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Regular problems facing by women with their menstruation

Menstruation is a regular monthly shedding of a female uterus lining. Mostly during menstruation, Females will face many kinds of issues due to the hormonal changes in the body. The symptoms or the problems will be different for every individual according to the body type of a female.

Usually the day 1 starts with heavy abdominal pain and bleed and lasts for 3-5 days,  while day 14 is the approximate day you ovulate and if an egg is not fertilized, hormone levels eventually drop and at about day 25; the egg begins to dissolve and the cycle begins again with the period at about day 30.

In the first half of the cycle, levels of estrogen (the “female hormone”) start to rise. Estrogen plays an important role in keeping you healthy, especially by helping you to build strong bones and to help keep them strong as you get older. Estrogen also makes the lining of the uterus (womb) grow and thicken. This lining of the womb is a place that will nourish the embryo if a pregnancy occurs. At the same time, the lining of the womb is growing, an egg, or ovum, in one of the ovaries starts to mature. At about day 14 of an average 28-day cycle, the egg leaves the ovary. This is called ovulation

Problems facing by women during their menstrual cycle:

Amenorrhea: the Lack of menstruation

Reasons for why does amenorrhea occurs?

  • After a woman’s pregnancy.
  • Due to extreme weight loss.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Excessive exercise
  • Stress
  • Serious medical conditions

when your menstrual cycles come regularly, this means that important parts of your body are working normally. In some cases, not having menstrual periods can mean that your ovaries have stopped producing normal amounts of estrogen. Missing these hormones can have important effects on your overall health.

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods including severe cramps.

Most of the women do not have any serious diseases but will have severe cramps at their periods. In older women, the pain is sometimes caused by a disease or condition such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

Abnormal uterine bleed:

Abnormal uterine bleed is different from the normal menstrual bleeding. The bleed with happens other than the menstrual period is called abnormal uterine bleed as:

  • Bleed between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle.
  • Bleeding heavier or more than normal in periods.
  • Bleeding after menopause.

Premenstrual syndrome: This is also called as PMS which starts 14 days before a period starts in a woman and stop occurring once the period starts.

Symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Acne
  • Food craving
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Headache
  • Swelling in hands and feet

Remedies of the menstrual problems:

1.  Using hot bag on the abdominal part give a bit relief from the menstrual cramps.

2.  Yoga and exercise give a lot of consistency and stamina to get ready for your periods.

3.  Taking a right and balanced diet and should maintain a healthy lifestyle.

4.  Reduce intake of salt, caffeine, and alcohol.

5.  Plenty of sleep with fixed bedtime.

But using anonymous medicine without consulting a doctor for any kind of menstrual problems are strictly not recommended by the gynaecologists.

Take the suggestions from your nearby and best gynaecologist. Mrs. Sarah Hussian is one of the experienced gynaecologists in London. Talk to her and get the best suggestions and treatments for a healthy reproductive cycle. Make an easy online appointment here.

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Why and when should you take your daughter for her first gynaecological exam?

As girls enter the teenage, it is important to make them educated regarding the hormonal and physical changes in their body. Any girl’s first visit to the Gynaecologist should be in between thirteen and fifteen.

When a girl reaches her puberty she gets the menstrual cycle. The idea behind visiting a gynaecologist is to make the girl aware of the correct information regarding the menstrual cycle and physical changes associated with it. You can make your daughter feel comfortable by taking her to gynaecologist and addressing her questions, misconceptions, and fears. This will make her more comfortable.

What is the importance of the first visit to Gynaecologist?

When your daughter starts getting her periods, she must be going through various states of mind such as embarrassment, fear, and nervousness. Before taking her to the gynaecologist, it is important to explain to her why it is important to visit the gynaecologist to make her more comfortable during her first gynaecological examination.

What to expect from your first visit to gynaecologist?

Your gynaecologist will first do the physical examination to ensure that all things are normal with respect to menstrual cycle and physical changes. Once the physical exam is done, she will provide you with all the essential information and your and your daughter’s concerns regarding sexuality, menstruation, sex and other changes occurring inside her body.

The Gynaecologist will also brief about different aspects and phases of woman’s life. Gynaecologist will also talk about prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Gynaecologist will also inform you about the healthy lifestyle practices to manage issues like the pain associated with menstruation, irregular periods and other reproductive problems.

Share your medical history with your gynaecologist

You and your daughter should be prepared to answer some general questions that the gynaecologist will ask you during your first visit regarding reproductive and medical history. For example:

When was the date of your last period?

Are you experiencing any problems with menstruation like pain or heavy bleeding?

Have you ever been sexually active or used any contraceptive or STD protection?

Do you have any worrisome itching, inflammation, sores, discharge or discomfort in or around the vagina?

Choosing your gynaecologist

You can choose your gynaecologist as per your convenience. Dr. Sarah Hussain, London gynaecologist, is one of the most experienced gynaecologist in London and is a specialist in urogynaecology and other gynaecological services.

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postmenopause health in women

Post-menopause health concerns in women

Each woman has to face menopause once in a lifetime, which is characterised by cessation of periods or menstrual cycle. The symptoms of menopause last for a year or so (varies from woman to woman) and when the symptoms stop that time is called as post-menopause phase. Women face such issues before and during menopause. Such symptoms start decreasing gradually post menopause. But simultaneously, the estrogen level also starts lowering down as ovaries start shutting down by this time.

