Sterilization for Men and Women – Know About This Permanent Birth Control

0 20 August 2021
Sterilization for Men and Women – Know About This Permanent Birth Control

When a couple does not want to have children anymore there are many methods of contraception available – temporary and permanent. Sterilisation is a method of permanent birth control or contraception that is a safe, effective and complication-free family planning procedure. At our gynaecology clinic in Mumbai we get many queries about this procedure and with the support of our gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri we aim to answer common queries in this blog today. Read on: Why choose sterilisation for birth control? Sterilisation is the most effective and safest form of contraception that is available today. Since it is only for people who have once and for all decided to not have children in the future, there is no other method as effective or as safe. As there are two types of sterilisation available it is convenient too. What are the different types of sterilizations available? Sterilisation can be performed on either men or women so there are two types of sterilizations available – male sterilization and female sterilization. How are male sterilization and female sterilization procedures performed? Male sterilization: Sperms that are made in tes

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 9 June 2021
Ovarian Cyst Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai

Ovarian cyst laparoscopic surgery is used to remove cysts from either of the ovaries from a woman’s body. It is also called ovarian cystectomy. A cyst is an abnormal growth in the ovary which is filled with liquid. The normal cysts do not cause any pain, but if they do, they need to be removed from the uterus with the help of laparoscopy. The cysts usually disappear from the uterus, and there is no need for an ovarian cyst laparoscopic surgery. The patient needs to remain watchful. She does not need to go for immediate treatment. If the cyst does not disappear even after four months, the woman needs to undergo an ovarian cyst laparoscopic surgery. If the cyst does not disappear, the patient undergoes surgery. However, the treatment depends on several factors. These are:

  • > The size of the cyst.
  • > The cyst is causing pain in the uterus.
  • > There is a possibility that the cyst will cause cancer in the uterus.

Procedures for the cyst removal from the ovary:

There are two procedures for the removal of a cyst from the ovary.

1.      Laparoscopy:

In a laparoscopic procedure, many small incisions are made on the abdomen of a woman’s body. Special surgical equipment, with a small camera, is inserted through this incision. A gas, usually carbon

0 9 June 2021
Hysterectomy Surgery Procedure

Hysterectomy is the surgery of removing a woman’s uterus. It may also include the removal of other organs which surround the uterus. Various factors may lead to hysterectomy surgery. It includes:

  • > Cancer in the uterus or other surrounding organs.
  • > The abnormal bleeding in the vagina.
  • > Fibroids, the tumors which develop inside the uterus.
  • > Infection in the uterus and its surrounding organs.

Types of hysterectomy:

Depending on the removal of the partial or total uterus, there are three different types of hysterectomy:

1.      Partial hysterectomy:

In partial hysterectomy, the surgeon only removes the uterus, but the cervix remains intact. However, keeping the cervix retained increases the chance of cervical cancer. It is why this hysterectomy is not generally performed.

2.      Total hysterectomy:

In a total hysterectomy, the surgeon removes the whole uterus, including the cervix, from the woman’s body. Since the cervix is removed too in total hysterectomy, there is no chance of cervical cancer. It is why it’s preferre

0 12 February 2021
Prostate Cancer in Women by Dr Neelima Mantri

There are numerous types of cancers and complications arising from them which affect women. For instance, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and the effects of cervical cancer in pregnancy. This article seeks to create awareness about these issues so that people know the potential risks and for timely diagnosis and possible prevention of these cancers. All of us have heard about prostate cancer in men, it is one of the most common types of cancers that affect men. The term female prostate cancer is rare. Is there such a thing as a female prostate gland or prostate cancer in women? Let us find out. Prostate Gland in Women- Myth or Reality? Medically speaking, women do not have a prostate gland. There are, however, glands with corresponding ducts on the front of the vagina known as Skene’s glands which are popularly known as female prostate because their functions are similar to the prostate gland in men. These similarities raise the question: ‘can women develop prostate cancer’? Prostate Cancer in Women The answer to the question raised in the previous section is yes. This type of cancer is quite rare which makes it difficult for researchers to conduct studies on it for the purpose of observing it and findi

0 10 February 2021
Best Positions to Help You Sleep Better During Pregnancy | Dr Neelima Mantri

It is quite common for pregnant women to wrestle with their bed as the pregnancy progresses. While it is possible to find a comfortable position, there always lingers this doubt whether it is safe for the baby, which is quite natural.  And as the pregnancy progresses the number of comfortable positions is drastically reduced as the body undergoes a slew of physical changes. Add the physical discomforts caused by the back pain, insomnia, back pain, and other conditions pregnant women usually go through, it becomes a herculean task to find the right sleeping position. If you are pregnant women going through a similar problem, then this blog is for you. Here we suggest the best sleeping positions that can help you sleep better during your pregnancy. So read on: Avoid the Back: First things first let us discuss the one sleep position you must avoid, especially in the second half of the pregnancy which is sleeping on the back. We understand it comes naturally and every woman is used to this one here yet it is not so ideal for the pregnant women. When you sleep on your back i.e. belly-up, the weight of the uterus can shift downwards and can compress the blood vessel which disrupts the flow of blood to the baby leaving you short of breath and dizzy. This position can also interfere with digestion, cause backaches and cause circulation problems, especially if you are

0 6 February 2021
Recovery Tips for New Mothers after Delivery | Dr Neelima Mantri

Pregnancy is one of the most challenging, arduous and yet a rewarding journey a woman goes through in her life. Over 9 months, a woman goes an extra mile to keep the baby healthy and safe and naturally she undergoes significant changes, both physically and emotionally. But as a new mother, she has to remember that the post-partum period is even more crucial both for the health of the mother and the baby. However this advice is often overlooked by the new mothers and at our gynaecology clinic in Mumbai, we often treat patients who did not take this period seriously and consult only when complication arise. If you are a new mother, one simple advice we can give you is extra cautious about this period, get all your postpartum check-ups performed without a miss, and follow the below recovery tips: It’s going to be tough, so, rest – On average, a baby wakes up every 3 hours. You may have to feed, change clothes and comfort him to sleep and this can be exhausting for you alone leaving you short of sleep every day for months at a stretch. So you can make simple changes that can help you take as much rest possible with these tips:

  1. Take help from your partner or kin to have to help hand with these essential tasks to give you the much-needed breaks.
  2. Have your bed as near as possible to the baby to make

0 10 April 2020
What Is Perimenopause? What Are Its Symptoms?

Menopause is the natural end of the menstrual cycle for women. An end that is the final release from years of the menstrual problems like PMS, hormonal surges, headaches, mood swings cramps and pregnancy risks. However, this is no sudden and abrupt end, entire process is set in motion years before the end and women finally are relieved from the monthly chores. Menopause: As women age, the production of hormones, estrogen, and progesterone which are responsible for menstruation slowly decreases accounting for skipped or late periods over time. As this process of the irregular period continues for a few years (3-5), the hormones completely fall off the cliff stopping the periods altogether marking the end to your reproductive period: Menopause. Perimenopause: The gradual reduction of hormonal production slowly manifests in the form of biological and physical changes as the body slowly gears towards menopause. This time period where the symptoms and changes in women’s body begin to occur is called Perimenopause. Symptoms of Perimenopause: As Perimenopause is the stage where symptoms begin to appear, this is the stage where women generally become anxious and bothered as they experience changes in their body which they haven’t been accus

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