Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: What are the causes and how is it treated?

0 5 March 2020
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: What are the causes and how is it treated?

Heavy or unusual bleeding through the vagina, experienced by women during or in-between the regular periods is called abnormal uterine bleeding. The bleeding is termed abnormal because it is usually irregular, heavier and is usually caused by hormonal or structural abnormalities of the female reproductive system. Abnormal uterine bleeding is more commonly diagnosed at the beginning of the reproductive cycle and at the end of it in older women. At our clinic in Mumbai, 20% of the AUB cases occur in adolescent girls, more than 50% are occur in women above age 40. Following are the situations when the uterine bleeding is considered abnormal: Bleeding between the normal periods.

  • Spotting or bleeding after intercourse.
  • Bleeding that happens after menopause.
  • Irregular cycles which vary by more than 8-9 days.
  • Abnormally heavy bleeding during your regular period.
  • Bleeding while your menstrual cycles happen to be shorter than 24 and longer than 38 days.

Causes of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: There is no one single cause for abnormal uterine bleeding experienced by women. Following some of the causes of abnormal uterine bleeding experienced by women:

  1. Structural abnormalities like polyps,

0 30 January 2020
Anemia in Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pregnancy is the most memorable journey of every woman. It is also a phase their vulnerable to many health problems, a woman braves everything that the pregnancy hurls at her to make it to the delivery phase. One such problem most commonly experienced by the women in their pregnancy in Anemia. Anemia in Pregnancy: The women’s body goes through a series of significant changes over the course of pregnancy. The volume of blood in pregnant women increases by almost 25% and this increases the iron requirement to make sufficient haemoglobin. Most of the women do not get a sufficient amount of iron to their body in 2nd and third trimester resulting in Anemia. Iron is not the only nutrient required for the optimal production of red blood cells, Vitamin B12 and Folate play an important role, which is why their deficiency can lead to Anemia too. Although there are many kinds of this condition, Iron-deficiency, Vitamin B12 deficiency & Folate Deficiency Anemia are most common among pregnant women. 50% of Pregnant Women in India Suffer from Anemia:  A pregnant woman might suffer a higher risk of becoming anemic if she doesn’t consume enough iron, suffers a high pre-pregnancy menstrual flow, or conceive immediately after pregnancy without giving the body enough time to recuperate. Thou

0 25 March 2019
How to get Rid of Insomnia at Early Pregnancy

A new mom-to-be will be excited and worried at the same time. She will be excited thinking of welcoming a bundle of joy to her house while she may be anxious on the labor process and taking care of baby thereafter. Some pregnant women experience insomnia due to their inner worries during the first trimester of pregnancy. Understanding insomnia Insomnia means difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep or both. Women may experience insomnia in all stages of pregnancy but it may be more common in first and third trimesters of pregnancy. You may feel miserable if you have insomnia but the good thing is that it’s not at all harmful for the baby. Factors which cause insomnia during pregnancy There may be many reasons for you to stay awake during the wee hours of the day. It may include:

  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Back pain
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Leg cramps
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Leg cramps

Managing Insomnia

  • Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise can have a great impact on your sleep. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoid caffeine intake from late afternoon
  • Eat to sleep: Eat healthy food for dinner. Eat slowly

0 11 March 2019
How to Recover from a C-section

Motherhood is a beautiful and fulfilling phase where the new mothers are anxious and excited in welcoming their new born and taking care of them. Some mothers will be also busy in thinking of shedding their weight after pregnancy. Having a baby can be a strainful experience to your body, especially if you are opting for a c- section delivery. Vaginal delivery is asier to recover when compared to C-section. The practice of tying a belt post pregnancy is believed to help in tightening the muscles, reduces the swelling and also helps in supporting the back. This belt can Support your abdomen as it won’t contract immediately after delivery naturally. There are different types of binds available to use such as wraps which are made out of cloth which can be used immediately after delivery, belts or splints which can be adjustable so as to increase or loosen the tightness in the abdomen. If it is a normal delivery, the mother can use binds within few hours post delivery. If it is a c-section, the doctor may recommend you to use binds only after the wound is healed which may take around six to eight weeks. It is advisable to use binds only after speaking your gynecologist regarding the same. Such belts can help in reducing tummy fat, to enhance your posture, toning tummy muscles and in back support and back pain reduction. Let’s find out certain tips to r

0 25 January 2019
Best Lady Gynecologist In Mumbai

Every woman in the modern day would have visited a gynaecologist sometime or the other in their lives. Women are usually reluctant to visit gynaecologists, even today, as they have been growing up in a conservative environment or may be feeling embarrassed to share their personal details regarding gynaecology to a stranger. Women, especially adolescents, would be reluctant group. However, Most of the womenfolk out there may still have a question in their minds on the best lady gynecologist & obstetrician doctors in Mumbai. Well… You can stop searching for the best as you have landed into the right hands! It’s none other than Dr. Neelima Mantri. She is a gynaecologist, a laparoscopic surgeon and an obstetrician, who has over a decade of experience in the field. She even performs minimal access surgeries apart from the conventional gynaecology. Dr Neelima Mantri has extensive training in high risk obstetrics and has dealt thousands of risky cases successfully. When a woman wants to find out whether she is pregnant, obviously, she would look out for meeting a gynaecologist, who is well-experienced in the field. Dr Neelima Mantri Being one of the best gynecologist obstetricians in Mumbai, can help you from the initial stage of assess

