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Missed Periods

What is Missed Periods?

Amenorrhea is when a woman misses her periods, once or more than once.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Missed periods
  • Nausea or vomiting maybe present
  • Mild abdominal cramps

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

Your doctor will usually ask you to perform a Urine Pregnancy Test to check for pregnancy and rule out conditions that mimic pregnancy or that have a high HcG (Pregnancy Hormone). It could also require an Ultrasound to check if the condition is PCOD or other issues like Endometriosis, etc. Ask your Gynaecologist if she can tell you a hint of what is suspected after the test results come out and if it will need therapy.

Prognosis:

Missing a period does not mean you are ill, it only means you need to check with a doctor whether the cause is natural or needs treatment. Usually following up with your doctor will ensure that your periods stay regular monthly, which is very important to stay fertile.

Breast Lump

What is Breast Lump?

This is described as a hard nodular lump detected by self-breast examination of the breasts.

Stats:

It is the leading cause of death in India and the most common cancer found in women in India too.

Symptoms:

  • Lump in breast tissue
  • Hard, non-movable
  • Painful or tender mass palpable
  • Skin dimpling over breast area
  • Change in skin colour or texture
  • Fluid discharge or blood from the nipple
  • Change in how nipple looks

Treatment:

Treatment depends on the diagnosis and the stage of the breast. Usually a mammogram is done to diagnose a tumour or a problem in the breast. Based on the appearance in the test, the breast lump is graded. Then your Gynaecologist will tell you the treatment if required for your particular issue and case. If a cancer has been diagnosed, it will require more testing to check for spread and metastasis and treatment will be tailored according to that.

Prognosis:

Progress and future is usually healthy. It is a treatable illness and most cases do heal with proper care. However if a cancer has been diagnosed, it may require chemotherapy and has chances of relapse.

Contraception & Unprotected Intercourse

What is Contraception and Unprotected Intercourse?

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. Planning, making available, and use of birth control is called family planning.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Unprotected Intercourse
  • Any contact of the male fertile fluids with the female’s vulva or vagina

Treatment:

A lot of Contraceptive pills are available in the market to prevent pregnancy.The safest are the regular OCPs and also are the most commonly used pills by women for safe sex. However the-night-after-pills may cause irregular periods and hence are the second choice usually and reserved for those “emergency” situations only as they have other long-term side effects as well. They are made for certain age groups only and if used incorrectly, can be ineffective or can shut down your reproductive tract completely, hence are seldom recommended.

Prognosis:

Pregnancy can be avoided better rather than terminating it. Discuss all the possibilities and talk to your Gynecologist before it’s too late. The correct way to safe sex is to consult a doctor to discuss and get to know what method best suits your needs and your body.

Vaginal Bleeding

What is Vaginal Bleeding?

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding is very common in women of reproductive age group, and means a bleeding or spotting that occurs in the mid-cycle or between 2 menses (periods).

Stats:

10-40% of women in India suffer from Menorrhagia at some point in their menstrual life.

Symptoms:

  • Irregular bleeding
  • Prolonged Bleeding (Menorrhagia) more than 7 days
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Treatment:

Therapeutic options for D.U.B. depend on the diagnosis or the cause of the condition. Reasons for having it could range from endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, pregnancy or coagulation (blood) related problems like renal or liver issues and certain medications also. A lot of variety of tests might be needed to be performed to identify this and based on it, your doctor will either prescribe you medicines to heal or you might require a surgery to cure it.

Prognosis:

The progress depends on the condition you are suffering from. It may take time, but usually the problem goes away and it is easily solved. Very few cases will actually persist if diagnosis hasn’t been found or treatment has not been administered correctly.

Menstrual Cramps

What is Menstrual Cramps?

Women with painful menstruation (periods) are said to suffer from Dysmenorrhea.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Painful periods
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Back Pain
  • Weakness
  • Leg pain

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

This is a condition requiring a Gynaecologist’s opinion. She will get a detailed history of your past pregnancies and your family history. Depending on that a few tests will be requested to make sure everything is running fine in your body and is safe for your baby. An early Ultrasound at 6-8 weeks checks the position of the foetus and looks for heartbeat, followed by another at 11-13 weeks for checking for abnormalities in the baby. You can also ask any doubts or questions for diet & exercise especially for healthy weight gain for your BMI (Body Mass Index) per week.

Prognosis:

Most cases heal with treatment and progress is seen soon,however very few cases repress and may require follow ups and frequent medical treatment.

Fibroid

What is Fibroid?

A growth in the uterus that is a non-cancerous and that appears during the childbearing years.

