Geeta Phogat, India's renowned freestyle wrestler and Commonwealth Gold Medalist, delivered a baby boy on 24th December 2019 at Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi. She was under the treatment and guidance of Dr. (Lt. Col) Leena N Sreedhar ( Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology) during her course of pregnancy.
Nothing in the world will make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted and as incredibly proud as Motherhood. With the COVID pandemic spreading its tentacles, I would add one more ‘as anxious’. Yes, becoming a new mom in the COVID times and with the lockdown can be an anxious time for the new mother as also her family. Hospitals are careful not to allow too many attendants and only one person is there to be with her. While this is necessary to maintain social distancing, a new mother longs for the comfort and care her family would provide., especially when the baby is handed over to her. Breastfeeding, changing diapers and taking care of both baby and herself can pose a big challenge.
Bone Marrow: If you’ve ever seen a skeleton in a movie or a museum, you might presume that bones are just dry, hard and dead. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Hidden inside is the bone marrow – the soft, spongy, squishy jelly that harbours your stem cells. Stem cells: Stem cells are the foundation for every organ and tissue in your body. There are many different types of stem cells that come from different places in the body or are formed at different times in our lives.
Unlike blood donations, which can be given to the millions and millions of people who share the same blood type, stem cell donors are carefully matched to their recipients on a one-to-one basis. The key to finding a good match is a set of molecules called Human Leukocyte Antigens (abbreviated as HLAs), which decorate the surface of peripheral blood stem cells and most other cells. It’s as if all of your cells share the same fingerprints. These “markers” distinguish your cells from potentially dangerous trespassers like viruses, bacteria, or cancer.
Premenstrual syndrome is a condition which affects women’s physically, behaviourally and psychologically. It occurs regularly during the luteal phase (last 10-15days)of each menstrual cycle and which disappears or significantly regresses by the end of menstruation.
Yes, women experience relief from pain after surgery. However, there is a chance that the pain might come back after a few years.
You are at risk for high-risk pregnancy if you have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV. The risk is higher if you are obese, or carrying twins, or you are a teenager or your age is 35 years or older.
No, hysterectomy is not needed in all cases. However, if the patient is not interested in becoming pregnant, the doctor and patient may take a call to remove the uterus.
Plan your pregnancy before you conceive. Talk to your gynaecologist and start taking folic acid and other prescribed vitamins regularly. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or HIV, your treatment may be adjusted accordingly. Quit alcohol, smoking, drugs and also maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant.
The symptoms of endometriosis usually manifest during the menstrual cycle and not in between the cycles.
Hysteroscopy allows the doctor to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding. A thin, lighted tube called a hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and the uterus.
Taking the morning-after pill more than one time in a month is not advisable. It can cause disturbance of the cycle and a high hormone dose.
Cervical screening detects a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), which is generally linked to cervical cancer. Undergoing cervical screening may help prevent cervical cancer.
Evidence suggests that emergency contraceptives do not cause birth defects and also do not harm the fetus.
A small incision is made in the abdomen, and a laparoscope (A thin, lighted tube fitted with a camera on end) is inserted which takes images of the organs. This procedure is less painful, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays.
The effect of EC changes with time. After unprotected sex, EC is found to be 95% effective when taken within the first 24 hours. The efficiency drops gradually with time in the next 49-72 hours.