Ovarian cyst in the times of covid 19 pandemic

What are ovarian cysts? The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They’re located in the lower abdomen on both sides of the uterus. Women have two ovaries that produce eggs as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Sometimes, a fluid-filled sac called a cyst will develop on one of the ovaries. Many women will …

Heavy and painful periods

Heavy flows and achy cramps can be common experiences when many women have their periods. Periods that prevent you from doing everyday activities aren’t normal. Each woman’s menstrual flow and cycle are different. It may be hard to know if your period is normal, light, or heavy unless you talk with your doctor. Women lose an average …

Vaginal infections – how to diagnose and treat

Vaginitis describes a few conditions that can cause infection or inflammation of your vagina. vulvovaginitis describes inflammation of both your vagina and your vulva. Your vulva is the external part of your genitals. Read on to learn more about what causes different types of vaginal infections and what you can do about it. What should I look for with …

Fibroids in the time of covid pandemic

What are fibroids? Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. The growths are typically benign, or noncancerous. The cause of fibroids is unknown. Fibroids are …

Endometriotic or chocolate cyst of the ovary

Chocolate cysts are noncancerous, fluid-filled cysts that typically form deep within the ovaries. They get their name from their brown, tar-like appearance, looking something like melted chocolate. They’re also called ovarian endometriomas. The color comes from old menstrual blood and tissue that fills the cavity of the cyst. A chocolate cyst can affect one or …

Exercises and physical activity for Pregnancy and normal delivery

Suitable activities during pregnancy are brisk walking, swimming, indoor stationary cycling, prenatal yoga, and low-impact aerobics, guided by a certified aerobics instructor. Some special exercises can help prepare for labor. These carry little risk of injury, they benefit the entire body, and they can continue until delivery. Brisk walking If pre-pregnancy exercise levels were low, …

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Abortion in the times of the corona virus pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has starkly revealed the patchy and precarious provision of abortion in India, deepening existing inequalities in access. What was already an expensive procedure may be even less attainable for many women facing financial strain during the pandemic. Meanwhile, a shortage of staff and resources is likely to be affecting access for many women seeking an aborti

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How To Deal With Pregnancy In The Time Of Coronavirus

Unlike the Severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS pandemic of 2003-2004, which was also caused by a Corona virus, pregnant mothers are not in the higher risk bracket from COVID-19. Stressful, even during normal times, pregnancy can be deeply disturbing during a pandemic induced lockdown. Even more so if you or someone close to you …

PCOD- irregular periods and other things

What Is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal condition that women can get during their childbearing years. It can affect your ability to have a child . It can also: Stop your periods or make them hard to predict Cause acne and unwanted body and facial hair Raise your risk of other health problems, including diabetes and high …

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Ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) -the facts!

What is ectopic pregnancy? From fertilization to delivery, pregnancy occurs after a number of steps in a woman’s body. One of these steps is when a fertilized egg travels to the uterus to attach itself. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg doesn’t attach to the uterus. Instead, it may attach to the fallopian …

Pregnancy after IVF treatment

Many infertile couples need treatment in different forms including Assisted Reproductive Techniques. In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer is the most advanced method of infertility treatment. Management of these pregnancies is difficult as the couples and treating doctors have undue concern and apprehension and worry about outcome of such pregnancies. IVF Pregnancy Test When can …

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Second opinion in your High risk pregnancy- choose the best Gynecologist

What conditions may lead to a high-risk pregnancy? The following list represents the most common conditions that can lead to a high-risk pregnancy, but note that not all women with these conditions will have a high-risk pregnancy. If you have diabetes before you become pregnant, you will likely be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist …

First trimester in your first time pregnancy- what to expect

You have just gotten the big news!  You are pregnant! The feeling when you get confirmation from your Gynecologist doctor, is amazing! Having a child is the most precious, amazing and scariest thing ever! Don’t worry though, I know it seems as if there is so much to do before the baby comes and there …

Living with a fibroid

What are uterine fibroids? Fibroids are benign tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus. It is estimated that 70-80% of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime—however, not everyone will develop symptoms or require treatment. The most important characteristic of fibroids is that they are not cancer, …

Painless delivery and water birthing – the things you should know

What is Painless Delivery? Painless delivery refers to the use of an epidural injection which is given by an anaesthesiologist trained in epidural injection for pain relief during labour. It is injected in the lower of back, and a plastic tube is placed through which drugs are released around the spinal cord. It is mostly …

Why choose Dr.Ruchi Tandon as your Gynecologist?

Let’s answer a more honest question first, What should you look for in your Gynecologist? Trust and comfort. Once you have shortlisted a few doctors you would like to meet, schedule an appointment with them to help you decide which one to stick with. Over the course of your nine months, you will form a …

Heavy period – how to manage it?

