What Causes Yeast Infection in Women

0 30 July 2021
What Causes Yeast Infection in Women

Yeast infection is one of the most common vaginal infections suffered by women. Around 3 out of 4 women suffer this infection at some point in their lifetime. But what is a yeast infection, what causes it and how this vaginal yeast infection is treated? Read on to know: What is a vaginal yeast infection? The vagina consists of a balanced environment of healthy bacteria and yeast cells. And when this balance is disrupted, the yeast cells multiple causing itching, burning, redness, itching or irritation in the vagina. In few cases, this may also lead to white discharge. This yeast infection in the vagina comes under vaginitis. There are many types of vaginitis each with symptoms of some kind, but yeast infection is the most common among them. What are the symptoms of yeast infection? An itchy sensation in the vulva, white discharge and burning feeling during urination are some of the common symptoms reported by patients to the gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri. In addition, the other common symptoms include redness, swelling, tiny cuts or cracks, rash and pain during sex. What causes yeast infection in women? As said, the yeast cells present in the vagina multiply when the balance is disrupte

0 18 May 2021
Ectopic Pregnancy in Mumbai | Dr Neelima Mantri

In normal pregnancy, the fertilization of egg and sperm occurs in the fallopian tube which then travels to the womb where the baby starts growing. But in the case of ectopic pregnancy, the situation is a bit complicated. The fertilized egg doesn’t grow in the womb rather settles and grows in the cervix, ovary, or tube and sometimes in the abdomen. Though this case happens rarely, it is a severe problem that can be fatal for the mother. This is why precautions should be taken. Let us first learn about the symptoms of this critical pregnancy. Below are mentioned some symptoms of ectopic pregnancy.

  • >  The very first symptom is vaginal bleeding and bleeding inside the tummy.
  • >  The patient may suffer from severe pain in the stomach.
  • >  Symptoms like nausea and puking are very common in this case.
  • >  The patients may suffer from extreme pain in the shoulder tips that can be a result of blood in the abdomen.
  • >  The patient may feel uncomfortable and irritated while peeing and pooping.
  • >  Due to excessive bleeding, there is a chance of fainting and collapsing.

The normal pregnancy symptoms are also shown in this critical pregnancy. However, if the abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, shoulder pain, and fainting become se

0 19 April 2021
Myomectomy – Abdominal Fibroids Treatment in Mumbai

Myomectomy is a surgical treatment that is performed to remove the fibroids while successfully preserving the uterus and other reproductive organs. It is one of the best fibroid treatment options in Mumbai for women who want to get rid of the fibroids without dampening their chances of bearing children. Laparoscopic myomectomy, hysteroscopic myomectomy, and abdominal myomectomy – many types of Myomectomy procedures are performed by gynaecologists in Mumbai based on the size, number and location of the fibroids. In this blog here we are going to help you know about abdominal myomectomy treatment in Mumbai – its procedure, post-operative condition, results, risks, and strategies for successful recovery. Read on: Abdominal Myomectomy Treatment in Mumbai: Also known as open myomectomy, an abdominal myomectomy is a major open surgery procedure that utilizes regular incision to remove the fibroids. A small cut is made near the pubes or bikini line to enter the abdomen through which the uterus is injected with medication to reduce the bloodless, by narrowing the blood vessels. A fibroid is then cut and shelled out following which the surgeon sews up the defects using dissolvable stitches. A typical abdominal myomectomy procedure l

0 8 April 2021
Tuboplasty Surgery and Procedure in Mumbai

A tuboplasty refers to a set of surgical interventions carried out when there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes of a patient. It is also carried out if the patient has had their fallopian tubes surgically ligated as a method of birth control and wants to reverse it. Its aim basically, is to reduce all the barriers and increase the chances of getting pregnant. In this article, we will look at what exactly is tuboplasty and what is the exact procedure that it follows and how it leads to an increased chances of pregnancy in women. The fallopian tubes in the female reproductive system connect the uterus to the ovary. They are responsible for transferring the eggs from the ovary to the uterus and are also a site for fertilization. Certain conditions however, can create blockages. One of the causes of a blockage for instance, is an infection leading to creation of a scar tissue which blocks the fallopian tube. If there is a blockage then the egg is unable to reach the uterus thereby leading to infertility in women.

  1. Who Should Undergo Tuboplasty?

Women with infertility issues and who are experiencing difficulty in getting pregnant should undergo tuboplasty. Women with a blockage in their fallopian tubes should also undergo tuboplasty. Tuboplasty also increases the

0 4 February 2021
World Cancer Day Feb 04 2021 | Most Common Cancers in Women

This world cancer day, let us take a look at the most common types of cancers that affect women. Cancer during pregnancy, cervical cancer, the effects of cervical cancer in pregnancy is some of the areas of focus in this article.  In most cases, these cancers are highly treatable and if diagnosed early, have the potential for a complete recovery. Knowing what these cancers are could potentially help in their prevention. The following are the most common types of cancers in women:

  • > Breast cancer: Cancer of one or both the breasts
  • > Endometrial cancer: Cancer of the uterine lining.
  • > Cervical cancer: Cancer of the cervix.
  • > Ovarian cancer: Cancer of one or both the ovaries
  • > Lung cancer: Cancer that affects the lungs
  • > Skin cancer: Also known as melanoma, caused due to excessive exposure to the sun or a variety of other factors.
  • > Colorectal cancer: A cancer of the colon and the rectum. Its counterpart in men is prostate cancer.

Breast Cancer It is the most common type of cancer in women which is why we are devoting a whole section to it. The risk of this ca

0 26 March 2020
4 Reasons Why Women Should Never Skip the Postpartum Care

The memorable journey of pregnancy drastically transforms the body of women. It is quite remarkable how a woman’s body adapts to the demands of the pregnancy along the way. And the transformation mostly rewinds and restores during the first six weeks after the baby is born. This is the first six weeks post the delivery is called a postpartum period which is most crucial for the healing of the mother. As the baby is born, it is quite natural that the baby’s health becomes a centre of focus. And everyone tends to forget that this period is crucial for women too. Add this shift of focus to the sleep deprivation, doctors’ appointments, late-night baby feeding, pees, poops, and the fear that accompany at every hiccup, suddenly women feel like there is less time to take care of their health. A woman is at her vulnerable-self post-pregnancy and here are the five reasons why postpartum care is an un-skippable step for women to post their pregnancy: Physical health:  A woman’s body undergoes a significant transformation at a rapid pace during pregnancy. Most of the changes that happen may take time to restore or sometimes persist and cause further problems. The gynaecologist performs a complete examination of these problems to help women return to the best of the physical health in a short

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,