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0 25 September 2023
Braxton Hicks Contractions Causes and Symptoms

Braxton Hicks contractions are uterine contractions that are termed as ‘practice’ or ‘false’ contractions. They are normal contractions of the uterus that mimic labour contractions but do not lead to labour and are also painless. They are, in fact, a regular part of the body’s preparation for labour and are commonly felt during the second and third trimesters. So, all good and harmless about ‘Braxton Hicks contractions,’ right? Not necessarily. These uncomfortable and unpredictable uterine contractions can cause significant problems in the longer run, leading to a host of problems during the pregnancy journey. In this blog, with the inputs from the best gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri, let us know more about these contractions, their causes, symptoms, and also the ways to combat them.

How do Braxton Hicks Contractions they differ from regular uterine contractions and pressures?

Braxton Hicks contractions are the practice contractions that often occur in the second and third trimesters. They differ from regular labour contractions in timing, discomfort cases, and also frequency. Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular contractions that cause mild abdominal tightening or discomfort and last for less than a minute. There is no one specific reason for their occ

0 13 September 2023
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: Symptoms & Risk Reduction

Fertility medications and Assisted Reproductive Treatments greatly help women with fertility problems today. “These treatments have significantly increased the chances of conception for women, bestowing them the chance at parenthood,” says the best gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri.

Promise of Parenthood Comes With a Minor Risk: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Like every other beneficial treatment option, these treatments also have specific side effects, manifesting in rare cases. Ovarian Hyperstimulation is one such side effect of fertility treatment options, impacting women’s health through blood clots, dehydration, weight cysts, and kidney problems in sporadic cases. So, any woman who aims to benefit from fertility medications or assisted reproductive technologies must also be aware of this rare ovarian syndrome to tread carefully on this path. In this blog, we help you understand this syndrome, discuss its symptoms, and then give you tips to reduce its chance of occurrence. Read on:

What is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome?

If fertilization of eggs produces the baby, these eggs are produced by ovaries. Given assisted fertility treatments, more eggs than usual, ovaries are stimulated using medications to make multiple eggs, which are then used

0 22 August 2023
What Is Ovarian Remnant Syndrome? How Serious Is It?

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome is a severe yet rare medical problem that can happen to women who have had surgery to remove either part of their ovary or both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Given the fundamental role of the ovaries and fallopian tubes in reproduction, removal is prescribed only as a last resort. “These procedures are performed for the right reasons after weighing potential complications. Yet, in rare cases, Ovarian Remnant Syndrome may strike the women, causing a host of problems for them,” says Neelima Mantri, the leading female gynaecologist in Mumbai. So, what makes Ovarian Remnant Syndrome dangerous, and how is it treated? Read on to know what gynaecologist Dr. Neelima Mantri has to say.

How Serious is Ovarian Remnant Syndrome?

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome happens when the small parts of the reproductive organs (ovaries or fallopian tubes) are left behind in the body. These leftover tiny bits of tissues may sometimes trigger abnormal hormonal activity, which triggers various health problems for women undergoing surgery. What makes Ovarian Remnant Syndrome dangerous is its ability to initiate and exacerbate a host of reproductive issues for women, which include: Hormone Imbalances:

0 18 August 2023
Know About Transvaginal Mesh & Its Complications

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh used to treat stress-related urinary incontinence, a condition where women, particularly those post-childbirth, experience urinary leakage from the bladder during high-impact activities such as running or jumping. Around 20% of women suffer from this problem, and surgery using a transvaginal mesh provides a low-complication method for treating the incontinence problem. But all this information only scratches the surface of the transvaginal mesh. The topic needs to be delved into deeply to understand the usage of transvaginal mesh, its uses and complications, and the reasons for the ongoing controversy in gynaecological treatment. With inputs from the best gynec laparoscopic surgeon in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri, we provide the complete information you need in this blog. Read on:

Transvaginal Mesh – A Treatment for Pelvic Disorders:

Urinary incontinence is only one aspect of pelvic disorder treated by transvaginal mesh surgery. Gynaecologists have been actively leveraging transvaginal mesh to treat various pelvic infections. To understand the role of transvaginal mesh, let us provide you with a backstory of the pelvic floor and its conditions. Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The pelvic floor in women is a hammock-like stru

0 17 August 2023
Everything Need to Know About Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy

Thrombocytopenia is a medical term that refers to a low blood platelet count in the body. Gestational Thrombocytopenia is when the blood platelet count drops below the average level during pregnancy. A comforting fact about this condition is that gestational Thrombocytopenia is common during pregnancy. It affects an average of 10% of pregnant women and usually resolves independently under the monitoring and care of a gynaecologist. However, every condition during pregnancy, no matter how minor it seems, carries a risk. Given the sensitive state of the patient, no health condition should be taken lightly. Take gestational Thrombocytopenia, for example. While it is common, it can quickly escalate to cause complications such as severe bruising, prolonged abnormal bleeding, preeclampsia, reduced urination, and weakness. So, how does a gynaecologist treat this condition, and what can be done to avoid its risks? We asked one of the top 10 gynaecologists in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri. Read on to know her answers.

Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: What Is It Exactly?

