Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Simple Ways to Relieve Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy

Lower back pain in pregnancy is very common. It is often accepted as a normal part of pregnancy but this is no reason for women to suffer with the condition. Although several anti-inflammatory drugs may help with pain relief and can be safely used during pregnancy, most pregnant women would prefer to stay away from >> Read More ...

6 Lesser Known Facts About Pregnancy Diabetes

Pregnancy is usually an exciting event in a woman’s life but it is definitely not one of the easiest times. The body undergoes a host of changes to cater for the growing fetus and prepare for childbirth as well nursing thereafter. Although many women have a healthy and disease-free pregnancy, there are a host of >> Read More ...

Why Some Women Do Not Ovulate (No Egg Cell from the Ovary)

What does ovulate mean? Ovulation is a process where one of the ovaries releases an egg cell (ovum) into the fallopian tube. Ovulate is therefore the action of the ovary in releasing the ovum from the ovary. If a woman is to fall pregnant, she has to ovulate prior to unprotected intercourse. The sperm cells from the male >> Read More ...

Meigs Syndrome

Definition Meigs syndrome is a triad of medical conditions where there is a benign ovarian tumor (specifically an ovarian fibroma) with ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity) and pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs in the pleural space).  Once the tumor is removed, both ascites and pleural effusion >> Read More ...

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

What is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome? Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic complication, which means it results from treatment-based stimulation of ovaries. This rare condition develops in women undergoing infertility treatments. OHSS may occur after gonadotropin therapy, which is a common type of >> Read More ...

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the condition characterized by an abnormal descent of female pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus, the small bowel and large bowel), due to which vagina and/or uterus protrude. A prolapse or slipping out of these organs from their normal anatomical position >> Read More ...

Luteinizing Hormone Deficiency

What is Luteinizing Hormone Deficiency? A deficiency of luteinizing hormone has pronounced effects on human reproduction. In order to understand the consequences of a deficiency of luteinizing hormone, it is important to first understand the effect of this hormone in the human body. Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone >> Read More ...

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Definition Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) refers to irregular and unpredictable bleeding from the uterus. Though dysfunctional uterine bleeding is not serious in most cases, it can be severely affect a woman’s quality of life and lead to anemia if the bleeding is frequent. In the >> Read More ...

Macrosomia (Big Baby Syndrome)

Macrosomia Definition Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a significantly higher birth weight than the average for newborns. The term is also known by the common term big baby syndrome. The other common term that overlaps with macrosomia is large for gestational age. Macrosomia is usually defined as a birth >> Read More ...
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