Cancer Facts for Indian Women
Cancer cases are increasing rapidly in Indian women due to low awareness and late diagnosis. India accounts for the third-highest number of cancer cases among women after China and the US. Cancer is an ailment that sees no age, caste, status, or class. It can happen to anyone and everyone.
Among women, many Indian pretty faces have gone through the painful journey- Nargis Dutt, Manisha.
Koirala, Lisa Ray, Mumtaz and Sonali Bendre, to name a few.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the most common endocrine diseases affecting 6 to 10 % of childbearing age women. PCOS can be a complex hormonal and metabolic condition. The symptoms of PCOS are usually present at puberty, but it may take many years before patients are correctly diagnosed. Diagnosing PCOS can be tricky because not all women will have the same symptoms. The name ‘polycystic’ suggests you might have multiple ‘cysts’ on your ovaries.
How long should my partner and I try for a baby before seeking help for Infertility?
There is no wrong or the right amount of time to wait before seeing your doctor, but a lot will depend on your age and personal circumstances. Suppose you are a couple under 30 years of age and have no reason to suspect problems (like previous surgery or irregular periods). In that case, it is reasonable to try for a couple of years before seeking help. Women over 30 have been trying for 1 year, and after 35 years, if she is trying for more than 6 months without a result would be advised to seek help earlier.
There are more childless women today than ever before – but why? First comes love, then comes marriage, but what about the baby in the baby carriage?
Recent studies show that childless women are on the rise. One out of every six couples is infertile. For those born in 1946, just 9 percent had no children, whereas, for women born in 1970, this figure has risen to 17 percent. Very few women are childless by choice; the majority are by circumstance. Let us discuss today’s medical circumstances behind women’s childlessness or Infertility.
About 20% of infertile females coming to me have problems with the functioning of fallopian tubes. A few of the reasons for blocked fallopian tubes are Pelvic infections (PID) leading to salpingitis and hydrosalpinx Ectopic pregnancy Tubal Ligation (Birth control) surgery Adhesions following abdominal surgery and Genital Tuberculosis.
Today, let me share a fruitful story of a patient with blocked fallopian tubes due to “Tubal Ligation”, which is a birth control surgery. A poor couple from Kolkata, who had lost their five years old son seven years ago due to severe infection in the brain(meningitis) and the unfortunate wife had undergone “Tubal Ligation” at the time of her delivery as the couple did not want more children in future.