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Speciality : Gynaecology

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Painful sex

Dear Doctor, I am recently married. Every time I try to have sex with my partner, it pains a lot. I feel that my vagina is very sore and dry. I am not able to enjoy intercourse at all. I have used lubricant creams also but that did not help much. Please tell me what should I do?
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Urinary tract infection

Hello Doctor. I am 30 years old. For the past 3 days, I am experiencing deep pain and burning while passing urine. I feel the urge to go to the toilet again and again. My periods are regular. I have no problem like diabetes or high blood pressure. I have never had such a problem earlier/ suffer from this problem again and again. Please advice
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Am I pregnant?

Dear Doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner but he did not ejaculate inside. I have missed my periods by 5 days now. Could I be pregnant? What is the next step I should take? I don’t want pregnancy at this time.
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Loss of libido

Hello Doctor. I am 29 years old and delivered a baby 5 months back. I feel no interest in having sex. My husband has been very patient all along. Is there something wrong with me? What should I do? Please advice
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dryness/ burning of vagina, Vaginitis

Dear Doctor, I am 47 years old. For the past few days, I am suffering from burning pain in my vagina soon after we start the intercourse. I also feel dryness and my vagina becomes very sore. My periods were always regular but have become less so in the past few months. Please advise some treatment? .
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Discharge from Vagina

Dear Doctor, I am 30 years old, living with my partner. Both of us do not have any STD. However, I am having pink brown, smelly discharge from vagina. Also I feel massive itching, which I am not able to tolerate. Pain is also there. Please advise treatment.
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Irregular menses and heavy bleeding

Dear Doctor, I am having irregular menses and a lot of pain and heavy bleeding. I am 23 years old. I am not in relationship. I have tried many medicines including pain killers. I want to get rid of this problem permanently. My test reports are ……………………………………………………………….. Can you please advise me a cure?
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Excessive hair growth and weight gain

Dear Doctor, I am 32 years old, married, no kids yet. I have the following problems a) Heavy bleeding and pain, irregular periods b) Excessive hair growth on lower abdomen and nipples c) excessive weight gain. Request you to please advise treatment.
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Pre- menstrual Tension/ Pain

Hi. I am 25 years old. A few days before the start of my periods are very difficult for me. I have a lot of pain in my lower abdomen, I become very irritable, my breasts become very tender and painful. My periods are regular/not regular. I am not taking any medicines at present/ take the medicines ………… . Please advise some cure for this problem.
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Swelling in breast

Dear Doctor, I am 30 years old. I have recently noticed a small swelling/lump in my left breast. It is painless. But I am extremely worried. My periods are regular. What should I do?
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Pain in breast

Dear Doctor, I am having pain in both breasts for many months. The pain is more at the time of my periods; my breasts feel very tender and painful. I also feel that there is some swelling deep inside. My periods are regular/ not regular. I am not taking any pills or medicine/ I am taking medicines ……………… Please advice.
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Menopause blues

Dear Doctor, This is about my mother/ close relative. She has crossed 50 years of age. She remains irritable most of the times. I think, she is also suffering in her personal life. She has told me that she feels a lot of pain and dryness in her vagina and has no desire left. She believes she is too old for this now but still she feels sad when she sees other women her age enjoying good sex lives. Is there any treatment? What treatment should she take ?
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Period problems during menopause

Dear Doctor, I am 48 years old and my periods have become scanty. I just have some spotting and that too not regular. I have also started experiencing cold sweats, headache, and sometimes pain in the lower abdomen. I am feeling highly stressed. Please advise me some treatment. It is becoming very difficult to bear now.
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Swelling in vagina

Hi, I am 38 years old, married for 12 years and have 2 daughters. Recently I noticed swelling on left side of my vagina which gradually became bigger and extremely painful. Will this need surgery? I am really worried. Can you advise some medicines?
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Yeast Infection/ itching in vagina

Hi, I am 20 years old, my periods are regular, but I am very itchy down there, I noticed a thick brownish discharge and is causing lot of discomfort. What could be the cause? Please suggest.
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My partner does not want to use condom

Dear Doctor, I am 34 years old female, married for 5years,also have a 3 year old daughter. Now while having sex my partner does not want to use condom anymore. How can I explain him? Is there is any other way for safe sex?
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My partner does not want to use condom

Dear Doctor, I am 34 years old female, married for 5years,also have a 3 year old daughter. Now while having sex my partner does not want to use condom anymore. How can I explain him? Is there is any other way for safe sex?
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Which contraceptive to use

Hi. I am 25 years old. My periods are usually regular. I am due to be married shortly. I am confused about what birth control should we use. Should I ask him to use condoms or should I take the pill. When should I start taking the pill? Will it affect my menstrual cycle? What are the other methods? Please guide.
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Am I pregnant?

