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Dr. Saira Zia


Gynaecologist, Bangalore

25 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Saira Zia MBBS Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Saira Zia is an experienced Gynaecologist in Poornima Hospital, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 22 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. She has done MBBS. You can meet Dr. Saira Zia personally at Saira Taher Clinic in Poornima Hospital, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saira Zia on has a nexus of the most experienced Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 25 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - St Thomas Medical College - 1994
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My Dr. Does not tell me cyst she told everything is alright and other Dr. Told me tht it is pcos n pcod in my sonography report ROV 10 ml LOV 13 ml bulky ovary wht should I do.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
My Dr. Does not tell me cyst she told everything is alright and other Dr. Told me tht it is pcos n pcod in my sonogra...
If your ovaries appear polycystic, but your cycles are regular, you need not worry since your weight too is very less.

Thyroid Hormone Deficiency - 10 Signs You Are Suffering From It!

General Physician, Gurgaon
Thyroid Hormone Deficiency - 10 Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the body lacks sufficient amount of thyroid hormone. As this hormone is responsible for the process of metabolism in the body, whenever one suffers from hypothyroidism, one will definitely suffer from slow metabolism. Thyroid Hormone Deficiency, as the disease is commonly known as, is actually more common than people can actually estimate it.

Causes of hypothyroidism
There are basically two causes, which prompt deficiency of thyroid hormone. The first reason may be the inflammation of the thyroid gland, whereas the second reason may be a result of various medical treatments which a person may undergo. In the first case, a large number of cells of the thyroid gland get damaged or die, as a result of which sufficient hormone is not produced. In the second case, if there is a need to remove a certain portion of the thyroid gland or all of it, the leftover mass may not be able to meet the needs of the body. This will result in deficiency of the thyroid hormone.

Top symptoms
There are a number of symptoms which indicate that one is suffering from hypothyroidism. Some of them are:

  1. A constant feeling of fatigue even after sleeping for 8-10 hours
  2. Abnormal weight gain or weight loss
  3. Fluctuations in mood
  4. Imbalances in hormones, irregular periods, low sex drive or infertility
  5. Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive loss of hair
  6. Hands and feet becoming cold and the temperature giving a constant reading below 98.5°F
  7. Constipation
  8. Pain in muscles or joints
  9. Swelling of neck, snoring or the voice becoming hoarse
  10. Having problems in mind like fog issues

Each patient may suffer from many of the above-mentioned symptoms. The number of symptoms in the body is actually a result of the degree to which the hormone is less in the body. Often, any one of the above symptoms may be a result of the suffering. But most of the people affected will have a combination of the above symptoms. Some cases have also shown that the patients, for a long time, have shown no signs at all.