Stats:

13.6 million women in India are suffering from fibroids.

Symptoms:

  • Feeling of mass in abdomen
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Heaviness and discomfort with growth of uterus
  • Back pain (lower)
  • Menstrual Irregularities (Period problems)
  • Abnormal bleeding

Treatment:

Treatment of Fibroids are usually possible with removal or shrinkage, depending on the size and the age of the patient. If left untreated, they may progress to a much more complicated scenario requiring open surgery. They are otherwise benign and do not turn cancerous.

Prognosis:

Treatment is usually successful and patients with fibroids do not need long term therapy. However, some fibroids may recur and hence women are advised to undergo annual check ups to look for any suspected signs of a relapse.

Infertility

What is Infertility?

Infertility is when a couple are trying to conceive without success in getting pregnant for 1 year or more.

Stats:

More than 10 million cases of Infertility occur in India every year.

Symptoms:

  • Not getting pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year
  • In women:irregular menstrual bleeding might be present if PCOD is the cause
  • Anxiety, anger or mood swings
  • Usually no additional symptoms are noticed

Treatment:

The cause of infertility may be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. Many treatments significantly improve the chances of getting pregnant. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs and surgery. In addition, assisted reproduction uses various medical techniques to fertilise an egg. Gynaecologists usually perform a wide array of tests to check for the problem and diagnose and treat accordingly. Tests include HSG, Laparoscopy, Ultrasound, blood tests and semen analysis. The best way is to ask your doctor as to what are the next best treatment options available for you and what else can be done to help. This ensures the doctor understands you and will then take you through all the choices you have for fertility.

Prognosis:

The prognosis depends on the diagnosis of the cause of infertility. However, in rare cases, it is not diagnosed and treatment then does not progress as expected. Predicting pregnancy is tough as mostly patients achieve results after the correct treatment is started, only after the right diagnosis is made.

Ovarian Cyst

What is Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian cyst is a small growth that can occur in any of your ovaries and may cause problems.

Stats:

Approximately 10% of women have a cyst in their ovary as per Ultrasound reports.

Symptoms:

  • Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Pain in lower abdomen (one or both-sided)
  • Period abnormalities

Treatment:

Doctors usually recommend patients an Ultrasound to diagnose and check the size, appearance and spread of the cyst. It is also recommended often to take certain pills to reduce the size of the cyst. Also you can go for a surgical removal of the cyst if it is too painful or if it appears doubtful. Options depend on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s opinion.

Prognosis:

All you need is some time for it to heal, and most cysts in young aged women heal with time. The others will require medical treatment and regular follow up to review progress. Improvement usually takes a couple of months to set in but patients usually don’t feel symptoms sooner.

PCOD

What is PCOD?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a syndrome common in women of reproductive age group, which causes hormonal imbalances in these patients.

Stats:

2 out of every 10 women have PCOS in India, and 1 in every 10 women worldwide have PCOS. It is the number 1 leading cause of Infertility in India today.

Symptoms:

  • Irregular periods, delayed or early periods
  • Acne is a very usual finding
  • Hirsutism, or facial hair and growth of hair over usually non-hairy areas of the body
  • Weight gain, with difficulty losing weight
  • A deeper voice,
  • Decreased size of breasts, and
  • Thinning of hair are also symptoms

Treatment:

Your doctor will always ask your Ultrasound Reports to make a diagnosis initially, and might also ask for other reports depending on your condition. Treatment options include ovulation induction or contraceptive pills that help you in making your periods regular. The regimen usually continues for a long time to achieve hormonal balance with medication since PCOD is a chronic illness, but some cases heal after treatment and do not need further therapy. If infertility has already set in, treatment needs a regular follow up to get regular ovulation & the desired results if you are planning to conceive.

Prognosis:

PCOD is a chronic illness that can be only controlled and not cured. Long-term effects of PCOS can cause Diabetes in Insulin-resistant cases. Some patients also may develop depression since PCOD has effects on the brain and patients might need to talk to a Psychologist regarding this if they feel overwhelmed.

Pregnancy

What is Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the condition when a woman is carrying an offspring in her uterus to grow into a fully mature foetus and later deliver a baby.

Stats:

Almost every woman in India has been or will try to get pregnant once in her lifetime. Teenage pregnancy accounts for 57% of all pregnancies, which means every 1 in 4 teens has been pregnant in her teenage.