Hi. I am taking OC Pills for the past one year. I forgot to take the pill last two days and we had sex. Now, I am scared I might have become pregnant. What should i do?
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Withdrawal method : does it work

Hi. I had unplanned sex with my partner. He did not use a condom but did not ejaculate inside me. Can I still become pregnant? What should I do now? Should I take emergency contraceptive pill?
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Emergency pill

Hi. I had unprotected sex with my partner but took emergency contraceptive pill in the morning within 24 hours. What are the chances of getting pregnant? Will it harm me or cause any changes in my menstrual cycle. I am already feeling pain in lower abdomen and nausea? Please tell me what should I do?
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sex during pregnancy

Hi. I am 4 months pregnant. Can I still have sex? If so; how often? Are there any precautions that we need to take. Please advice. I have tried to get the information from internet but am confused?
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Cervical cancer symptoms

Hello Doctor. I am 40 years old. For the past 3 days, I am experiencing deep pain while having sexual intercourse. My periods are irregular from past three four months, do I need to see a doctor for this?
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Is Cervical Cancer hereditary?

Dear Doctor, I am 35 years of age, I have 2 children. My mother had a cervical cancer 7 years back, she is fine now. Should I go for screening for the same?
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Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Dear Doctor, I am 45 years of age, I have a daughter 12 years of age. I read in a magazine about cervical cancer vaccination. Can you please guide me on the same?
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Cervical Cancer Treatment

Hello Doctor, I am 36 years of age, I got my pap test positive. What treatment is needed? Also will this treatment affect my ability to become pregnant in the future? Worried , please help?
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Bleeding between periods. Is it Cervical Cancer?

Dear Doctor, I am 26 years old, I have been having heavy periods with pain during sex. Yesterday I started having a light brown discharge, which is quite smelly. Is it cervical cancer? Please guide?
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Breast Cancer recurrence?

Hello Doctor, I am 58 years of age. I had cancer in my left breast, got surgical removal along with chemo and radio therapy 10 years back. During a recent mammogram they noticed calcium deposits under the arm of the non cancerous side of my breast. What should I do?
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Painful lump in Breast

Dear Doctor, I am 32 years old, my periods are regular. Last month I noticed a lump like formation in my left breast soon after my delivery. Sometimes it pains, there is no discharge as such. It is making me worried. Please help?
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Breast cancer Prevention

Hello doctor, I have a family history of breast cancer. I am getting close to 30 years. What should I do to prevent it? Is there is any vaccination or preventive medicines for it?
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Lump and discharge from breasts

Dear Doctor, My aunt got a lump in both her breasts. Gradually, the size of the lumps is increasing. It has become painful and radiates from her breasts to her back. Her left breast leaks sometimes and shape of both the breast is uneven. Is she affected by Breast Cancer?
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Lump in armpit

Dear Doctor, I am 48 years of age, my periods are irregular since past 2 years. Recently I noticed a change in the shape of both breast, and a lump of 2 cms is felt under left armpit. It is painless but is bothering me. Please help?
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Unable to conceive. Is it me or my partner?

Hi, I am 30 years old, married for 3 years. I am unable to conceive though my periods are fine & regular. How can I know if it's me or my partner that has the problem?
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All tests normal yet no able to conceive.

Hi, I and my husband are 32 years old. We have been trying to have a baby for almost a year now. Our entire tests are normal. Should we see a fertility doctor? Is it very expensive?
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Will taking pills reduce my chances of getting pregnant?

Hi, I am 35 years old, my periods are regular. I have been using birth control pills for about 8 years. We are trying to have a baby; will these pills decrease my chances of getting pregnant?
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Taking Clomiphene yet no results

Hi, I am 34 years old; my period was irregular and was taking iron. I was prescribed Clomiphene several times with intercourse and had three rounds of insemination. I am still having problem in getting pregnant. What do you recommend?
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Having PCOD

Hi, I’m 28 years old female; got married three years ago. I do not have children yet, I had PCOD which got treated. Gynecologist advised me ovulation pills for five days. Doctor also asked me to do LH card test to see ovulation signs for pregnancy. What do you recommend? Should I take these medications?
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Thyroid problems and fertility.

Hi, My wife is turning 32.Her menstrual cycle is normal but still facing infertility problems as the ovulation does not occur normally. Her thyroid levels are increased. She has been advised to take 3-4 FSH 150mg injections during the fertile days (14 to 16 days) as the follicles do not grow on their own. Do you think this infertility is because of thyroid imbalance? How can we recover from this problem?
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Blocked fallopian tube.

Hi, I am 28 years old, married for 5 years. I had first normal pregnancy at 25 years but unfortunately my baby did not survive , then we planned again but my right fallopian tube got removed because of ectopic pregnancy. My periods are also not regular. Please advice.
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Don’t want to go for IVF

Hi, I am of 31 years old, my height is 5.4”. I have been married for 5 years, but can’t conceive. Doctors suggesting me IVF but me and my husband are not ready for it mentally because it is very expensive and does not assure 100% results. I do want to have my own baby. Please suggest me some treatment?
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Have one child. Not able to conceive again.

Hi. I am 34 years old female. My periods are normal. I have a 10 years old daughter; we are planning to have one more baby, but can’t conceive. It’s been 2 years that we are trying. What are the chances of me getting pregnant again?
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