Dr Sangeeta Agrawal presents a few of the cases of PCOS that she has managed.

Case 1:- An 18 year old girl came to our clinic with her mother. She had got her menarche at 14 years and since then she was getting periods only once in 3 to 4 months each one lasting for 10 to 14 days. In the last two years she had put on 15 kilos of weight and had also …

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Can I have my cup of coffee whilst I am pregnant?

This is a commonly asked question in pregnancy. The answer is not too easy. Coffee contains caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and is found in commonly consumed beverages such as coffee, tea and chocolate. It is also found in some over-the-counter medications that relieve headache. There are studies that have been conducted in animals that show caffeine can have harmful …

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Management of Pregnancy in obese women

Obesity is increasingly common and has an impact on wide range of issues in pregnancy. In 1 st trimester Nutritional counselling and tailor-made diet plan is important as they need quality nutrition and at the same time should not put on too much weight. They need to be screened for Glucose Intolerance / Diabetes. The baseline BP should be recorded …

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Vaccination In Pregnancy

Vaccination will enable the mother to develop immunity. The antibodies can pass from the mother to the baby and thereby give protection to the baby. There is no risk to the fetus from inactivated viral and bacterial vaccines. But live vaccines are contraindicated in pregnancy. Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy and should be given. Influenza vaccine All pregnant women …

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Management of Pregnancy in Obese Women

Obesity is increasingly common and has an impact on wide range of issues in pregnancy. Nutritional counselling and tailor-made diet plan is important as they need quality nutrition and at the same time should not put on too much weight. Obese women have a higher risk of preeclampsia and diabetes. They need to be screened for Glucose Intolerance / Diabetes …

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Pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is a group of procedures that are performed on morbidly obese patient to help them lose weight. It is done on women who have BMI = 40 or BMI = 35 associated with other disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and ischemic heart disease. Morbidly obese women who have difficulty in getting pregnant, may sometimes need bariatric surgery to …

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5 Types Of Pelvic Pain

1. Pain during sex There are a variety of things that can cause pain during sex such as infections, vaginal dryness, muscle spasm. The Solution: Vaginal lubricants and pelvis floor exercises can go a long way in alleviation of symptoms. 2. Pain while passing urine. Commonest cause is urinary tract infection, but renal stones, Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, …

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Half A Dozen Common Factors That Affect Fertility

1. AGE Age is the most consistent factor that affects the fertility of women. The women have all their eggs at birth and after birth the eggs only dwindle over time. Fertility declines after 30 and the decline is significant after 40. After 40, pregnancy is difficult, higher chance of medical problems, and higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities. 2. SMOKING …

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Half A Dozen Myths About Periods

Periods are a normal physiological function of the female body but there are many myths and taboos surrounding it, especially in India. These affect the social cultural lives of the women and also the health -physical and mental. Scientifically we know that the woman makes one egg per month and the uterus make a lining. This lining will facilitate the …

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Half A Dozen Myths About Pregnancy

Most of us have certain notions and beliefs that may or may not be right. Pregnancy is one such issue where myths are common, and vary from region to region and culture to culture. These are the common ‘old wives’ tales’ that are the subject of discussions in kitty parties. Let me discuss some of them here. 1. One should …

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