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...

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