Symptoms:

  • Missed periods
  • Nausea or vomiting maybe present
  • Giddiness and light-headedness
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Fatigue/ Feeling tired and weak
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • Sore or tender nipples and darkening of areola
  • Body pains and abdominal discomfort
  • A positive home urine pregnancy test (done correctly)

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

This is a condition requiring a Gynaecologist’s opinion. She will get a detailed history of your past pregnancies and your family history. Depending on that a few tests will be requested to make sure everything is running fine in your body and is safe for your baby. An early Ultrasound at 6-8 weeks checks the position of the foetus and looks for heartbeat, followed by another at 11-13 weeks for checking for abnormalities in the baby. You can also ask any doubts or questions for diet & exercise especially for healthy weight gain for your BMI (Body Mass Index) per week.

Prognosis:

30% of all pregnancies have a risk of miscarriage. Also 3,519,100 babies are born preterm in India. However, majority of pregnancies proceed normally and deliver on time, Not all women get to deliver via Normal Vaginal Birth. 50% of deliveries are via Cesarean Section due to come or the other complications.

Vaginal Discharge

What is Vaginal Discharge?

All women at some stage or the other have had some vaginal discharge, either normal or pathologic. Approximately, 50% of all vaginal discharge is infectious.

Stats:

All women at some stage or the other have had some vaginal discharge, either normal or pathologic. Approximately, 50% of all vaginal discharge is infectious.

Symptoms:

  • Vaginal discharge that maybe white, yellow, green or brown
  • Foul odour from discharge
  • Foul odour from vagina
  • Itching around vulvar areas

Treatment:

Treatment for Vaginal discharge depends on the diagnosis of your condition. Usually your doctor will check it up and require a culture and testing to identify the offending pathogen and offer you medication based on the sensitivity. Seldom, an Ultrasound may also be required if it appears that the discharge is coming from a higher source such as the uterus.

Prognosis:

Vaginal discharge heals very easily and treatment is also very effective. Most cases require a simple diagnosis and treatment by a Gynaecologist to get well soon. But therapy is most always offered in couples (sexual partners), rather than only to patients alone since your partner can harbour the infection and return it to you when you are sexually active.

What Customers are saying

Dr. Garima is a very capable gynecologist. I highly recommend this doctor to all
Consult a Gynecologist online? I thought, no way! Well I just talked to one
It was my first time talking to a gynaecologist. She made me feel very comfortable. Thanks JustDoc
Dr. Priya is the best gynecologist I've seen. Very professional and she ask detailed questions
I was suffering from stomach pain for last 4 weeks. No gynecologist in my area was able to solve the problem. Coincidently, I tried JustDoc and found that they have top doctors listed

Meet the Specialist

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Max Hospital, Gynecologist 328 Consultation

Dr. Priya Kumar

Shraddha Healthcare, Gynecologist 632 Consultation

Dr. Gayathri Karthik

Manipal Hospital, Gynecologist 225 Consultation

Dr. Neha Sharma

Max Hospital, Gynecologist 442 Consultation

Dr. Shruti Kaushal

Maulana Azad (MAMC), Gynecologist 285 Consultation

Missed Periods

What is Missed Periods?

Amenorrhea is when a woman misses her periods, once or more than once.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Missed periods
  • Nausea or vomiting maybe present
  • Mild abdominal cramps

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

Your doctor will usually ask you to perform a Urine Pregnancy Test to check for pregnancy and rule out conditions that mimic pregnancy or that have a high HcG (Pregnancy Hormone). It could also require an Ultrasound to check if the condition is PCOD or other issues like Endometriosis, etc. Ask your Gynaecologist if she can tell you a hint of what is suspected after the test results come out and if it will need therapy.

Prognosis:

Missing a period does not mean you are ill, it only means you need to check with a doctor whether the cause is natural or needs treatment. Usually following up with your doctor will ensure that your periods stay regular monthly, which is very important to stay fertile.

Breast Lump

What is Breast Lump?

This is described as a hard nodular lump detected by self-breast examination of the breasts.

Stats:

It is the leading cause of death in India and the most common cancer found in women in India too.

Symptoms:

  • Lump in breast tissue
  • Hard, non-movable
  • Painful or tender mass palpable
  • Skin dimpling over breast area
  • Change in skin colour or texture
  • Fluid discharge or blood from the nipple
  • Change in how nipple looks

Treatment:

Treatment depends on the diagnosis and the stage of the breast. Usually a mammogram is done to diagnose a tumour or a problem in the breast. Based on the appearance in the test, the breast lump is graded. Then your Gynaecologist will tell you the treatment if required for your particular issue and case. If a cancer has been diagnosed, it will require more testing to check for spread and metastasis and treatment will be tailored according to that.

