Uterine Artery Embolization: Procedure and Recovery

0 12 May 2023
Uterine Artery Embolization: Procedure and Recovery

Uterine Artery Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure employed to address uterine fibroids. These fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. The process entails obstructing the blood flow to the fibroids which results in their reduction in size leading to eventual demise. This is recommended for women with symptomatic fibroids, which results in heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure on the bladder and this process also serves as an option for women who do not want to go for traditional surgery such as myomectomy. Nowadays, one can get this done easily, especially in tier 1 cities like Mumbai where a person can easily consult any of the best gynecologists in Mumbai or any other well-known place.

The Procedure:

Embolization of the uterine artery usually requires a duration ranging from 30 minutes to one hour to be accomplished. At first, the doctor will use X-ray guidance to access the uterine artery and block the blood supply to the fibroids. The patient will be administered a gentle sedative to aid in their relaxation before the treatment. A minor cut is created in the groin region, through which a slender tube is placed into the femoral artery. Subsequently, the catheter is steered along the artery pathway until it reaches the uteri

0 21 April 2023
IVF vs Surrogacy. How can an Infertility Specialist Help?

Millions of couples worldwide face the common issue of infertility. To overcome this, there are two widely used methods, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy, that help couples conceive. These procedures are highly beneficial for those struggling with natural conception. However, there are notable differences between the two methods.

IVF

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure where eggs and sperm are fertilized outside of the body, in a laboratory setting. After fertilization occurs, the resulting embryos are then implanted into the uterus of the woman. IVF is commonly used to aid couples who are experiencing difficulties conceiving due to a variety of factors, including male infertility, endometriosis, or unexplained infertility. While IVF can be a complex and costly procedure, it boasts a high success rate. Additionally, it can be used in situations where one or both partners have genetic disorders that they do not want to pass on to their offspring. IVF done by an infertility specialist in Mumbai can also be an excellent option for couples who wish to have a child that is genetically related to them.

Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a process where a woman carries a baby for another individual or couple. The surrogate mother may utilize h

0 28 March 2023
What is Ovarian Stroma?

The ovarian stroma is a crucial part of the ovary responsible for hormone production and egg development. It is made up of connective tissue, blood vessels, and hormone-producing cells. The ovarian stroma is the tissue that surrounds the ovarian follicles, which are the structures that contain the eggs. It is responsible for producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are essential for the menstrual cycle and fertility. In this article, we will discuss what ovarian stroma is, its functions, and the causes of ovarian stroma-related issues. We will also talk about how the best gynecologist in Mumbai can help in treating ovarian stroma-related problems.

Functions of Ovarian Stroma

The ovarian stroma plays several essential functions in the reproductive system. Some of those features include:

  1. Hormone production: The ovarian stroma produces the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are crucial for the menstrual cycle and fertility.
  2. Follicle development: The ovarian stroma supports the development of the follicles, which contain the eggs.
  3. Blood supply: The ovarian stroma contains blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the developing follicles.

Causes of Ovarian Stroma-Related Issues

Ovarian stroma-related issues can occur due to several factors. Some

0 22 February 2023
How to Treat Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy?

A woman is at her most sensitive self during pregnancy and hence she suffers a higher risk of common conditions like seasonal allergies. Persistent sneezing, coughing, itching and runny nose are commonly suffered by women due to seasonal allergies. It is common for a woman to worry about these allergy symptoms during pregnancy. So prior information about potential seasonal allergies and treatments can really help women stay well-prepared for the challenging journey she is about to take. So are allergies common during pregnancy? What causes them? How these allergies are treated? We identified the most common questions about allergies and asked the lady gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri for answers, read to know them:

What are allergies?

Our body’s natural immune system fights off the virus, bacteria and another disease-causing organisms. But sometimes our body’s immune system may even get triggered when it encounters things that don’t cause harm to the body. When we say a person is allergic to a certain thing, it means that the person’s immune system identifies ‘the thing’ as a potential threat and triggers an immune response which is responsible for the way the body reacts. The ‘things’ that cause allergy are called allergens

What causes seasonal allergies?

The allerge

0 6 February 2023
How to Treat Severe Stuffy Nose during Pregnancy?

Even the healthiest of women tend to suffer from stuffy noses that don’t seem to go away. If you are a woman reading this then know that stuffing noses and larges are common during pregnancy. But why do they happen and how to tackle them when they tend to harshly interfere with the sleep cycle and daily life? We asked the leading gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri about the stuffy nose during pregnancy. With her input, we answered all the common questions about this topic in today’s blog here. Read to know the answers:

Why stuffy nose is severe during pregnancy?

A stuffy nose occurs in almost 50% of the cases and it tends to spoil the sleep cycle in 100% of the cases. It usually starts between 2-7 months and becomes severe as the woman approaches the due date. “We often believe a stuffy nose to be a sign of sickness and pregnant women fret at the thought of its impact on the baby. But a stuffy nose is not a sign of sickness but a symptom of a common condition called Pregnancy Rhinitis.”, says a lady gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri.

