i.e the Uterus, Fallopian tubes & Ovaries in a woman. These are commonly transmitted sexually but may, sometimes, be attributed to other causes. According to WHO, about 448 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are diagnosed annually and it is among the top 5 disease categories for which an individual seeks medical care.Signs a
Uterine fibroids or myomas are benign (non-cancerous) tumours of the muscle cells of the uterus. These are produced due to a localized overgrowth of the smooth muscle and connective tissue of the uterus and can cause a variety of symptoms. They are hormone dependant tumours found in about 20%- 30% Indian women. They are usually found in the age group of 30- 50 years but can actually present at any age. The exact cause of development of fibroids is unknown
Vaginal Bleeding stands for blood loss from vagina (including the vaginal wall) or uterus. To mark the beginning of new reproductive cycle; normal vaginal bleeding (menstruation) takes place between, every, 21 and 35 days. It will be considered abnormal if it takes place- Outside the normal menstruation period - When one is pregnant - After menopause - Menstrual flow is heavier or lighter than normal Common Causes of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: 1.
How to Prevent Uterine Cancer Uterine Cancer is also known as Endometrial Cancer and it mainly happens to middle aged women. The uterus of a woman is a muscular organ. Cancer can affect any part of the uterus and it is quite common with women suffering from obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In most cases, the cancer starts in the endometrium, hence called endometrial cancer. Uterine Cancer can be treated by using any of the following methods:Surgi
There are multiple ways in which one can get their body prepared for labour. Although one may not know how their labour will progress; they can ease the pain that they might go through during childbirth to a significant amount by doing these following four exercises: Best Pregnancy Exercises for Normal Delivery : 1. Kegel Exercises: These exercises target the muscles that provide support to their bladder, uterus, urethra and rectum. By working out the mu
The uterus is a muscular structure that is placed inside women’s pelvis and held in place with the help of muscles, ligaments, and tissues. These muscles become weak due to pregnancy, childbirth or delivery complications, which can turn into severe complications. One such complication is Uterine Prolapse. Uterine Prolapse occurs when the uterus sags or slips from its normal position into the vaginal canal. Causes of Uterine Prolapse The causes
The term ‘High Risk Pregnancy‘may generate fear or anxiety in most parents-to-be, but it is important to remember that it does not necessarily imply that you are in some very dangerous or scary situation. High Risk Pregnancy is just a term used by the doctors to refer to any pregnancy that requires more care and monitoring during the course of pregnancy, delivery and post delivery; as compared to other, so called ‘Normal Pregnancies’. It just means that y
Cancer of the cervix or cervical cancer is a leading cause of female cancer deaths in India . Unlike many other cancers, cervical cancer occurs early and strikes at the productive period of a woman's life. The incidence rises in 30–34 years of age and peaks at 55–65 years, with a median age of 38 years (age 21–67 years). However, it is largely preventable & there is actually a screening test and a vaccine available for its prevention. Being aware abou...