An anomaly scan also known as a Level 2 ultrasound or 20 week scan is routinely done for all expecting women between 18-20 weeks.
Why is an anomaly scan done?
An anomaly scan is an ultrasound done to assess the physical development of the fetus and to check the presence of malformations in the growing fetus.
Did you know that by the age of six, almost 50% of children will have had at least one episode of wheezing?
What is Wheezing?
Wheezing is a sound made when air inside the bronchioles or small windpipes inside our lungs cannot pass through easily. This happens because these windpipes begin to narrow.
Pregnancy brings with it a whole host of changes due to the growing fetus and the hormones that support it.
In the latter half of pregnancy there is a surge in placental hormones that alter the function of the liver. It’s capacity to store bile increases and bile movement becomes sluggish. The metabolism thus slows down.
Polyhydramnios or Hydramnios simply means excess amniotic fluid. In the mother’s womb, the baby grows in a sac called amniotic sac which is filled with fluid, called amniotic fluid or liquor.
The volume of amniotic fluid increases as the baby grows to facilitate appropriate growth and expansion of the structure and organs of the baby.
Hydrocele treatment depends a great deal on the size of the fluid-filled sac near your testis.
“Men do not feel any symptoms with hydroceles that are small in size, “ says Dr. Amarchand S Bajaj, Consultant, Laparoscopic, General and Bariatric Surgery at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital in Delhi.
“The problem occurs when the hydroceles grow larger in size and hinder basic activities like walking.”
What treatment is best for hydrocele?
Any kind of chest pain is frightening, especially when it occurs during pregnancy.
“Not every pregnant woman will experience chest pain. But if you do, it may happen during the early months of pregnancy or later,” says Dr. Anita Sabherwal Anand, Consultant Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital in South Delhi.
An ovarian cystectomy is the removal of an ovarian cyst through minimally invasive surgery. Ovarian cysts are usually harmless and disappear after a few months. In a few cases, ovarian cysts may linger on. They may cause persistent pain, irregularities in the menstrual cycle or grow bigger in size.
What size of ovarian cyst requires surgery?
Roohi Khanna had an upcoming appointment for a growth scan at 32 weeks and asked the doctor for details about it in her antenatal visit.
What is a growth scan at 32 weeks?
A growth scan is a routine obstetric ultrasound scan performed for expecting mothers in the third trimester.
During the course of your pregnancy, you may hear your gynecologist refer to the ‘position’ or ‘presentation’ of your baby. The ‘presentation’ of the baby is the part of the baby that lies at the lower end of the uterus (womb) or is at the entry of the pelvis.
The ‘position’, in medical terms,