What is menorrhagia? Menorrhagia is a heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Many women have this type of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be related to a number of conditions including problems with the uterus, hormone problems, or other rare conditions. While heavy bleeding can make it tough to take part in normal daily life at …

PCOS in your 30’s, how it can affect you?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. The 3 main features of PCOS are: Irregular periods – which means your ovaries do not regularly release eggs (anovulation) excess androgen – high levels of “male” hormones in your body, which may cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair polycystic

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Urinary leakage in women, why does it happen?

What is stress incontinence? Stress incontinence is the inability to control your urge to urinate in certain circumstances. It’s a serious and embarrassing disorder and can lead to social isolation. Any pressure placed on the abdomen and bladder can lead to the involuntary loss of urine. It’s important to remember that the term “stress” is …

What could possibly be the cause of your miscarriage and how to avoid it?

A miscarriage, also called a spontaneous abortion, is the spontaneous ending of a pregnancy. About 1/3 to 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage before a woman misses a menstrual period or even knows she is pregnant. About 10 to 20% of women who know they are pregnant will miscarry , mostly in the first …

Endometrial polyp in your 40’s

Uterine or endometrial polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend into the uterine cavity. Overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) leads to the formation of ensdometrial polyps, also known as uterine polyps. These polyps are usually noncancerous (benign), although some can be cancerous or can …

High Risk Pregnancy – How to manage it

Any pregnancy that poses a risk to the mother or baby, or is different from normal is considered as high-risk pregnancy. What are the risk factors for high-risk pregnancies? Sometimes a high-risk pregnancy is the result of a medical condition or disease present before pregnancy. In other cases, a medical condition that develops during pregnancy …

Post menopausal bleeding – what can it possibly be?

What is postmenopausal bleeding? Postmenopausal bleeding is any bleeding that occurs in a woman’s vagina after she has undergone menopause. Once a woman has gone 12 months without a period, she’s considered to be menopausal. In order to rule out serious medical problems, women with postmenopausal bleeding should always see a gynecologist. What is vaginal …

Ovarian cyst – laparoscopy is treatment of choice

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in the ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries — each about the size and shape of an almond, 2-3cm in size— on each side of the uterus. Eggs, which develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during the childbearing years. Many …

What is abortion in pregnancy?

Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue, products of conception or the fetus and placenta (afterbirth) from the uterine cavity. In general, the terms fetus and placenta are used after eight weeks of intrauterine pregnancy. Pregnancy tissue and products of conception refer to tissue produced by the union of sperm with the ovum. Other terms …

Menopause in Indian women – An enigma

Menopause is the process through which a woman ceases to be fertile or menstruate completely. It is a normal part of life and is not considered a disease or a medical condition. Symptoms may occur years before a woman’s final period also called as Perimenopause. Some women may experience symptoms for months or years afterward …

Why you should choose a specialized Laparoscopic Surgeon and Cosmetic Gynecologist?

Laparoscopy is a skilled profession that demands a high level of expertise and well-versed training. Gynecological Laparoscopy involves procedures such as Laparoscopic Myomectomy Laparoscopic hysterectomy Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy Laparoscopic tubal evaluation and repairs Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy for Infertility Hysteroscopic Polypectomy Hysteroscopic septal resection Hysteroscopic D&

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FIBROIDS WHEN YOU ARE 40

What are fibroids? Fibroids are non – cancerous or benign growths arising out of the uterus or its musculature And are usually restricted to female reproductive organs. What are the different types of fibroids? The type of fibroid a woman develops depends on its location. Intramural fibroids Intramural fibroids are the most common type of …

What is Infertility and causes in females

Definition of Infertility As per WHO, Infertility in females is defined as an inability to achieve pregnancy after 1 year of regular sexual intercourse & no predisposing cause such as lactation, Contraception etc.  Male Infertility is responsible for 20–35% of infertility cases, while 35% are due to female infertility, and 25–40% are due to combined …

What do you mean by Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy also called as keyhole surgery, is a specialized kind of surgery, using very fine instruments and through small incisions (0.3-1.2 cm). Originally started in Germany, it has evolved rapidly over the last 3 decades, superseding convention surgery and ultimately is the preferred mode of operation for all types of Gynecological procedures and surgeries. The …

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abnormal uterine bleeding

Management of abnormal uterine bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding may be acute or chronic, and is defined as bleeding from the uterus that is abnormal in regularity, volume, frequency, or duration and occurs in the absence of pregnancy. Acute AUB refers to an episode of heavy bleeding that is of sufficient quantity to require immediate intervention to prevent further blood loss.

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Endometriosis and its controversies

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue at any area other than the normal situation; if it is seen in myometrial tissue it leads to a condition called as adenomyosis.

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Cervical cancer vaccination and awareness

Cervical cancer vaccination and awareness

Human papilloma virus also known as the cervical cancer virus or HPV accounts for upto 75% of all cervical cancers. Cervical cancer is the fifth most prevalent cancer and is caused by sexual transmission of HPV virus.

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