Understanding HPV infection

Understanding HPV infection

I have been told my smear has shown high-risk HPV, should I be worried about? Dear patient, Positive test results can be upsetting. HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus since it is a mouthful, I’ll use HPV in my discussion. HPV is often associated with genital warts,...
Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

Hurts when I walk and burning sensation when I pass urine – Is it Genital Herpes? The above description plus painful tiny blisters around the external genitalia will almost certainly clinch the diagnosis of genital herpes. Usually such women can have prior cold...
Non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

Non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

 A new blood test for Down syndrome, Edwards Syndrome and Patau Syndrome.BackgroundNon-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a new approach to testing whether a baby may be affected by a chromosome disorder. From a small sample of the mother’s blood, we are able to...
UTERINE FIBROIDS

UTERINE FIBROIDS

Uterine fibroids are the most common tumours in women of reproductive age group with a prevalence of approximately 30%. They are benign growths of smooth muscle and connective tissue anchored in the muscular wall of the uterus, whose growth rate is influenced by...
Complications of uterine compression sutures

Complications of uterine compression sutures

Complications of uterine compression sutures used for the surgical management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) In the modern practice of caesarean delivery, if the uterus was found to be not contracting after the routine of drugs, which make uterus contract, one of the...
Vaginal itching in elderly women

Vaginal itching in elderly women

In elderly women, i.e., postmenopausal ladies; it is not so common to have thrush (fungal infection). This is because; the fungus causing thrush needs acidic environment to grow. This milieu is mainly enhanced, if the woman is taking oestrogen based hormone...
Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is where endometrial tissue, the tissue that normally lines the womb, grows inside the wall of the womb. It is not the same as endometriosis, a condition where parts of endometrial tissue escape the womb and implant on organs outside it. However, many...

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