Preventing cancer of uterus

Different parts of the uterus can get affected by cancer. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. Cancer that originates from endometrium is called as endometrial cancer. It usually affects the middle-aged women.  It is more common in women having obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Uterine cancer may need following methods for treatment: Surgical removal of the uterus…

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

The pelvic floor is a made up of a group of muscles in the pelvic area. These muscles support the organs in the pelvis like a sling. The organs in this area include the bladder, uterus (women), prostate (men), and rectum (the area at the end of the large intestine where your body stores solid…

Urinary tract infections: How to prevent?

Did you know that women are more prone to urinary tract infections? Women have short urethras, as compared to men. So women are more prone to develop urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infection is defined as an infection of the lining of the urinary bladder and urethra. A urinary tract infection occurs when infectious organisms…

Lata rushed into my consulting room with tears rolling down her cheeks. She was angry and visibly upset. Lata’s both kids were delivered by me. She was an experienced mother. She was very diligent about the baby’s health and never missed on the vaccination schedule. She used to take her kids to the same pediatrician…

8 Things That Women Worry About During Pregnancy 1 Miscarriage: A loss of a wanted pregnancy does cause emotional turmoil. Many women start blaming themselves for the miscarriage. But medical science says something different! Miscarriages are mostly related to abnormal babies! It is the nature’s way to filter out abnormal babies! Only if a woman…

When the pregnancy is unplanned a woman always goes through a major dilemma. Obviously she has two options…to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to consider an abortion. Myths around abortion can mislead them to take ill informed decisions. So here I discuss the myths and scientific truths around the abortion. 1.    Asking for…

In the last week, the talk of the town in the consulting room was the eclipse and its effects on pregnancy. The last time that Snehal (name changed) delivered her baby, she had not seen all her family members right away; but this time, Snehal (name changed) came for her consultation with her full family…

By Dr Nikhil D Datar. MD DNB FCPS FICOG DGO LLB Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist, Mumbai www.mygynaec.com “Patient no 13/2017” calls out a nurse. A patient reduced to a number, as if she were in jail. Sounds demeaning, doesn’t it? May I say that this practice is legal and in fact, desired in…