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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Episiotomy

An episiotomy involves making a surgical incision to assist in vaginal delivery by enlarging the birth canal. Most are done in 2 ways: Medio-lateral episiotomies are either a right or left side vaginal cut. This will engage more muscles, have … Continue reading

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Benefits vs Risks of Episiotomy

What are the risks and benefits associated with episiotomy? The following risks are frequent; If the area is not approximated with good surgical technique, the wound edges may not heal easily. Tight suture healing leads to formation of granulation tissue, … Continue reading

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Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness occurs mostly due to a hormonal imbalance in the female reproductive system as well as in the tissues and membranes of the vagina.  This symptom is mostly associated with menopause.  Additional causes of vaginal dryness are childbirth,  breastfeeding, … Continue reading

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Perimenopause

When does the Perimenopause interval start? Perimenopause is a natural part of aging, the interval in which you are in a transition leading up to menopause.  It signals the ending of your reproductive years.  In most women, perimenopause can occur … Continue reading

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Menstrual Irregularities Part-4

Viewing each menstrual irregularity individually and in detail: Amenorrhea Yes, even absence of menstruation is a problem. Amenorrhea is of 2 types, primary and secondary. Primary is when the menstruation never occurs in the first place, and secondary is when … Continue reading

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Menstrual Irregularities Part-3

So, what about ovulation? Doesn’t menstruation mean I am ovulating and that I can get pregnant? Possibly. Ovulation may begin with menarche or it may not. When there is no ovulation, you are going through anovulatory cycles. Pregnancy it has … Continue reading

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Menstrual Irregularities Part-2

Now we will move to the understanding of a normal menstrual cycle. The ovarian cycle and the uterine cycle The ovarian cycle and the uterine cycle are two different things happening together and dependent on one another. The ovarian cycle … Continue reading

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Menstrual irregularity

Now, after much talk about perimenopause and menopause, we will take a u-turn and answer some very basic questions about your body. The first question that brings you to us, or any physician, regarding your reproductive system is (usually) a … Continue reading

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