0 19 October 2018
Best PCOS Treatment Mumbai

Dr. Neelima Mantri provides best PCOS treatment Mumbai. Basically, she is MS – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS Obstetrician, Gynaecologist. She has experience of 10 years in her field. PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. It is problem occurs in female in which her hormone balance get out off control. In this disease, balances of hormones get disturbed. With PCOS, female can have problem in their menstruation also chances of infertility increases. PCOS also cause unwanted problem in your appearance. According to Dr. Mantri, if PCOS is not properly treated at time, it may lead to serious health problems. It may lead to heart diseases and diabetes. With PCOS small cysts can grow in ovaries of female. This is the reason why it is named as polycystic ovary syndrome. These cysts are not too much harmful but it may disturb hormone balance. Early diagnose and treatment can cure this diseases. The example of disturbance of hormones with PCOS is the sex hormones get out of balance. With this, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones. In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair. The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn’t use insulin well, blood sugar levels go

0 24 August 2018
Laparoscopic Surgery Vs Open Surgery

No matter how big or small the procedure is, it is completely normal for the patient to feel anxious and stressed before undergoing a surgery. Most of their tensions revolve around the pain factor and recovery time which largely depend on the type of procedure chosen. Although the ultimate aim of these different procedures remains the same, the process remains different. Take Laparoscopy and open surgery for example. Though Open Surgery has been around for decades, Laparoscopy is found to be the most efficient in terms of recovery with a minimal amount of risks. So what is Laparoscopy and how is it better than Open Surgery? Let us find out: Open Surgery: Open surgery is a traditional method of surgery where a large incision (10 inches) is made by the surgeon using the scalpel and then the surgeon uses his instruments to perform surgery. Having a large incision may result in more pain, higher risk of complications, a lengthy recovery and hence longer hospital stays. Laparoscopic Surgery: In contrast with Open Surgery, Laparoscopic surgery uses a very small incision in the abdomen or pelvis cavities to carry out the procedure. A Laparoscope, i.e. a thin instrument with a video camera at the end of it is inserted into the small incision to give the view of the organs inside and the image is projected onto the screen for the surgeons to carry out t

0 5 July 2018
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in Mumbai

In today’s world minimal invasive surgery is available in all hospitals because it has more advantages then open surgery. These procedures are performed with tiny incisions instead of one large opening as incisions are small, patient tend to have quicker recovery time and also less discomfort as compared to conventional surgery. During this surgery doctors make several small incisions in the skin as well as long thin tube with camera attached at the end is passed through one of the incision. Images from endoscope are projected to the monitor which helps surgeons to see proper surgical area to perform surgery easily. It is procedure which include art of reducing damage of  human tissue during operation. There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry – meaning only one small incision. This is called Single Site Laparoscopy, and is another approach to performing traditional laparoscopic surgery using the same tools. These kinds of procedures are not for everyone and only  doctor can determine if a minimally invasive surgery is right for you. Dr. Neelima M

0 12 June 2018
What is Premature Pregnancy and How to Prevent?

Premature pregnancy is giving premature birth before the due date of delivery. Let us discuss the premature causes and signs that can help you to prevent premature pregnancy. The causes that can lead to premature birth are:

  1. Overweight or underweight
  2. Getting pregnant soon after the previous delivery
  3. Having twins or more during pregnancy
  4. Problems regarding the cervix or the uterus
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Stress
  7. Diabetes (especially gestational diabetes)
  8. Smoking and drugs

These are the major causes of premature pregnancy, which can be prevented to reduce the risks involved. Here is how you can prevent premature pregnancy, says Dr. Neelima Mantri, a renowned Gynecologist.

  1. Follow some light to moderate exercises for having control over weight. A balanced diet is important for preventing obesity as well as to improve upon the present weight. Staying physically active will help in overall health during pregnancy.
  2. Avoid getting pregnant soon after giving birth to a previous baby. Talk with your partner to avoid such situations when there might be a chance of conceiving.
  3. If you are having problems with the cervix or the uterus, consult a doctor before you plan to get pregnant. This can

0 12 June 2018
How to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy

According to the studies carried out in the past and in recent times, obesity in pregnant women has been proven to be a cause for Gestational Diabetes. With the increase of weight and BDM, pregnant women are found to carry higher risk of diabetes. Excess maternal weight is found to be a major cause of diabetes among pregnant women, and in certain cases also causing the baby to be carrying the dreadful disease. If not addressed in time, diabetes may sometimes prove to be fatal for both the mother and the baby. So, what can we do to prevent obesity and diabetes in pregnancy? Exercise and simply exercise can be the only remedy. Recent studies have revealed that even small changes in the body mass weight can help to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes to a great extent. This can be achieved through exercise and physical activities on a regular basis. Retention of weight can also be achieved by following a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet plan, excluding comfort food and plenty of water can reduce the risk of increased blood pressure and the BDM. The types of exercises recommended for pregnant women include moderate intensity treadmill walking for about half an hour and strength training