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Breast Firmness & Contouring - Can PRP Help?

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
Breast Firmness & Contouring - Can PRP Help?

 

Changes in the tissue and tone of breasts are a part of the natural ageing process. The breasts are made of fats and ligaments but there are no supporting muscles to hold them up. So, with time, they lose their firmness. But PRP treatment can reverse this trend.

What are the Reasons behind Breasts losing their Firmness?

• Age: this is the chief cause of loss of breast firmness. As a woman ages, the ligaments of her breasts lose their elasticity and stretch out. The support framework of fats disintegrates and the breasts lose their fullness.

• Gravity: the earth’s gravitational force is always exerting pressure on the breasts and keeps pulling them down.

• The wrong type of bra: a very large population of women have no idea which type and size of bra would suit them. Bras are supposed to give the breasts lift and support and prevent them from being jostled about because of movement. This applies especially during work out. Unless she is wearing the perfect fit, the breasts will begin to sag.

Smoking: cigarette contains carcinogens which are known to make the breast ligaments lose their elasticity.

• Weight fluctuations: rapidly gaining weight and then shedding it gain cause an alternate stretching and tightening of breasts. Stable weight is good for the health of breasts. Misshapen breasts can be a blow to an individual’s self-image and confidence. That is why many women are opting for contouring of breasts through surgery. And the surgery that is gaining ground these days is PRP therapy.

What is PRP?

Plasma Rich Platelet therapy is a revolutionary technology. Blood from the person who is to undergo the procedure is drawn and the plasma is extracted by using centrifugal force. Then the plasma rich platelets are inserted into the chest. PRP can trigger the growth of new cells and tissues where the old ones had withered. It tightens the loose skin around the breasts, improves blood circulation to boost rejuvenation. This treatment also speeds up stem cell growth and production of collagen and helps to contour the breasts.

What are the Benefits of PRP therapy?

• It is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure

• It heals in no time

• It does not leave a scar or marks

• Removes breast wrinkles and reveres inverted nipples Most doctors advise their patients to rise above societal pressure to adhere to beauty standards.

However, if people still feel the need for a breast contouring, PRP is the safest and most efficient way to go about it.

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Vaginal PRP - Why To Go For It?

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
Vaginal PRP - Why To Go For It?

 

Hormones are directly responsible for the health of the human vagina. The levels of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone change all throughout a woman’s life. When she reaches perimenopause and after her menopause, these two hormones can no longer promote the vagina’s health. As a result, the mucus wall of the vagina called the vaginal mucosa thins and loses its elasticity. This, in turn, leads to dryness of the vagina and loss of its tone. What is even more worrying is a disruption of the hormone cycle causes a loss of libido and sexual arousal, reduces the sensitivity of both the vagina and the clitoris. This is another reason why the vagina remains stubbornly dry.

Yet another complication that stems from an altered hormone cycle is urinary incontinence (UI). There are four kinds of UI-

Stress Incontinence: a small amount of urine seeps through the bladder during coughing, sneezing or laughter.

• Urge Incontinence: urine leaks out when the person is resting or sleeping.

• Mixed Incontinence: this syndrome combines both stress and urges incontinence.

• Overflow Incontinence: the person is unable to hold in urine when the bladder is full.

In such cases, doctors prescribe a procedure that rejuvenates the vagina that will revoke urinary incontinence and solve the problem of dryness of the vagina. This procedure is PRP treatment.

What is PRP?

PRP procedure means injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the walls of the vagina or into the clitoris. This plasma is extracted from the person’s own blood and once injected, it triggers multiplication of cells. PRP releases certain growth promoters that trigger the production of collagen and elastic in that thicken the mucous membrane. As a result, during sexual arousal, the vaginal wall becomes receptive to stimulation and starts secreting mucous that takes care of the dryness complaint. It also enhances clitoral sensitivity allowing heightened sexual pleasure and drive. Once the problem of vaginal dryness has been addressed, the woman can once again experience orgasms.

