Women’s Health and Pregnancy

How To Do A Self Breast Exam – Visual, Standing, Lying Down

Introduction to Self Breast Exam Regular breast self-examination for women is often recommended by physicians as a means of checking for signs of breast cancer. Mammography is the most effective way of detecting breast cancer, but along with clinical breast examination by your doctor, a self breast exam is important in >> Read More ...

Round Ligament Pain During, After Pregnancy, When Not Pregnant

What is the uterine round ligament? There are several ligaments in the body known as the round ligament. With regard to the female reproductive system, there are two round ligaments on either side of the upper corners of the uterus. It is therefore more correctly referred to as the round ligament of the uterus or >> Read More ...

Unilateral Breast Enlargement (Breast Bigger on One Side)

The breasts are modified skin appendages on the chest wall. It is more prominent in post-pubertal females (after puberty) although some young boys and men may experience larger than usual breast size for various medical reasons (gynecomastia). Fat lobules within the breast largely account for its size although during >> Read More ...

Period Pain Relief, Treatment with or without Medication

Period pain is not always an indication of any underlying disorder, either with the reproductive organs or related systems. It may affect 50% of menstruating women with or without any other associated disturbance of the menstrual cycle, ovulation or menstruation. However, when it does occur, it can in some cases be >> Read More ...

Painful Periods and Severe Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhea)

There is a common misconception that every woman suffers from period pain and that this pain is very severe. In fact, only one half of woman experience period pain meaning that other woman may experience mild discomfort or almost no sensation at all. Most women who do experience period pain have mild pain for a day or two. >> Read More ...

Diagnosis, Staging and Survival Rate of Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of breast cells which invades and destroys surrounding tissue and may spread to other parts of the body. It is also referred to as a malignancy or malignant breast tumor and must be differentiated from a benign tumor which is abnormal mass of normal cells that is less serious in nature. >> Read More ...

Breast Cancer Types, Risks, Spread, Signs and Symptoms

What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a  malignant tumor that develops in the breast tissue and rapidly invades the surrounding tissue. It is the most common form of malignancy in women in Western countries, with the exception of skin cancers. Apart from other risk factors, identification of breast cancer genes BRCA 1 >> Read More ...

Breast Tumors (Benign and Malignant) Different Types, Diagnosis

A swelling or lump produced in any part of the body due to abnormal growth of tissue is known as a tumor. A growth that is found within the breast tissue is known as a breast tumor. It may be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although the detection of a breast tumor may be alarming for a woman because of the >> Read More ...

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) – Alcohol and the Unborn Baby

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is not a single disease but a range of disorders which include numerous physical and mental problems, as well as various developmental defects, that may occur as a result of alcohol consumption by the mother while pregnant. No amount of alcohol is considered safe >> Read More ...
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