As the name suggests, each month, a specialist team dedicates time to address specific problems of women’s health.The program for these Clinics is announced on the Clinic Calendar.
If you have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months unsuccessfully, or if you have had a miscarriage you should consult our specialists.
If you have irregular menstrual periods or menstrual disorders, it may indicate that you could potentially have problems conceiving, you should consult a specialist.
If you experience any of the symptoms that mean you have fibroids, you should attend the Clinic. These are heavy menstrual bleeding, either for prolonged number of days each month or very heavy flow with clots, bleeding between periods, if you experience a sensation of fullness/pressure in your abdomen, have problems with inability to pass urine, have pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or have a low back ache.
Menopause is a natural process and not a medical problem or illness. Still, some women may have a hard time because of the changes in hormone levels during menopause. A woman’s experience of menopause may be related to many things including genetics, diet, lifestyle or social and cultural attitudes toward older women. Most women have no or few menopausal symptoms while some women have many moderate or severe symptoms.
The clearest signs of the start of menopause are irregular periods (when periods are more frequent or you may miss some periods), and when blood flow becomes lighter or heavier. Other signs may include some of the following. These are weight gain, hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, joint pain, fatigue, short-term memory problems, mood swings or urinary tract infections. Most of the time, these symptoms will lessen or go away after a woman has completed menopause.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age. The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown.
It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease Symptoms tend to be mild at first. The most common symptoms are acne, weight gain and trouble losing weight, extra hair on the face and body, thinning hair on the scalp and irregular periods, fertility problems and depression.
You should consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms
Breast Cancer Awareness Clinic
Breast cancer is a fear that many women have. It occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a lump, called a malignant tumor. The cancer cells can spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
When should you get breast screening done?
Breast screening is a simple way to detect early breast cancers, when they are too small for you or your doctor to see or feel. The first stage of breast screening is a mammogram, which is an x-ray of each breast.
For women not at high risk: Get a mammogram done every year beginning from age 40 and older and continue to do so as long as they are in good health. (American Cancer Society guidelines).
The USPSTF (US Preventive Services Task Force) guidelines recommend starting at age 50 and getting it done every 2 years. You should speak to your doctor and decide on the best course for you.
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) done as part of a regular check-up by a doctor, preferably every 3 years
Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change to a doctor right away. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Talk to a doctor about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women can easily miss a breast lump that an expert can find.And for the same reasons, it is better to learn BSE from an expert.
Some women at high risk for breast cancer – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms.
If a lump is found, your doctor will evaluate it with an ultrasound of the breast. If required may advise either an FNAC (an examination of the cells aspirated from the lump-an outpatient procedure) or a biopsy.