For treatment of Urinary Incontinence, the Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the urethra. There it triggers the generation of stem cells which aids in the repair of tissues and if necessary new tissues are produced around the urethra and the bladder that help in greater bladder control. This does not allow small amounts of urine to leak through. Vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence can deliver a severe blow to a woman’s sexual drive as well as her confidence. But, PRP treatment can restore her vagina to its original health and help her return to her normal lifestyle.

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Can PRP Help In Vaginal Rejuvenation?

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Can PRP Help In Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is gaining more popularity by the day. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause can disfigure a woman’s genital area. Not only does her vagina undergo changes but several medical conditions may creep in as well. Ailments such as vaginal atrophy, lack of lubrication, sexual dysfunction might affect a woman’s sexual health, and can even trigger insecurities and melancholy.

But, there are ways you can undo these issues with vaginal rejuvenation through PRP.

What triggers Changes in the Vagina? 

A woman’s vagina goes through tremendous changes prompted by a changing concoction of hormones owing to pregnancy, delivering a child the traditional way. Moreover, even menopause can cause dramatic changes to her private parts. Childbirth can stretch out her vaginal canal. Hormonal imbalance can lead to vaginal dryness or atrophy. All of this may make sexual activities painful. This is when a woman should consider vaginal rejuvenation.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is a process when a doctor will use therapy to treat the vaginal condition that you have been diagnosed with or to enhance the appearance of your vagina that may have suffered disfigurement with age.

Non-surgical PRP Vaginal Rejuvenation -

Vaginal rejuvenation does not have to be performed through surgery. There are minimally invasive ways to do it. One such very popular procedure is Plasma Rich Platelet treatment.

PRP for Vaginal Rejuvenation -

Your doctor or gynaecologist will first draw blood from you. Then this blood will be treated until there is only concentrates plasma containing proteins left in it. These proteins trigger growth and cell repair.

The PRP is injected into the vagina (wall of the vagina or the clitoris). This speeds up the generation of stem cells. New tissues are created that eradicate the problem of scars and loose skin.

Moreover, PRP injection also boosts secretion of collagen and elastin- both are instrumental for supple and flexible skin.

It also enhances the sensitivity of both the vagina and the clitoris. This makes a woman more responsive during sex that means an end to the problem of lack of arousal.

You can observe visible results in around a year.

PRP treatment is one of your best bets when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation. It is a safe and highly effective procedure.

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Vaginal PRP - Why Is It Required?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
Vaginal PRP - Why Is It Required?

Hormones are directly responsible for the health of the human vagina. The levels of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone change all throughout a woman’s life. When she reaches perimenopause and after her menopause, these two hormones can no longer promote the vagina’s health. As a result, the mucus wall of the vagina called the vaginal mucosa thins and loses its elasticity. This, in turn, leads to dryness of the vagina and loss of its tone. What is even more worrying is a disruption of the hormone cycle causes a loss of libido and sexual arousal, reduces the sensitivity of both the vagina and the clitoris. This is another reason why the vagina remains stubbornly dry.

Yet another complication that stems from an altered hormone cycle is urinary incontinence (UI). There are four kinds of UI-

• Stress Incontinence: a small amount of urine seeps through the bladder during coughing, sneezing or laughter.

• Urge Incontinence: urine leaks out when the person is resting or sleeping.

• Mixed Incontinence: this syndrome combines both stress and urges incontinence.

• Overflow Incontinence: the person is unable to hold in urine when the bladder is full.

In such cases, doctors prescribe a procedure that rejuvenates the vagina that will revoke urinary incontinence and solve the problem of dryness of the vagina. This procedure is PRP treatment.

What is PRP?

PRP procedure means injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the walls of the vagina or into the clitoris. This plasma is extracted from the person’s own blood and once injected, it triggers multiplication of cells. PRP releases certain growth promoters that trigger the production of collagen and elastic in that thicken the mucous membrane. As a result, during sexual arousal, the vaginal wall becomes receptive to stimulation and starts secreting mucous that takes care of the dryness complaint. It also enhances clitoral sensitivity allowing heightened sexual pleasure and drive. Once the problem of vaginal dryness has been addressed, the woman can once again experience orgasms.

