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Exercise During Periods: Helps With Cramps, Mood Swings and More!

Sana Sharma and her daughter, Shipra, 12, visited us with concerns related to periods. Shipra was a basketball player who not only played for her school’s team but also participated in interstate competitions.

“Now that she has started menstruating, how will she be able to participate in sports activities?” asked Sana, “I fear that she won’t be able to do much physical work on such days”,

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What Does Spotting Mean: Before Period and During Pregnancy?

Spotting is any light vaginal bleeding that occurs outside your regular menstrual cycle. It usually involves a small amount of blood.

Dr Priti Arora Dhamija, Consultant, Obs-Gyn at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital says, “If you ever experience spotting or any bleeding besides your menstrual cycle, don’t ignore it.”

“It may not always be serious but consult your doctor to rule out any concerns.”

What are signs of spotting?

What You Should Know about Heavy Bleeding after Menopause

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When Mrs. Sohini Bhattacharya, a healthy, active 60-year old lawyer had a day of heavy bleeding, she came to Sitaram Bhartia in a state of panic. “I’d been menopausal for ten years, so heavy bleeding after menopause was a complete surprise. And of course I wasn’t prepared for it at all.”

Post Menopausal bleeding is not a commonly seen condition.

Vaginal Infection: 3 Things You Need to Know

Gayatri Gupta, 26, came in for a consultation when she experienced thick, curdy discharge, itching and redness in the vaginal area.

“I waited for a few days thinking it would get better, but it didn’t!” she exclaimed.

“If you face discharge with severe itching, it is best to consult a doctor immediately and check for vaginal infection” recommended Dr.

What You Need to Know about Infertility

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Mr and Mrs Khanna had been trying to conceive for close to a year now but with every negative pregnancy test result – they were slowly losing hope. The couple were almost convinced that one or both of them could have fertility issues and this was the reason behind their repeated unsuccessful attempts at conceiving.

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All You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

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Paulina, 25, came to her  gynecologist for irregular bleeding. On further questioning she confided that there was some bleeding after intercourse too. The doctor examined her cervix, which is the neck of the uterus, and recommended a Pap Smear test. Paulina was worried and wanted to know the implications of test results.

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How to Deal with an Unwanted Pregnancy

Shipra was nervous.

Today was the second day of her period except she wasn’t menstruating. She had reasoned that it was probably because of stress but now she wasn’t sure. She was hoping and praying it would not be an unwanted pregnancy.

Shipra quickly took the day off and rushed to the nearest chemist to buy a urine pregnancy test (UPT).

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