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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Uma is an experienced Gynaecologist in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Uma personally at Pearl Singapore Fertility Centre Chennai in Medavakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Uma and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Endometriosis - What are the Symptoms and Consequences of it?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Nagpur
Endometriosis - What are the Symptoms and Consequences of it?

A woman’s body goes through a number of changes during her lifetime and therefore, it is always better to undergo regular health check-ups at proper intervals to ensure that all organs of her body function well.

Endometriosis is something, which every woman is likely to have heard about. However, not many women are aware of what it exactly is. Even fewer know about what they should look out for when it comes to having endometriosis or understanding what it means to be suffering from it. Is it not a lot better to be informed about all of this?

The condition of endometriosis is when the tissue that is supposed to be inside the uterus also known as the womb and lining, starts growing outside it. What effectively happens is that the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium, is trapped in the pelvic area.

Some amount of discomfort is usually experienced by women who are menstruating. However, when a woman has endometriosis, the amount of pain is pretty persistent, sometimes extending to a month-long duration. Some women also suffer from excess bleeding.

Unfortunately, the symptoms are not only limited to this. Women who are adversely affected by endometriosis usually find having sex painful as well, ironic as it is supposed to provide pleasure.

Also fertility is the primary function affected by it. There are so many complications in this regard. It is said that about 50 percent of women who have endometriosis have trouble getting pregnant and carrying a baby. Effectively, as sad as it is, endometriosis has the potential to take away the entire prospect of motherhood from a woman.

In addition to this, a fair number of cases, show that the symptoms, which are experienced worsen over the course of time. So, what this means is that the lifestyle of the woman may be severely affected as the symptoms get progressively worse; which is just one of the reasons why treatment is something, which should be resorted to sooner than later.

One of the lifestyle changes which may be beneficial in reducing the severity of endometriosis includes a change in your diet. Increased intake of green vegetables and fresh fruits along with a reduced consumption of red meat is definitely worth a try. Regular exercising is also helpful in treating the condition.

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I am 20 years old and I had sex with my guy on 3rd feb and I was getting down regularly till 30 april that was my last periods and after that for two months I am not getting down is this pregnancy?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi Lyberate user. Its unlikely that you are pregnant if there has been no intercourse after feb incident. Once you have a period after a an episode of intercourse its unlikely to be pregnant. However if you have been sexually active after that its possible that you might be pregnant. Please do a home pregnancy test and confirm.
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Hello Doc, I have one problem in every month my period cycle are not proper every month before date in periods.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Hello Doc, I have one problem in every month my period cycle are not proper every month before date in periods.
Hi, please take homeopathic medicine sepia 200 5 drops in few luke water and mensol syrup one tbs daily half hour before meal. Report back after with feedback.
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Benefits of Hijama

BUMS
Unani Specialist, Patna
Benefits of Hijama

Wet cupping therapy or hijama for hair fall, dandruff and premature graying of hairs.

Wet cupping therapy or hijama is a minute surgical excretory procedure that clears blood and interstitial fluids from causative pathological substances (cps).
It opens skin barrier, enhances natural excretory functions of the skin, enhances immunity and increases filtration at both capillary ends to clear blood from cps to restore physiology and homeostasis.

Benefits of hijama -

  • Increase blood circulation,
  • Strengthen hair roots, 
  • Stop hair falling, 
  • Promote new hair growth,
  • Stop premature graying of hairs,
  • Relief from headache and migrane,
  • Increase eye sight.
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Surgery For Womb Removal - What You Need To Be Aware Of?

MBBS, MS - Obs and Gynae, MRCOG(London), DNB, Fellowship In Uro Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Surgery For Womb Removal - What You Need To Be Aware Of?

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus and, usually, the cervix. The ovaries and tubes may or may not be removed during this procedure, depending on the reasons for the surgery being performed. If the ovaries are removed, you will commence menopause. A hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure with physical and psychological consequences.

Why is a hysterectomy performed?

Common reasons include painful or heavy periods, pelvic pain, fibroids or as a part of therapy for cancer. You should have a clear understanding of your reason for this surgery.

How is this done?

The procedure is normally performed under a general anesthetic and takes approximately one hour. To commence your anesthetic a drip is inserted into your arm. Once you are asleep, you will have a urinary catheter inserted. The importance of the catheter is to reduce the size of your bladder, keeping it away from the operation site and reducing the risk of complications.

There are three ways to remove the uterus:

  1. Vaginal hysterectomyThe removal of the uterus and the closing of the wound is performed through the vagina. There is no cut in the abdomen. 
  2. Laparoscopic hysterectomy - About four small keyhole cuts are made in the abdomen to divide the attachments of uterus, ovaries, and tubes in the pelvis. The uterus is usually then removed through the vagina.
  3. Abdominal hysterectomy - The uterus is removed through a cut in the lower abdomen. The cut is about 15–20 cm in length and runs across your abdomen, usually below the bikini line. Less commonly, it may be necessary to have a cut that runs from the belly button down to the pubic area.

