Admin   05-May-2023

Busting 3 myths about PCOS

0. Myth 1: PCOS is diagnosed by ultrasound Fact: For the diagnosis of PCOS, the woman should have 2 out of 3 feature such as irregular cycles/ anovulation, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism and PCOS appearance of ovaries on ultrasound Myth 2: PCOS is a type of ovarian cyst Fact: Some women think that it is a type of ovarian cyst. No its not. It is the appearance of multiple follicles on the ovaries which gives a false impression of having ovarian cysts. It is these multiple follicles which gives the name “polycystic” to this condition Myth 3: Affects only obese women Fact: Although obesity and PCOS are closely related, it can affect anyone. There is even an entity called lean pcos which occurs in lean women.

 Admin   24-Jan-2023

Egg freezing process in simple terms

1. Ovarian stimulation - You will be given injections to produce multiple eggs rather than a single egg that usually develops naturally every month. You will be monitored via blood tests and ultrasound scans to check your follicles which contain your egg. After about 10-14 days, when the eggs are ready for retrieval, a final injection will be given to help the eggs mature

2. Egg retrieval - It is done under sedation/ short general aneasthesia. Under the guidance of transvaginal ultrasound, a needle is passed through the vagina and into the follicles. With the help of a suction device, multiple eggs are retrieved

3. Freezing - Once these unfertilised eggs are retrieved, they are cooled to sub zero temperature. This process is known as vitrification Once you decide to use the frozen eggs, they have to be thawed, fertilised with a sperm via IVF/ICSI procedure and then implanted into the uterus Women considering egg freezing should be aware of the limited published data about fut

 Admin   23-Jan-2023

HPV Vaccine

1. HPV is estimated to cause thousands of cancers in men and women all over the world HPV vaccine can help you in prevention of theses cancers These are vaccine against certain types of human papilloma viruses. There are vaccines against 2, 4 or 9 types of HPVs including 16 and 18 which is known to be a high risk for cervical cancer HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer, anal cancer, vaginal cancer, vulval and even oropharyngeal cancers In males, reduces risk of genital wart, penile and anal cancers 2-3 doses depending on age and immune status Ideally between 11-12yr but can be given as early as 9yrs and as late as 45yrs Second dose 6 months after first dose After 15yrs, 3 doses over 6 months Recommendation is upto 26yrs but can be taken upto 45yrs Provides protection for 5-10yrs Cervical cancer screening is still recommended following vaccination If you get all doses of vaccine before you have sex, it can lower your chances of getting genital w