For the treatment of Urinary Incontinence, the Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the urethra. There it triggers the generation of stem cells which aids in the repair of tissues and if necessary new tissues are produced around the urethra and the bladder that help in greater bladder control. This does not allow small amounts of urine to leak through. Vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence can deliver a severe blow to a woman’s sexual drive as well as her confidence. But, PRP treatment can restore her vagina to its original health and help her return to her normal lifestyle.

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PRP For Hair Loss - Know More!

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
PRP For Hair Loss - Know More!

Hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days – whether it is genetic, due to stress, bad haircare or any medical condition. But with advances in the field and adequate research, various new techniques have cropped up in the market which can combat the condition with ease. Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP, is showing impressive results in reversing hair loss. 

PRP is a non-surgical therapeutic hair restoration option. It is suitable for both men and women. It is a state-of-the-art, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.  

PRP has been in use in the medical field for two decades and offers some promising potential for stimulating hair growth. However, no definitive studies yet exist that confirms its efficacy.

Advantages of PRP Therapy-

PRP can be helpful in:

  1. slowing the rate of hair loss
  2. regrowing thinning hair to be thicker and full
  3. boosting the health and condition of the scalp
  4. stimulating collagen levels
  5. preparing the scalp for hair transplantation & post hair transplantation

PRP can also assist in the treatment of skin and scalp conditions such as:

  1. dry, itchy and inflamed scalp
  2. genetic hair loss
  3. alopecia areata
  4. telogen effluvium (commonly caused by stress)

 How PRP Works?

The scalp is cleansed and numbing cream applied. While the scalp is prepared, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then centrifuged to produce the Platelet Rich Plasma. The PRP component is taken from the blood and injected or infused into the scalp or areas of hair loss.  Patients are able to resume normal activities after this procedure.  

PRP harnesses the growth factors carried in the blood supply and then delivers a concentrated dose back to the affected scalp and hair follicles. The growth factors in the platelets stimulate the follicles to grow hair. The hair follicles in the resting phase (telogen) may be pushed into growth, and this will appear as new hair growth.

Who is a candidate for PRP?
Men or women who have early stages male or female pattern baldness are suitable candidates for PRP.  It is also suitable for men or women who are currently using hair loss medications; or those who are experiencing or expect to experience post-partum hair loss. It is also suitable for those who have had or plan to have hair transplant surgery

However, you are not a candidate for PRP if you:

  • Have medical conditions such as chronic liver disease, skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders
  • Have undergone anti-coagulation therapy
  • If you have any type of platelet dysfunction syndromes
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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy - How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology, post graduate certificate in dermatology
Dermatologist, Narnaul
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy - How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural product generated in the human body. The syringe extracts a small quantity of blood of the patient and rotates in a centrifuge to make the red blood cells and white blood cells separated from plasma and platelets. The plasma created in the centrifuge contains a high number of platelets than the normal which is termed as platelet-rich plasma or PRP.

The platelet-rich plasma therapy is the process in which the plasma that has more platelet count is injected in the areas of dark, wrinkled and saggy skin. The injected plasma helps to produce collagen and reproduce tissue that is needed to give a rejuvenated and smooth skin.

Skin Concerns

  1. Patients who are aged 30-80 are treated in this therapy. This covers the skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, loss of volume in the cheeks, skin sagginess on the mid face and jawline, skin thinning of neck, elbows and aging and sun damage to the skin.
  2. Patients with skin disease, severe metabolic diseases, cancer, chemotherapy and abnormal platelet count can’t go for this treatment.
  3. PRP is different from fillers and injections
  4. The therapy of PRP gives a boost to your own collagen to fill up the saggy skin. This method is used for giving volume to the face that has wrinkled and drawn face and cheeks. It gives fullness to your face, including lips and under eye hollows.
  5. On the other hand, fillers and injections of hyaluronic acid only cover the lines and folds present on the skin which last for only 6-18 months. Patients need to visit a dermatologist to avail the treatment again.