They suffer silently. The occurrence of any one of the above signs should ring a warning bell and one should consult an endocrinologist. If immediate consultation is not taken, the symptoms will gradually progress and life-threatening problems like depression, coma or heart ailments may arise. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am trying to conceive for a long time. Recently diagnosed with regressing cyst in right ovary. My gynae prescribed me birth control pill for one cycle. I am confused what to do. Shall I take BCP or try to conceive again this month. Please help.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG, MRCOG (London, UK)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am trying to conceive for a long time. Recently diagnosed with regressing cyst in right ovary. My gynae prescribed ...
All cysts do not require treatment. It depends on the size and nature of the cyst. The treatment for pregnancy depends on other factors like sperm count, tubes, hormones etc. Please read, following Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists. So, infertility treatment is actually based on stepwise manner. We initially advise some tests and then advise a treatment. If that treatment fails, we move to next treatment. So, all the time, you have to keep patience. Eventually, majority of the couples will conceive. Don't give up hope. You have to win the race ultimately Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve what they view as a “full life”. What is needed for pregnancy? In the male partner, sperms are normally produced in the testes after puberty (after attainment of characters like growth of beard, moustache etc). From the testes, they are carried through the sperm conducting ducts (epididymis, vas, seminal vesicle and prostate gland). Then during sexual stimulation, after proper erection and ejaculation, they come out through penis. During sexual intercourse, these sperms, present in semen, are deposited inside the vagina. In female partner, the deposited sperms must travel from vagina through the cervix (the mouth of the uterus). The cervix acts as gate-keeper, a it prevents entry of dead and abnormal sperms as well as bacteria present in semen, in the uterus. From uterus, sperms reach the Fallopian tubes (the tubes that are attached to the both sides of the uterus) where the sperms must meet the egg (ovum). The eggs are produced only before birth and so, there are fixed number of eggs inside the ovary. The ovum released from the ovary, into the abdomen at the time of ovulation (rupture of the surface of ovary to release the ovum). That ovum must be taken by the tube and thus inside the tube an embryo (earliest form of the baby) is formed, by meeting of the egg and the sperm. It should be mentioned that out of nearly 200-300 million sperms, in average, deposited in vagina, hardly 500- 800 sperms can reach near the eggs and only one will succeed to form the embryo. The embryo then travels through the tube into the uterus and the uterus attaches the embryo firmly with it and thus the pregnancy starts. So, if there is defect in any one of them there will be difficulty in achieving pregnancy. Thus, to summarise, pregnancy requires 1.Production of healthy (“Normal Morphology”) and movable (“Normal Motility”) sperms in adequate number (“Normal Count”) in the testes 2.Transport of these sperms through the sperm conducting ducts from testes to penis 3.Successful Erection and Ejaculation during Intercourse to deposit adequate number of these sperms in the vagina 4.Transport of these sperms from vagina through cervix to the uterus and the tubes 5.Presence of sufficient number of eggs inside the ovary and ability to release the eggs from the ovaries 6.Pick up of the eggs by the tubes 7.Approximation of eggs and the sperms to form the embryo 8.Transport of embryo from the tubes into the uterus 9.Acceptance of the embryo by the uterus and its growth What is Infertility? Literally, the word “Infertility” means inability to conceive. But in reality, there are very few couples, who have no chance of natural conception and are called “Absolutely Infertile”. In fact, in many couples who present to infertility clinics, pregnancy may be the matter of time, thus the chance factor. It should be kept in mind that, if there is factors to question fertility of either male or female or the female is of age less than 35 years; after one cycle (one month) of regular frequent intercourse, the chance of conception in human being is only 15%. That means, out of 100 couples trying for conception, only 15 will be able to succeed after one month of trying. The word “Regular” and “Frequent” are important; because to achieve pregnancy, couples are advised to keep intimate relationships for at least 2-3 times a week and this should be increased particularly around the time of ovulation (Middle of the menstrual cycle). Thus chance of pregnancy after 6 months, 12 months and 24 months of regular trying are respectively 60%, 80% and 100%. The word, “Subfertility” seems better and more scientific than “Infertility”, to describe the couples who have reduced chance of conception, due to any cause. However, the word “Infertility”, seems more popular, although it puts pressure on the couples. In most cases, usually we advise to investigate after one year of regular and frequent intercourse, when the couples fail to conceive. However, if there are factors to question fertility; for example female with age more than 35 years, or with previous surgery in tubes/ ovaries/ uterus or known diseases like PCOS or endometriosis; or male partner having surgery in scrotum or groin or any hormonal problems or sexual dysfunctions- the wait period is usually reduced and couples can be investigated, even soon after marriage. What causes Infertility? Please look at the point “Thus, to summarise, pregnancy requires” where 9 points have been mentioned. Thus the common causes may be 1.Problems in male- total absence of production of sperms, less than adequate number of sperms, problems in morphology and motility of sperms (most sperms not healthy or movable), blockage in transport of sperms and inability to deposit sperms in the vagina (sexual dysfunction- Erectile Dysfunction or less commonly, Ejaculatory Dysfunction). Examples include hormonal problems (Testosterone, thyroid, prolactin), diabetes, liver problems, causes present since birth, chromosomal abnormalities, surgery, infection, sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, exposure of scrotum to high temperature, some medicines or psychological causes. 2.Problems in female- total absence of less than adequate number of eggs in the ovaries, problems in ovulation, problems in picking of eggs by the tubes, blockage of tubes, problems in conduction of sperms or embryo by the uterus, problems in accepting the embryos by the uterus. Examles include causes present since birth, chromosomal abnormalities, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), old age, increased weight, fibroid, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID), tuberculosis (TB), infections, smoking, surgery, some medicines, hormonal problems (thyroid, prolactin) or excessive stress. 3.Unknown causes- Despite thorough investigations, 25-30% causes of infertility remain unknown. This is called “Unexplained Infertility”. The reason may be mere chance factors or there may be some causes which, still medical science has yet to discover. But this should be kept in mind while treating infertility. That means, even with correction of the possible factors (like improving sperm counts or thyroid problems etc) or with proper treatment (IUI, IVF or ICSI), unfortunately the treatment can fail and the exact reason, why the treatment failed, is sometimes difficult to find out. Treatment of Infertility To start with, please remember there is no hard and fast rules for infertility treatment. Often medical science fails to understand why couples with very severe form of infertility conceive sooner than those who are having all tests normal. That means, whatever treatment is offered, it’s very important to continue regular sexual intercourse, as the chance of natural pregnancy is usually there in almost all couples. Your doctor will present the facts to you, without pressurizing you on a particular option. After coming to know all pros and cons of different treatment options, you can take decision. Do not hurry. It’s quite natural that you might be in stress. In general, after the initial tests, a few periods of natural trying is allowed. After that, ovulation induction (giving medicines to release eggs from the ovaries) is offered, failing which IUI and finally IVF is offered. What will be the preferred treatment for you, will depend on your age, duration of marriage, male and female factors and of course, your age. For example, a woman with both tubes blocked or a male with very low sperm count, IVF would be the first line of treatment.
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Hi this is fathima. Before 4 months I was pregnant and caused miscarriage. My last period date is may 12 to june 25 (upto 45 days of periods with first 30 days 3pad daily and last 15 days 1pad daily) now I am pregnant. I need to know how many days I was pregnant? By fathima 18-07-18.

