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06 Aug I am infertile. Recently, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. My gynaecologist suggested treatment with GnRH agonist. Can you explain how the medicine works? Any side effects?

Endometriosis is a disorder of the female reproductive system in which there is a backflow of the menstrual blood (endometrial tissue) into the pelvic cavity. The endometrial tissue responds to the female sex hormone oestrogen and grows with each menstrual cycle (please refer to “Endometriosis”...

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29 Jul I intend to have epidural anaesthesia for pain relief during labour. I would like to know more about it. Is it effective? Any side effects or risks? What can be done if the pain relief is not complete?

Epidural anaesthesia is done by anaesthetist for pain relief during labour. It is done by introducing a fine tube (epidural catheter) into a space at the back of the spine called epidural space. A local anaesthetic agent is then given via this epidural catheter and...

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