Results
PRP injections can be slightly uncomfortable but patients gain relief sooner. Generally, it takes 15-20 minutes for the procedure. It is comparatively painless and there is no need for any special care of the skin after the treatment. Only the daily routine of skin care will do. There is no report of side effects as the plasma is created from the patient’s own blood.

The objective of PRP therapy is to gain a full face with rejuvenated skin, open pores, no wrinkles and softer lines. This therapy needs at least 3-4 months to show the desired results. A skilful and knowledgeable dermatologist should be consulted before going for this treatment. Many a time, 6 RED Light LED therapy is prescribed by the dermatologist to speed up the process of skin rejuvenation.

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Know How To Treat Post Pregnancy Stretchmarks Without Surgery!

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Know How To Treat Post Pregnancy Stretchmarks Without Surgery!

With the progress of her pregnancy, her body keeps changing. One such change is the expansion of her abdomen to accommodate the growing foetus in her uterus. Skin is elastic and hence it keeps extending until the baby is ready to be born. Once the mother delivers her child, her abdomen returns to its original size. But since it shrinks rapidly from its expanded dimension, it leaves stretch marks along her tummy.

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretchmarks are minuscule tears in the tissue layer right underneath your skin. The tears are caused because this supporting layer is stretched all the way to its limit. This manifests as fine white lines running along the length of the abdomen.

How can Stretch Marks be removed? 

Carboxy Therapy -

Carbon dioxide is administered to you just beneath your skin through an injection. This gas has the capacity to dilate and enlarge the blood vessels surrounding the site of the injection. Since the passage has been enlarged, more blood will flow through your vessels. That boosts collagen production. Increased blood flow and improved collagen production help make the stretch marks disappear.

Mesotherapy -

This is yet another therapy that aims to eliminate stretch marks caused by pregnancy. Mesotherapy promotes the production of collagen, elastin and fibroblast. The serum is injected into your bloodstream at the zone of the stretch marks. It also gives your cells micronutrients and amps up your blood supply, all of which make your marks less visible.

You might need 2 to 3 sessions every week to notice visible differences.

Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy

PRP therapy is a very favoured mode of banishing pregnancy-generated stretch marks. A doctor will draw blood from you and this blood will be treated until only very rich growth inducing proteins are left in a concentrated form. Then this plasma will be injected into your skin.

Plasma will help regenerate and develop new cells and tissues and help mend the damaged ones ensuring the stretch marks fade away.

Surgery can be a scary concept. But to get rid of those annoying stretch marks, you don’t have to go under the knife. A few non-surgical simple session are all it takes to give you clean and taut skin.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) - Know Utility Of It!

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine
Cosmetology, Chandigarh
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) - Know Utility Of It!

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. The concentration of growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than whole blood and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialities, in particular dentistry, orthopaedics and dermatology. Once this is accomplished, the concentrated platelets are re-injected into the damaged area like the knees, elbows, shoulders, hips and even Achilles tendons.

PRP therapy is a relatively new procedure - It was first developed in the 1970s and first used in Italy in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure, but scientific and medical research shows that it is safe to perform. Because of that, it’s steadfastly on its way to becoming the primary means of treatment in many different medical fields such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry, sports medicine and pain management, most commonly treating hair loss (and other things, like injuries). Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is frequently called stem cell treatment due to the fact that it behaves as bringing in cells from a person’s own body, which can then actually differentiate into either tendon, cartilage, or ligament cells.

Use of PRP in Dermatology
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps you harness the natural aesthetic powers of your own platelets to augment your facial rejuvenation. When done properly, PRP creates impressive results both as an isolated procedure or when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, neuromodulators, volume restoration and technology. The major advantage is it can be done in the clinician's office and produces virtually no downtime in the treatment of wrinkles, melasma, and acne scars. Exceptionally, there is some downtime when it is used to treat the lower eyelids. The aesthetic benefits it generates are dramatic!

Skin Rejuvenation and Ageing
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, and soften lines and pores. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone, thus making you look younger!

