Women’s Health

Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

Is it normal to have Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy?

Abdominal pain and other Abdominal discomforts are common during pregnancy. It is usually harmless but sometimes it can be a sign of serious problem. The severe and the continuous pain should not be ignored.

If the Abdominal pain is experienced along with the spotting, discharge of Blood, Fever, sweating, Vaginal discharge, faintness, vomiting, Nausea or discomfort while Urinating consult a doctor as soon as possible. These can be signs of danger.

Some Serious Problems that can Cause Pain During Pregnancy

Following are some serious problems that can cause pain during pregnancy

  1. Ectopic Pregnancy
  2. Miscarriage
  3. Preterm Labor
  4. Placental Abruption
  5. preeclampsia
  6. Infection in Urinary Tract
  1. Ectopic Pregnancy

    An Ectopic Pregnancy is diagnosed when a fertilized Egg is set outside the Uterus. It is mostly found in the 1 of the Fallopian Tubes. This condition can also cause Abdominal pain and other suspicious symptoms in the early pregnancy.

    If Ectopic Pregnancy is not treated in time, it can lead to life threatening conditions. If you are suffering from this condition, immediately consult your doctor.

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Multiple Pregnancy (Twins, Triplets) Mother and Baby Information

What are Multiple Pregnancies?

The multiple Pregnancies are the 1 in which a woman is Pregnant having 2 or more than 2 babies in the Uterus.

Twins, triplets or more are conceived by the Fertilization of single Ovum or more than 1 ovum.

The incidence of the multiple is increased in the recent years. This increase is caused due to the use of Fertility Drugs and the development in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

A multiple Pregnancy is identified as a high-risk Pregnancy due to the risks to the mother and the babies. The incidence of premature birth mostly has many complications.

Careful monitoring is needed throughout the Pregnancy, in order to minimize the chances of complications and to make safe delivery of the babies.

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What is Breast Cancer? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer

In year 2007 a research by American cancer society found that 178,480 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in United States and further 62,030 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the coming years. However, rates of death from breast cancer will decrease and it will keep on decreasing with the increase in awareness of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer develops in the breast tissues that cause the abnormal growth of breast. Most of the time breast cancer arises in women only 1% of breast cancer occurs in men. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. About one in eight women have the life time risk of having breast cancer.

Breast is made of fats, glands and the connective tissues. It has tiny lobes that end in to the milk glands. These tiny ducts run from glands and ends at the nipple.

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Healthy Eating Tips during Pregnancy

Health is very important for you and your baby. A Pregnant woman needs 300 additional Calories during Pregnancy. Pregnant women should go for different Nutrients for a balanced diet. Try to eat healthy snacks, avoid unhealthy food and junk food specially. It will help to give your baby a good start of development and healthy life.

Tips for Healthy Pregnancy

Following are the healthy tips during Pregnancy:

1. Protein
Try to consume 60-80 Grams of Protein daily. If you expecting twins then you need more.

Protein helps to develop the baby’s body Tissues. Chicken, Meat, Fish, Eggs, Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, Beans and Peanut Butter is the source of Protein.

2. Iron
Try to eat Leafy Green Vegetables like Spinach, Broccoli etc, Meat and Strawberries. They are the good source of Iron.

A Pregnant woman needs an extra Iron in their diet because the blood’s Volume increases. Deficiency of Iron can also develop Anemia. If the level of Iron is low in the Blood, go for Iron supplements.

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What is Vaginal Cancer? Causes,Precaution and Symptoms of Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is uncommon but is severe type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the vagina. Primary vaginal cancer is quite rare in the common population of women, but a specific form of vaginal cancer is statistically significant in women. Vaginal cancer occurs more frequently in women when they cross the age of 50, but that is not précised, it can happen at any age, even in infancy and can be cured if diagnosed and treated in early stages. Surgery alone or surgery combined with pelvic radiation is typically used to treat vaginal cancer. According to some statistic it has been calculated that around 2,000 women are suffering from this rare type of gynecological cancer each year.

What is Healthy Vagina

Vagina is a muscular canal from the cervix to the outside of the body. It has an average length of about six to seven inches. The walls of vagina are lined with mucus membrane.The vagina consists of vulva that includes labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of the vsttibules, vstibules of the vagina and the only part of the vagina that can be normally viewed without any instrument from outside is the vaginal opening.

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What are Vaginal Discharge and Abnormal Vaginal Discharge?

Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a common symptom in women. It is normal especially in child bearing age. Vaginal discharge can be commonly understood as discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally these emission are clear or white or in a simple words during vaginal discharge glands in the cervix produces clear mucus. These secretions may turn white or yellow when exposed to air.

Vagina

Vagina is the lower part of the female reproductive system; a moist canal in female extending from the labia minora to the uterus. Vagina is a passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female; a passageway between outer body and the inner reproductive organs.

Healthy Vagina

The PH balance of the vagina is acidic, which decreases the occurrence of infections in vagina. These normally-occurring bacteria present in the vagina creates acidic environment in vagina. A healthy vagina produces secretions or emissions to regulate and clean itself likewise saliva clean and regulates the functioning and the environment of the mouth. These vaginal secretions are vaginal discharge and a sign of healthy vagina and vaginal discharge.

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