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07 Apr I have been having menstrual cramps for the past 3 years and confirmed with a diagnosis of endometriosis by key-hole surgery recently. I am 30 years old and getting married next year. What can I do to ease this condition besides taking medications?

Endometriosis is a protracted condition (refer the article “endometriosis “in “gynaecological conditions” in our website) with a very high chance of the disease recurring. There are quite a few ways that may help reducing the symptoms. 1. Maintain a healthy body weight. Endometriosis is a hormone...

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07 Apr I am a first-time mum. My friend told me that I could have a glass of red wine occasionally after the first trimester. Will alcohol harm my baby?

Yes. Alcohol can affect the growth and development of your baby by entering its bloodstream through the placenta. It has been associated the following conditions: Miscarriage Stillbirth Premature birth Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR): a condition in which the unborn baby is smaller than it should be...

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07 Apr My wife and I have been married for 3 years with no children. We are trying to conceive. What are the nutrients in my diet that can boost my fertility?

Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can boost your fertility by maintaining a healthy reproductive system. The following nutrients are known to help or improve sperm health. Vitamins: Vitamins are powerful antioxidants that protect the sperm from the damaging effects of free radicals, the unstable molecules linked with...

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07 Apr What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy? I think I might have one. I have been trying to conceive. My period was overdue for 4 days and the home pregnancy test was positive. I had a slight bleeding from the vagina the next day. I went to...

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07 Apr I am trying to conceive after having married for 3 years. I have been prescribed the ovulation drug, clomid. I would like to know how the medication work. Any side effects?

Clomid or clomiphene citrate is the most commonly prescribed drug used to stimulate ovulation in women with infrequent or absent ovulation. It is also used empirically for treating women with unexplained infertility.Clomiphene is usually given on day 2 to day 5 of the menstrual cycle....

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07 Apr The ZIKA VIRUS: What is it? read more

With the news coverage over the last weeks, many people are aware of the rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas and the concerns over the risk of microcephaly--a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development and mental retardation--in babies whose mothers are exposed...

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07 Apr What is keyhole surgery?

My daughter, 20, is going to have a 5 cm ovarian cyst removed by keyhole surgery. The doctor tells her that she can be discharged the same day.  May I know more about keyhole surgery? What are the complications?  What should I look out for...

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