MBBS, MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine, Fellowship of European Union of Sexual Medicine, Fellowship In Diabetes
Sexologist, Chandrapur
Hi this is fathima. Before 4 months I was pregnant and caused miscarriage.
My last period date is may 12 to june 25 (...
Last menstrual period is the date you keep for it. It was 25th june as per your info so you r just 2 weeks pregnant.
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Hi Dr, Dr kya hum without condom safe sex kr skte h jisse pregnant hone ka bhi koi chance na ho.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Menses ke 2 din pehle or badme safe hota he. Or agar andar ejaculate na kare to bhi pregnancy Nahi Hoti.

Hello sir My married life is not happy due to my virgin is very loose and my breasts also loose like 70 year's old lady. Because of my husband r not interested to me .Please suggest me how to tight my virgin and breasts.

Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, Thane
Hello lybrate user at the age of 39 many hormonal changes take place n thus bodily changes. By this age most women have done with pregnance n resulting bodily change. It will be best if you connect with me for online counselling for your problem.

5 Causes Of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss!

EMDR, FRCOG (LONDON) (Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), MFSRH , Diploma in psychosexual therapy, Medical diploma in clinical Hypnosis, Diploma in Evidence Based Healthcare, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
5 Causes Of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss!

Recurrent pregnancy loss refers to the situation when three consecutive pregnancy loss takes place. A pregnancy loss is a clinically defined pregnancy which ends before twenty weeks.

Causes of recurrent pregnancy loss

  1. Major cases of pregnancy loss occur due to genetic abnormalities and chromosomal abnormalities. The abnormality may occur from the sperm, egg or the early developed embryo.
  2. Recurrent pregnancy loss may occur in a woman due to ascending maternal age. This happens because of poor quality of the egg, which further leads to chromosomal abnormalities. In some cases, the pregnant mother or the father can have some gene irregularities. In such cases, the would-be-born infant is affected, and this causes pregnancy loss or miscarriage.
  3. Uterus abnormalities also lead to recurrent pregnancy loss. This may happen because of poor supply of blood to the uterus. Abnormalities in the uterus are in-born in some women and in others these may develop over time.
  4. Women having a poor immune system are likely to suffer pregnancy loss. Abnormalities in hormone secretion like thyroid or diabetes may also cause pregnancy loss in women.
  5. If a woman suffers from abnormalities in blood clotting, the chances of miscarriage are enhanced.

Testing for recurrent pregnancy loss
Several tests and examinations should be carried out for detection of pregnancy loss. 

  1. Karyotype analysis of the woman and her male partner has to be conducted. Karyotype refers to the genetic or chromosomal constituents of an individual and this test is carried out to detect abnormalities in genes and chromosomes of the parents, which cause miscarriage when passed on to the developing infant.
  2. Another test includes the evaluation of the uterus and the uterine cavity. This is done by ultrasound, saline ultrasound, MRI, hysterosalpingogram X –ray or by hysteroscopy. These tests help to get information on the uterus shape, about fibroid presence, detect abnormalities within the uterus and observe the opening and closing of the tubes. Tests to detect the functioning of hormones are also carried out.

The treatment for women with recurrent pregnancy loss depends upon the underlying causes of the pregnancy loss.

  1. In case of patients with karyotypic abnormalities, genetic counselling is recommended, where a specialist is consulted to know about chromosomal abnormalities.
  2. Prenatal genetic studies are carried out by some couples to know about the offspring’s genetic make-up. This is done with chorionic villus sampling or with amniocentesis. A process known as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be carried out.
  3. In case of uterine abnormalities, a surgery may be performed and medications for reducing blood clot are used if antiphospolipid syndrome is detected.

Recurrent pregnancy loss may happen due to various reasons and proper tests, and treatment procedures should be carried out for curing pregnancy loss. This phenomenon affects a woman and her partner deeply. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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My vagina tastes weird (kind of pungent). Smell although is fine. Can it be some sort of infection. Also I smoke if that can be a reason. Please suggest.

Gynaecologist, Pimpri-Chinchwad
First and foremost quit smoking, and get a vaginal swab tested. So the doubts of infection will be clear.

During first time intercourse with my wife it's so painful for her and tried everything but she did not ready to sex with me please suggest me any medicine for not paining.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
Yes sir /mam we will help you , first you need to pay consultation charges. Then will definitely help you in all type of sexual problems. For medicines suggestions we can tell you online all sort of solutions for taking medications.
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