Many women face problems during menopause and post-menopause. It is suggested to talk to your gynaecologist to understand how to deal with these symptoms and menopause effectively. Dr. Sarah Hussain is an experienced gynaecologist in London, who can help you deal with menopause and its symptoms.

How to take care of your health post menopause?

Postmenopause your symptoms of menopause will decrease, but women may face other health issues that may arise due to lack of estrogen hormone. Post-menopausal all women are suggested to have regular pelvic exams and screenings with your gynaecologist. Some other screenings like Pap smear, mammograms, etc. are not required regularly but at a set time of intervals to avoid the risk of having conditions like osteoporosis, breast cancer, and vaginal infections. The need of going for regular checkups and further screening depends on each woman’s medical history. So to decide on that, it is suggested to consult a gynaecologist as soon as you start seeing the symptoms of menopause. The doctor will guide you during menopause as well as how to maintain your health post-menopause.

If you have any concerns that are not mentioned here, you can consult London gynaecologist, Dr. Sarah Hussain. She will answer your queries on menopause and post-menopausal health concerns. Contact her clinic for booking appointments and get assure your wellness post menopause.

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pelvic floor disorders treatment

What are pelvic floor disorders?

Pelvic floor disorders are those which involve prolapse (dropping down) of pelvic floor organ which are uterus, vagina, small intestine, urinary bladder, rectum or urethra. It happens due to an injury or weakening of muscles or ligaments or connective tissues holding these organs in place within the pelvis (pelvic cavity).

Signs and Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women:

There are some common symptoms that are associated with pelvic floor disorders, which are as follows:

  • Accidental leakage of urine when a small pressure is built on it while laughing, exercising, sneezing or coughing.
  • Unable to hold the urine even until the time you reach the toilet.
  • Difficulty in holding urine once you start emptying the bladder.
  • Finding it difficult or painful while passing the urine or during the bowel movement.
  • Painful intercourse.
  • Some women may feel that something is bulging out of pelvis or as if dropping or dragging down.

Causes and factors resulting in pelvic floor prolapse or disorder:

Pelvic floor disorders may result from a single factor or combination of factors listed as follows:

  • Delivering the baby vaginally may result in damage to some muscles, which may lead to pelvic organ prolapse. The risk of prolapse increases with every child delivery.
  • Being obese and not keeping pelvic muscles active weaken them and lead to pelvic floor disorder.
  • Heavy lifting continuously for a long time.
  • Continuous or recurring constipation may develop strain on bowel muscles or rectum and may lead to pelvic organ prolapse.
  • A chronic cough which leads to continuous coughing or sneezing will bring strain on pelvic floor muscles.
  • Ageing will lead to the weakening of pelvic floor muscles and ligaments.

Types of Prolapse

In women, there are various types of prolapse that may happen. It is associated with the type of organ that is prolapsing. It could be the prolapse of vagina, uterus, urethra, urinary bladder, rectum or small intestine. In our next posts, we will discuss these types in more detail.

Treatment for Pelvic Floor Disorders:

Kegel Exercises:

Kegel exercises are pelvic floor exercises that can be done to strengthen pelvic floor muscles for primary level of pelvic floor disorders. These are exercises with rhythmic tightening and releasing of pelvic muscles. Doing these exercises regularly will help in strengthening of these pelvic muscles.

Surgery:

If the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders persists, the problem can be treated with surgery. The prolapse can be corrected by undergoing abdominal surgery or vaginal surgery. It is performed in case of severe prolapse cases of prolapse of vagina or uterus. The abdominal surgery can be performed using laparoscopy. Your uro-gynaecologist will suggest the suitable surgery, if required for your pelvic floor disorder.

When to visit uro-gynaecologist?

Uro-gynaecologist is the one who can provide the consultation and treatment for pelvic floor disorders. If you are having symptoms similar to described above visit the London gynaecologist Dr. Sarah Hussain, to get the pelvic floor disorder fixed.

 

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Painful Bladder symptom, Interstitial Cystitis

Painful Bladder Syndrome

Interstitial cystitis (IC), commonly called as painful bladder syndrome is a condition that leads to acute pain and discomfort in the bladder and the pelvic region surrounding the bladder. Its symptoms vary widely from person to person.

Symptoms

People may experience tenderness, pressure, mild discomfort or even an intense pain in the bladder and surrounding region. Other common symptoms include urgent need to urinate, frequent urge to urinate or a combination of both the conditions. Also, the intensity of the pain changes as the urine gets filled with the bladder or get emptied.

In the case of women, these symptoms may often get worse at the time of menstruation. Women may sometimes experience pain during vaginal intercourse too. Because of such varied symptoms and severity, most of the researchers believe that it is not a single disease but several diseases. Hence, scientists started using term painful bladder syndrome (PBS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC). PBS includes all cases of urinary pain that cannot be attributed to other reasons or causes like urinary stones or infection.

Causes

Symptoms of PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but when medical tests are done no organisms were found in the urine of the patients with PBS. Also, such patients do not respond to antibiotics. In recent studies, researchers have isolated a substance, which is found exclusively in the urine of PBS patients. That exclusive substance is termed as antiproliferative factor or APF. It is concluded that it appears to block normal growth of the cells of the lining of inside wall of the bladder.

When to visit a doctor?

If you are experiencing chronic bladder pain or urinary urgency and frequency, contact your doctor.

Meet London gynaecologist, Dr. Sarah Hussain, having expertise in urogynaecology, who can listen to your query and provide an accurate treatment to all your queries.

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