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Is your pregnancy high risk?

A high risk pregnancy is one in which some condition puts the mother, the developing fetus, or both at higher-than-normal risk for complications during or after the pregnancy and childbirth. Some pregnancies are  high risk from the beginning for instance, if the mother has a heart problem. Some pregnancies become high risk later on, for …

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What is Cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus which connects it to the vagina. Symptoms of cervical cancer ●     Vaginal bleeding in between periods, after intercourse or after menopause. ●     A bloody or dirty vaginal discharge which may have a foul odour. ●     Pelvic pain You are at risk of …

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Do you need a Pap Test?

A pap test is a simple  test which can help in early diagnosis of cervical cancer. It is cheap, easily available and a completely painless procedure where your doctor takes some fluid from your cervix ( the mouth of the uterus) and sends it for testing. Every sexually active woman from 20 years to 6o …

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What is vaginal discharge?

Vaginal discharge is a normal mucous discharge which is secreted by the vulval and vaginal glands of a woman. This discharge may change according to the period in the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, or according to the age of the woman. The normal vaginal discharge is a clear, mucous dischargewhich is odourless and causes no …

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Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are solid, fleshy tumours of the uterus. They arise from the myometrium ( muscle layer of the uterus). Fibroids are extremely common in women of the reproductive period i.e. between 20-40 years of age and frequently cause no symptoms when they are small.  As they grow bigger in size they may cause ●     Increase …

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Breast Self Examination

Breast Self Examination  is a method by which every girl  becomes familiar with her own breasts, so that any new lump or change in shape and size of the breast is detected fast. It involves looking at your breasts in the mirror and palpating (feeling) them with your hand , once every month ( preferably …

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FAQs on IVF

So, what are the procedures involved in IVF?  First of all, the woman is given hormone injections to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. This is done so that she has a better chance at fertilization of her eggs and typically takes about 2-3 weeks. Then, when the eggs are mature enough, they are …

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