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07 Apr Fibroid

To understand fibroid, one must know the anatomy of the uterus which has mainly two layers; the inner lining (endometrium) which breaks down and discharges every month as menstruation; and the muscle layer (myometrium), that contracts during labour and delivery of a child.Fibroid is a...

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07 Apr Breast Cancer Risks

Family history of breast cancerIt is estimated that between 5% and 10% of breast cancer have a genetic component. The genes involved are BRCA1 and BRCA2. Abnormal changes (mutations) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are present in about 70% of all inherited breast cancers....

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07 Apr Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)

Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) is a gynaecological procedure where the cervix is dilated and the endometrium (refer uterus in female reproductive system) is scraped by a curette (a metal instrument). D&C is not only used in performing abortion, it is also done in: evacuating any...

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07 Apr Anovulation

Some women do not develop and release a mature egg every month as part of a woman's normal cycle in her reproductive years. We call this condition anovulation. Naturally, with no egg available for sperm, a woman cannot become pregnant. Thus, anovulation...

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07 Apr Menopausal Sex

Following menopause there are changes in a woman's sexual responsiveness. With reduced female hormone estrogen, she is not so easily aroused and less sensitive to touch and caress. This can result in decreased interest in sex and is further aggravated by the emotional changes that...

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07 Apr Adenomyoma

The womb (uterus) is composed essentially of 2 types of tissues:
- the lining (endometrium) which sheds off regularly every month in menstruation and - the muscle layer (myometrium) which gives rise to contraction pain during labour.Fibroid is a colloquial term describing growth in the muscle...

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07 Apr G Spot

Intense pain with slight vaginal bleeding after sexual intimacy is rather unusual for a married woman who has delivered 2 children normally. During her consultation, T told me embarrassingly, “My husband read about the G spot recently . He puts his finger deep...

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07 Apr Secondary Infertility

I was asked about “secondary infertility” in a recent talk show. Many people have not heard of it; fewer understand it. It is a condition where the woman is unable to become pregnant, or to carry a pregnancy to term, following the birth of one...

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