Pregnancy Rhinitis – Cause of Stuffy Nose:

Pregnancy rhinitis is an inflammation of mucous membranes present in the nose linings. This inflammation also coinci

0 24 January 2023
Adnexal Torsion: Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment

Adnexal Torsion is a complex and uncommon reproductive problem where the ovaries or even fallopian tubes happen to get twisted. This unintended twisting of these reproductive organs cuts off the arterial blood supply to these organs and may even result in the death of the tissue and, permanent infertility. “Prompt treatment is necessary to stop the death of the tissue and stop the serious problems it can trigger. However, Adnexal Torsion symptoms are mostly non-specific like other reproductive problems”, says the best gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri. So how is Adnexal Torsion identified and treated to prevent further problems? With the inputs from a female gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri, we tried to answer these questions here. Read on to know:

What is Adnexal Torsion?

Twisting of the ovaries along with fallopian tubes is called Adnexal Torsion as mentioned above. Ovarian Torsion is when only ovaries get twisted and fallopian tubes are spared. Both conditions can block the blood flow to damage the tissues of these reproductive organs and hence they are considered surgical emergencies. Adnexal Torsion is mostly experienced in women of reproductive age. But it also can happe

0 26 December 2022
Fatigue During Pregnancy: Causes How to Fight Exhaustion

Pregnancy had to be the most exhaustive phase that every woman goes through in their life. Especially during the first 12 weeks and last 6, the changes brought by the body will trigger tiredness that was never felt before. It is natural to assume that something is wrong when they feel extremely tired. So naturally, tiredness and fatigue are the most common complaints we receive at our clinic in Mumbai. And we have created this blog to address the common concerns and douse the fear of fire in pregnant women. Read on to know complete information about fatigue during pregnancy – its causes and way to mitigate and fight it.

What causes fatigue and exhaustion during pregnancy?

While fatigue is common during the entirety of the pregnancy, it is more prominent during the first and third trimesters and mild during the second trimester. The cause of exhaustion and fatigue is as follows:

  1. Causes for fatigue during the first trimester of pregnancy: During the first trimester, the body increases the production of blood to ensure the transportation of more nutrients to the baby. Blood sugars and blood pressure lower, and progesterone levels increase too. These hormonal, physiological, physical and emotional changes do dissipate energy resulting in tiredness and fatigue.
  2. Causes for fatigue during the first

0 13 December 2022
How to Tackle Indigestion & Heartburn in Pregnancy?

First things first, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It is characterized by a burning feeling in the chest and throat which intensifies after eating when bending over or lying down. It is a discomfort that is common which most people can manage with the right medications. But in some cases, it can be a frequent condition that interferes with daily routine, even tougher in the case of pregnant women as it can impact her and the offspring in multiple ways if not treated. “Unfortunately, heartburn or indigestion is more frequent during pregnancy due to a variety of reasons”, says Dr Neelima Mantri, the top gynaecologist in Mumbai. So what causes heartburn during pregnancy and how to tackle it efficiently? Read on to know the answers:

What causes heartburn?

Heartburn occurs when the stomach acid flows back to the oesophagus – a tube that carries the food from the throat to the stomach. This can lead to a burning sensation in the chest accompanied by a mild sore sensation in the mouth. The flow back of acid is called acid reflux and the burning sensation that triggers it is called heartburn (again, it has nothing to do with the heart) It is quite normal when it happens occasional

0 28 November 2022
Dysmenorrhea Causes Symptoms & Treatment

That throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, legs and thighs during menstruation could be the most common pain that is experienced by almost all women in the world. As it is considered common pain, it is silently bore no matter how hard it tends to get. Pain during menstruation or even sex is common but it doesn’t have to be normal. Consistently intense pains are abnormal and Dysmenorrhea is a medical condition that is associated with this kind of abnormal cramps. “Women that we usually treat for Dysmenorrhea are unaware of the condition. They often assume it is a common pain and silently put up with it until it becomes unbearable to perform regular activities”, says a gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri. So what is Dysmenorrhea, and what are its causes and treatment options? Here is what a lady gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri had to say:

What is Dysmenorrhea?

In general painful periods are often termed Dysmenorrhea. This condition causes severe and frequent cramps in the pelvic area, and pain in the lower back, legs and stomach during menstruation of women. All these symptoms are commonly experienced by every woman during the period, so how is Dysmenorrhea different from common symptom

0 8 August 2022
Endometrial Ablation Procedure & Risks Recovery

Endometrial ablation is one of the most popular solutions recommended for treating abnormal bleeding. While it effectively reduces abnormal bleeding, it is not recommended for every woman. Know more about this procedure’s limitations, risks, benefits and recovery from the best lady gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri in this blog today:

What is Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial Ablation is the procedure of scraping a thin layer of the uterus to reduce the abnormal menstrual flow of a woman. Every month during the date of menstruation, the inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) thickens to prepare the uterus for conception. When the egg doesn’t receive the sperm, the hardened wall sheds and bleeds every month (period bleeding). In a few cases, the bleeding can be abnormal with sharp pain stretching for an extended period. Endometrial Ablation is the most common procedure that is performed to reduce the intensity of the blood flow and pain.

When is the Endometrial Ablation recommended by a gynaecologist?

Heavy and abnormal bleeding is when the gynaecologist actively considers Endometrial Ablation. Periods are considered heavy and abnormal if they last for