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07 Apr Blog on Hysterectomy

Beads of cold sweat dripped from her forehead. Her face was as white as a sheet. Her extremities were cold and clammy.  Her pulse was rapid and blood pressure was low. She was bleeding profusely from the vagina. L, a 43 year- old housewife was...

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07 Apr Blog on Hysterectomy

Beads of cold sweat dripped from her forehead. Her face was as white as a sheet. Her extremities were cold and clammy.  Her pulse was rapid and blood pressure was low. She was bleeding profusely from the vagina. L, a 43 year- old housewife was...

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07 Apr Myths and facts of menopause

Myth: The older you start menstruating, the older you are when you go through menopause Fact: The age of the onset of menopause is unpredictable.  There are many women who start menstruating late and have menopause earlier. There are some factors that may affect the onset of   menopause: Smoking leads...

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11 Mar I am trying to conceive for the past 2 years. My doctor told me that the mucus secretion of my cervix during ovulation was scanty and thick and this could be hostile to the sperm. What are the reasons for scanty mucus? Any treatment?

In normal menstrual cycle, a copious amount of transparent clear mucus is produced by the cervix during ovulation. The mucus guides and helps the sperm swim through the vagina into the cervix and beyond and provides nutrients which the sperm needs for the long journey...

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09 Sep I am 53 years old and haven’t had a period for three years. But I suddenly got my period again last week. Is it normal? Do I need to consult a gynaecologist? Any examination required?

You are having bleeding after menopause, which is not normal, even if it is just spotting.  The cause is usually minor, but cancer is always a possibility and must be ruled out. You have to consult a gynaecologist as soon as possible. The common causes are as...

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05 Aug I am 45 years old. I had an episode of heavy and prolonged periods recently. My gynaecologist suggested that I should have a dilatation and curettage (D&C) to find out the cause. This was done a week ago and the report showed “endometrial hyperplasia”. What is this condition? Could it lead to cancer?

In a normal menstrual cycle, the lining of the womb (endometrium), changes cyclically in response to hormones secreted by the ovary. After menstruation, the endometrium is thin but soon it grows in thickness in response to the rising levels of the hormone, oestrogen, produced by...

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27 Jul I am 50 years old with 2 grown up children. Recently my mammogram showed some microcalcifications. Though my family doctor assured me that the radiologist’s report indicated that they are non- cancerous, I am still very worried. What are microcalcifications? Any relationship with the calcium tablets I take?

Calcium deposits or calcifications in the breast are quite common among women over the age of 50. They are often due to changes in the breast tissues from aging, injury (e.g. previous surgery), or inflammation. They are too small for you to feel but will show...

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04 Jun I am 54 year old and menopausal. Recently I had some vague lower abdominal discomfort. I went for a gynaecological check-up. My gynaecologist suggested CT scan of the pelvis. Is it safe? I heard that the scan may increase my risk of cancer.

CT scan is one of the common medical imaging techniques. It helps create images of structures in your body by using a small, targeted amount of ionizing radiation. It provides much clearer and more detailed images than traditional X-rays do. It helps doctors diagnose and...

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