What are the risks of undergoing this procedure?

  • Although the risks associated with hysterectomy are low, you should be aware that every surgical procedure has some risk. This may also depend upon the type of surgery you have. 
  • Severe bleeding from large blood vessels around the uterus or top of the vagina. This is not common. A blood transfusion may be required to replace blood loss. A vaginal pack may also be used to control the bleeding.
  • Infection in the operation site, pelvis or urinary tract.
  • Nearby organs such as the ureter (tube leading from kidney to bladder), bladder or bowel may be injured—expected to happen to approximately one in every 140 women. Further surgery will be needed to repair the injuries.
  • The bowel may not work well after the operation; this is usually temporary. Treatment may include a drip to give fluids into the vein and no food or fluids by mouth.

Things to do before you come to the hospital

  • It is important for you to have all the tests ordered at your outpatient clinic appointment completed prior to coming to the hospital these include blood tests and an ECG and chest X-ray, if you are more than 50 years old

  • You may be required to have a bowel preparation, which will empty your bowel prior to the surgery.

  • You should stop eating and drinking at the following times on the day of your surgery unless otherwise notified

    • At midnight if your procedure is in the morning

    • At 6 am if your procedure is in the afternoon.

  • You will need to shower and dress in clean clothes prior to coming into hospital. It is important that you do not shave your operation site as this increases the risk of wound infection.

  • Please remove all body jewelry.

After your surgery

  • When you wake from the anesthetic, you will be ready to be transferred, in your bed, for recovery.

  • Having an anesthetic can make you feel sick and may cause vomiting. You will have a drip in your arm which is necessary to maintain fluid intake and provide pain relief. This will remain in until you can tolerate food and fluids and your pain control is changed to oral medication.

  • Your nurse will take frequent observations of your vital signs e.g. temperature, pulse, blood pressure.

  • You may have small amounts of water or ice to suck, then progress from fluids to a normal diet as tolerated.

  • If you have pain or nausea, please tell your nurse. Effective pain management is important.

  • You will have a urinary catheter in place. The catheter will normally be removed the day following your surgery.

Recovering at home

What to expect

  • You may have a blood-stained vaginal discharge which is similar to a light period. This will gradually reduce to nil over 4-6 weeks as your internal wounds heal

  • You may need to take some simple analgesia for pain/discomfort, especially on waking and settling at night

  • You may feel fatigued

  • You may require up to four to six weeks off work. You should have returned to normal activity by two to three months, depending on the type of surgery, although full recovery may take longer

  • After the operation, you will no longer have a period

  • For the majority of women, hysterectomy surgery does not have a negative effect on sexual function

What to avoid

  • For the first two to three weeks lift nothing greater than two kilograms. Increase gently as tolerated over six weeks.

  • It will take about three weeks before you should drive a car. Only when you know you can act confidently with emergency breaking should you attempt driving the car.

  • Avoid sexual intercourse for six weeks to allow healing to take place.

  • Avoid inserting anything into the vagina for six weeks to allow time for healing to take place (e.g. use sanitary pads and not tampons).

It is important to avoid constipation and straining immediately after your surgery as this will assist healing and improve your comfort.

Contact your doctor if you develop any of the following complications:

  • Your wound becomes red or inflamed, painful.

  • You have heavy vaginal bleeding—heavier than a normal period.

  • You have offensive vaginal discharge.

  • You develop a fever i.e. temperature of about 38° C, or you are feeling unwell.

  • You have pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia.

  • You are having difficulty passing urine or opening your bowels.

 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 married since last 3 years. We never took chance to have baby, but now we are planning to have baby by end of the next year i.e. 2019. My sperm now is bit thin. I think its not healthy. Want to get it checked. Is there any way to get it checked at home only?

MBBS, MS- Obs & Gynae, DNB - Obs & Gynae
Gynaecologist, Ranchi
I am married since last 3 years. We never took chance to have baby, but now we are planning to have baby by end of th...
YES, you can check the quality of your sperm at HOME by asking for "Semen Analysis test" You can get this done from a reputed Pathological laboratory in your area who provides home collection facility. Only thing that you need to keep in mind is that you should have 3 days abstinence from sex and mastubation from the day of giving sample. If you are keeping abstinence of more than 3 days or less than 3 days ,then in both the cases you will get false result.
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She is having polycystic ovary. What is it actually? How does it affect the health?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
She is having polycystic ovary. What is it actually? How does it affect the health?
Hello, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder .Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid — called follicles — located in each ovary as seen during an ultrasound exam. You can have difficulty in conceiving a baby.
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