Women’s Health and Pregnancy

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 ...

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 ...
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