Acne, Scar and Ulcer Treatment
PRP is used to correct pitted acne scars on the skin. You may have heard about this acne scar treatment technique, which is also known as the “Vampire Facial,” as it has gained popularity amongst celebrities and beauty insiders. Once the platelet-rich blood is injected into sites on the face with acne scars, the concentrated platelets release a host of beneficial growth factors that help to promote healing and stimulate regrowth of collagen and elastin. PRP can also be used as an adjuvant for improving the viability of grafts for the treatment of recalcitrant ulcers, with good results.

PRP might not be a panacea or universal cure, but it could turn out to be a miracle treatment nonetheless!

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Vampire Facial (PRP) - Know More About It!

MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Pune
Vampire Facial (PRP) - Know More About It!

The Vampire Facial
Also known as platelet-rich plasma (prp)

What exactly is PRP?
Prp is 3-step procedure that involves having your blood:
1. Drawn from your arm
2. Placed into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood
3. Re-injected into you (only the part of your blood that contains a high concentration of growth factors).
4. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

PRP can -
* reduce wrinkles
* reduce under eye dark circles
* plump up sagging skin
* gives glowing skin
* get rid of deep creases
* improve one's complexion
* diminish acne scars
* reduce hair fall
* increase thickness of hair
* help in wound healing

Another Perk: there's little to no downtime.

Is PRP safe?
You may have a bit of pain, bruising, and swelling afterwards. These tend to go away within a few days.

How long does it take to see results?

  • If you get results, the full effects appear within a few weeks to months.
  • To get optimum results 3 or more treatments are required
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PRP And Laser Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Aesthetic Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
PRP And Laser Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence!

Urinary incontinence refers to a condition where an individual loses control of the bladder. UI is a common, distressing problem, which can largely affect your quality of life. A number of factors could be causing urinary incontinence – stress, obesity, or simply coughing/sneezing. The chances of developing UI increase with age.

PRP for Urinary Incontinence -
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatment offers viable, safe management for urinary incontinence in people. It belongs to the branch of Regenerative Medicine. To put it simply, PRP therapy involves drawing out a tiny amount of blood, concentrating the platelets, and injecting platelet-rich-plasma into the targeted area for regeneration.

PRP therapy can be effective in eliminating or reducing incontinence, as it regenerates the healthy tissues in your body to alter a few changes leading to UI. The relatively painless, simple procedure rejuvenates muscles, nerves, and urethral/bladder/clitoral/vaginal interface.

What to Expect? 
Patients undergoing PRP treatment experience reduced symptoms of urinary incontinence. The therapy also works to improve and strengthen your orgasmic activity, clitoris sensation and reduce pain during sex.
The procedure typically does not involve side effects, as it is done using your own plasma/blood. In most cases, the results of platelet-rich-plasma procedure last from 18 months to 3 years.

Laser Treatment for Urinary Incontinence -
Laser therapy has gained recognition as a promising treatment approach for urinary incontinence. CO2 laser and ER: YAG laser are the two techniques usually used for the procedure.
Laser beam focused on the targeted area penetrates 10-11mm deep into the skin without damaging the vaginal mucosa and the internal organs. Based on photothermic effect, the laser treatment is performed smoothly without sewing and cutting through the skin.

Why Opt for Laser Treatment?
Laser therapy for urinary incontinence is a preferred choice of treatment due to the following reasons –

• It is a minimally invasive procedure
• Relatively painless – does not require anaesthesia
• No special preparation is needed prior to the treatment
• Relatively safe procedure – no risk of tissue damage
• It is an outpatient procedure

What to Expect Following Laser Treatment?
You can expect to get back to routine activities immediately after the treatment. Results are observed soon after the procedure, and become more prominent as time passes – usually in about six months. However, keep in mind that the results are not permanent. You may have to undergo laser treatment again after 2 years.

Urinary incontinence is seen in both men and women but usually affects the female population. If you have been encountering problems controlling the bladder, you can opt for any of the above procedures. Nevertheless, it is advisable that you discuss both the treatment methods with a certified medical professional, who in this case, is a gynecologist.

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