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 20 July 2017
How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy?

Striae gravidarum or stretch marks are a form of scars that appear on your body and with a slight off-colour hue. With time these marks tend to disappear partially but they don’t completely go away. During pregnancy, these stretch marks can start appearing on the mother’s skin. Sometimes it may bring down the confidence of the woman post pregnancy. These stretch marks appear on the belly of the woman and mostly when it’s the last trimester. It is not impossible to reduce or prevent these from appearing! There are proficient and renowned doctors like Dr Neelima Mantri who know how to prevent and reduce stretch marks completely. However, there are a few steps you can take that can help you to prevent striae gravidarum from appearing on your skin. Tips you can follow

  1. Gelatin in diet- Diet these days greatly lack gelatin. Gelatin helps in the formation of collagen in your body. Collagen is a substance that helps in increasing the elasticity of the skin and it is a synonym for gelatin. So including bone broth, soups, casseroles, etc. with high gelatin can help prevent stretch marks.
  1. Application of Coconut Oil- Applying coconut oil is another great measure for preventing stretch marks from appearing. Applying it on the stomach

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