Thrombocytes, also called blood platelets, are tiny blood cells that help with blood clotti

0 31 July 2023
Retroverted Uterus: Is It Normal or a Health Issue

The Retroverted uterus is a gynaecological condition where the uterus sits tilted towards the spine instead of its usual forward position. In most cases, this condition doesn’t affect reproductive health and is considered a normal variation in female anatomy. However, in some instances, this may impact regular bowel, urinary, and menstrual health too. “We often find a Retroverted uterus a common denominator of urinary tract infection, painful periods, and abnormal pain during pregnancy or sexual intercourse. Some women even find difficulties using tampons, which is usually the case with a Retroverted uterus,” says Dr. Neelima Mantri, a leading gynaecologist and best laparoscopic surgeon in Mumbai.

Is Retroverted Uterus Normal or a Health Issue?

A Retroverted uterus is a normal anatomical variation and is not considered a health issue. But it may cause complications and reproductive issues mentioned above in a few cases. The symptoms may vary from person to person, as does their severity. However, this answer needs a more thorough approach involving its impact on various aspects of reproductive health. So, we have answered the most frequently asked questions here, along with the causes of the Retroverted uterus. Read

0 26 July 2023
All You Need to Know About Cervicitis

Cervicitis is the inflammation of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. While inflammation is commonly considered a simple condition, Cervicitis can be complicated and may increase the risk of pregnancy complications, infertility, and pelvic inflammatory disease. It also significantly increases the chance of sexually transmitted infections. So, what is Cervicitis, and how is it identified and treated to lower its impact on women’s reproductive health? We asked the top gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri, and read on to find the answers.

What is Cervicitis? What are its symptoms?

The cervix is a narrow, tunnel-like structural pathway that connects the vagina with the uterus. When a woman has her period, the discharge comes from the uterus through the cervix and the vagina. So, when this pathway becomes inflamed due to one reason or another, a woman may develop Cervicitis. Cervicitis manifests in women as abnormal vaginal bleeding, back pain, prolonged vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, pain during sexual intercourse, and a pressure sensation on the pelvis. In severe cases of Cervicitis, women may experience pus-like vaginal discharge too.

What Causes Cervicitis?

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0 25 July 2023
Submucosal Fibroids – A Dangerous Type of Uterine Fibroids

Submucosal fibroids are the type of uterine fibroids that can potentially cause prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and pressure, and urinary and bowel problems like constipation and bowel obstruction. “But the most surprising complication of these fibroids is that they cause infertility problems and even decrease the success rate of fertility treatments like IVF. They have a higher potential to cause problems than another type of uterine fibroids”, says a gynaecologist specialist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri. What are submucosal fibroids, what causes them, and how are they treated to prevent possible complications? With inputs from a female gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri, we answer all your questions today.

What are Submucosal Fibroids?

Submucosal fibroids are a subset of the broader category of uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous growth that develops in the muscular walls of the uterus. They vary in location, size, and number and are usually classified based on their site. Submucosal fibroids are the type of fibroids that grow beneath the uterus lining, which, when they grow, protrude into the uterine cavity, thus directly affecting menstrual bleed

0 23 June 2023
What Causes Cephalopelvic Disproportion?

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) refers to a situation where a mother’s pelvic structure is mismatched with the dimensions and form of her baby’s head, rendering natural delivery difficult or impossible. Cephalopelvic disproportion can result from diverse causes, such as the infant being comparatively larger, fetal positioning abnormalities, unconventional pelvic structures, or maternal conditions that entail possessing a narrow pelvis. To ensure a safe and successful delivery, healthcare professionals need to understand the underlying reasons behind CPD and be able to identify potential risks while devising appropriate management strategies.

  • Cephalopelvic disproportion, a condition where the fetal head is too large for the birth canal, often stems from fetal macrosomia – an anomaly where the baby has an excessively large body size. The outcome could be linked to maternal elements, including gestational diabetes or increased weight during pregnancy. Fetal macrosomia increases the chances of cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) due to the possibility of the infant’s head being too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis.
  • Certain fetal positions, like breech or transverse, may cause a size difference between the baby’s head and the mother’s pelvis. Sometimes, when the infant’s head and the mother’s pelvic region do not align correctly, it can m

0 22 June 2023
Uterine Rupture Causes Symptoms and Treatment

An uncommon but possibly fatal condition that can happen during pregnancy or delivery is uterine rupture. It describes the ripping or splitting of the uterine wall, which might cause serious bleeding and put both the mother and the unborn child in jeopardy. During pregnancy, the uterus, a muscular organ, takes care of and defends the developing foetus. The uterine wall is durable and sturdy under normal conditions. Healthcare providers and expectant moms must understand the risk factors, symptoms, and proper management of uterine rupture to provide prompt and efficient care during childbirth.

Causes

  • Previous uterine surgery: Compared to women with an intact uterus, women withprevious uterine operations, such as caesarean sections (C-sections) or myomectomy (removal of fibroids), are at a greater risk of uterine rupture.
  • Uterine overdistention: The risk of rupture rises when the uterus is overextended or overly strained. Multiple pregnancies, polyhydramnios (high amniotic fluid), and macrosomia (a huge fetus) are situations where this might happen.
  • Augmentation of labour: Utilising some drugs, like oxytocin, to hasten or intensify labour contractions might raise the risk of uterine rupture, particularly if contractions are too frequent, strong,