Being a mother is perhaps the most significant event in a woman’s life and a milestone for any family. The department provides a modern, safe and friendly environment for ‘mothers to be’ with full multispecialty backup. The department is staffed by full-time Doctors and post graduate registrars round-the-clock. Provision of labour analgesia is available. Routine and high-risk pregnancies are managed with results similar to developed countries.
Bedi Hospital, with its team of experts, offers a compassionate and convenient destination for the assessment and treatment of various female problems either conventionally or laparoscopically.
Heavy, prolonged and painful periods can be due to some abnormality in the uterus. An abdominal hysterectomy is the procedure of removing the uterus through a cut in the lower abdomen, which offers a reliable solution to the problem.
The operation may include removal of the cervix; this is called a total abdominal hysterectomy or TAH. Sometimes the cervix is not removed; this is called a sub-total abdominal hysterectomy.
Pap smear is a diagnostic test of a sample of cells collected from the surface of a woman’s cervix (the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus) to check for inflammation, infection or abnormalities that may develop into cancer. A Colposcopy is a procedure in which a special magnifying device with a light called a colposcope is used to visually examine the vagina and cervix.
This procedure is normally carried out after a smear result is found to be abnormal as it gives more information about abnormal cells that could lead to cancer.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease involving endometrial tissue. Normally, endometrial tissue is found only inside the uterus, the reproductive organ where a foetus develops. In endometriosis, endometrial-like tissue is found outside the uterus. It may be found on organs in the abdomen, pelvis, or another location.
Outside the uterus, the tissue continues to respond to hormones. It swells, breaks down, and bleeds, but it is unable to pass from the body during menstruation. Thus surrounding tissue becomes inflamed, often with scarring.
Fibroids are growths that form in the uterus (womb). They are benign (not cancerous) and are made up of muscle fiber. Fibroids can be as small as a pea and can grow as large as a melon.
Fibroids are most common in women in their 30s and 40s, and tend to shrink after the menopause. The experts at Cloudnine hospitals have removed fibroids as big as 8 Kgs without blood transfusion!
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. It can be temporary or chronic. Incontinence is a symptom, not a condition in itself and may have several different causes.
The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time. If urinary incontinence affects your day-to-day activities, don’t hesitate to see your doctor.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply. The infection can occur in any part of the urinary system, but usually starts in the urethra (a tube that carries the urine out of the body).
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs. These include the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. PID can cause scar tissue to form in the pelvis and fallopian tubes. This damage may result in infertility, a future tubal pregnancy, or chronic pelvic pain.
Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. The uterus then slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina.
Uterine prolapse can happen to women of any age, but it often affects postmenopausal women who’ve had one or more vaginal deliveries. Damage to supportive tissues during pregnancy and childbirth, effects of gravity, loss of estrogen, and repeated straining over the years all can weaken your pelvic floor and lead to uterine prolapse.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a disorder marked by physical and emotional symptoms. It affects women one or two weeks before the beginning of their menstrual period. The cause of PMS is unknown.
It may be that a complex combination of environmental, metabolic, and behavioural factors causes vulnerability to the hormonal changes associated with menstruation. A brain chemical, serotonin, may play a role in severe forms of PMS.
Women need contraception for most of their reproductive life and their needs differ at different stages – teenage, early (20 to 35 years old), late reproductive (36 to 45 years old) and premenopausal.
All methods of contraception including surgical, pills, patches, injections, implants, vaginal diaphragm and various coils (namely copper IUCD and Mirena) are provided, tailored to your individual needs.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the virus which causes genital warts and cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine, which now has its Indian license, gives excellent protection for teenagers and women who have never been infected with the virus before.
All girls aged 12 to 13 are offered HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. Research has shown that the HPV vaccine provides effective protection for at least eight years after completion of the three-dose course.
These services are dedicated to helping women, and their partners, care for and enjoy their sexual health. Seeing a specialist assures expert treatment and confidential advice.
We listen with respect, thus giving you the confidence to discuss even the most embarrassing concerns with ease, care and confidentiality.