Gynecology

The link between fibroid and PCOD

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Uterine fibroids and polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) are common concerns pertaining to the reproductive health of women. Both are affected by hormones and can impact menstruation. Most importantly, both can impact a woman’s fertility. While the two conditions share such similarities, it is important to understand whether there is a deeper link between the two. […]

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Cosmetic Gynecology

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Cosmetic Gynecology, or Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (fcgs), is the fastest growing subspecialty for women. It includes procedures to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the vulva/vaginal region; and vaginal repairs to enhance or restore sexual function that are degraded due to childbirth or aging. It is practiced by gynecologist, especially urogynecologist, and plastic surgeons.  Cosmetic gynecology is […]

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What is a hysterectomy?

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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the uterus is removed. Types of hysterectomy (based on what’s removed): Partial- removes the uterus but leaves the cervix intact. Standard- removes both uterus and cervix. Total- removes the uterus, cervix, and one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Hysterectomies can be performed through either the abdomen or […]

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Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy: When to Seek Help?

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Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can be a common symptom, but could also be a sign of something serious depending on factors such as which trimester the vaginal bleeding occurred in, the quantity of blood loss, as well as the accompanying symptoms. These factors can speak volumes regarding the criticality of the bleeding, and hence, of […]

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Annual Gynaecology Screening and its Importance

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Who is a gynaecologist? A gynaecologist is a doctor who treats women and specializes in female reproductive organs. An obstetrician is a kind of gynaecologist who specializes in pregnancy and childbirth. Their main duty is to make sure that their patients are healthy before, during and post pregnancy. What are annual gynaecology screenings? An annual gynaecology screening […]

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Heavy Bleeding: When to See a Doctor?

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Heavy bleeding during your monthly menstruation cycle is a problem faced by many women. However, excessive bleeding over a continuous and prolonged period of time can raise the concern of menorrhagia, which is the medical term used to describe unusually heavy and extended bleeding during menstruation.  In order to understand this better, it is essential […]

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What are the causes of Down Syndrome?

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Down syndrome can be defined as a genetic disorder which is caused by the disorder of chromosome 21 that can result in development delays and physical disabilities. There are various signs and symptoms and these differ from patient to patient. In these patients the process of intellectual ability is delayed than a normal individual. What […]