Prognosis:

Progress and future is usually healthy. It is a treatable illness and most cases do heal with proper care. However if a cancer has been diagnosed, it may require chemotherapy and has chances of relapse.

Contraception & Unprotected Intercourse

What is Contraception and Unprotected Intercourse?

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. Planning, making available, and use of birth control is called family planning.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Unprotected Intercourse
  • Any contact of the male fertile fluids with the female’s vulva or vagina

Treatment:

A lot of Contraceptive pills are available in the market to prevent pregnancy.The safest are the regular OCPs and also are the most commonly used pills by women for safe sex. However the-night-after-pills may cause irregular periods and hence are the second choice usually and reserved for those “emergency” situations only as they have other long-term side effects as well. They are made for certain age groups only and if used incorrectly, can be ineffective or can shut down your reproductive tract completely, hence are seldom recommended.

Prognosis:

Pregnancy can be avoided better rather than terminating it. Discuss all the possibilities and talk to your Gynecologist before it’s too late. The correct way to safe sex is to consult a doctor to discuss and get to know what method best suits your needs and your body.

Vaginal Bleeding

What is Vaginal Bleeding?

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding is very common in women of reproductive age group, and means a bleeding or spotting that occurs in the mid-cycle or between 2 menses (periods).

Stats:

10-40% of women in India suffer from Menorrhagia at some point in their menstrual life.

Symptoms:

  • Irregular bleeding
  • Prolonged Bleeding (Menorrhagia) more than 7 days
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Treatment:

Therapeutic options for D.U.B. depend on the diagnosis or the cause of the condition. Reasons for having it could range from endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, pregnancy or coagulation (blood) related problems like renal or liver issues and certain medications also. A lot of variety of tests might be needed to be performed to identify this and based on it, your doctor will either prescribe you medicines to heal or you might require a surgery to cure it.

Prognosis:

The progress depends on the condition you are suffering from. It may take time, but usually the problem goes away and it is easily solved. Very few cases will actually persist if diagnosis hasn’t been found or treatment has not been administered correctly.

Menstrual Cramps

What is Menstrual Cramps?

Women with painful menstruation (periods) are said to suffer from Dysmenorrhea.

Stats:

Every other woman (1 out of every 2) in India has missed her periods or had delayed periods once at least in her lifetime.

Symptoms:

  • Painful periods
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Back Pain
  • Weakness
  • Leg pain

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

This is a condition requiring a Gynaecologist’s opinion. She will get a detailed history of your past pregnancies and your family history. Depending on that a few tests will be requested to make sure everything is running fine in your body and is safe for your baby. An early Ultrasound at 6-8 weeks checks the position of the foetus and looks for heartbeat, followed by another at 11-13 weeks for checking for abnormalities in the baby. You can also ask any doubts or questions for diet & exercise especially for healthy weight gain for your BMI (Body Mass Index) per week.

Prognosis:

Most cases heal with treatment and progress is seen soon,however very few cases repress and may require follow ups and frequent medical treatment.

Fibroid

What is Fibroid?

A growth in the uterus that is a non-cancerous and that appears during the childbearing years.

Stats:

13.6 million women in India are suffering from fibroids.

Symptoms:

  • Feeling of mass in abdomen
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Heaviness and discomfort with growth of uterus
  • Back pain (lower)
  • Menstrual Irregularities (Period problems)
  • Abnormal bleeding

Treatment:

Treatment of Fibroids are usually possible with removal or shrinkage, depending on the size and the age of the patient. If left untreated, they may progress to a much more complicated scenario requiring open surgery. They are otherwise benign and do not turn cancerous.

Prognosis:

Treatment is usually successful and patients with fibroids do not need long term therapy. However, some fibroids may recur and hence women are advised to undergo annual check ups to look for any suspected signs of a relapse.

Infertility

What is Infertility?

Infertility is when a couple are trying to conceive without success in getting pregnant for 1 year or more.

Stats:

More than 10 million cases of Infertility occur in India every year.

Symptoms:

  • Not getting pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year
  • In women:irregular menstrual bleeding might be present if PCOD is the cause
  • Anxiety, anger or mood swings
  • Usually no additional symptoms are noticed

Treatment:

The cause of infertility may be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. Many treatments significantly improve the chances of getting pregnant. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs and surgery. In addition, assisted reproduction uses various medical techniques to fertilise an egg. Gynaecologists usually perform a wide array of tests to check for the problem and diagnose and treat accordingly. Tests include HSG, Laparoscopy, Ultrasound, blood tests and semen analysis. The best way is to ask your doctor as to what are the next best treatment options available for you and what else can be done to help. This ensures the doctor understands you and will then take you through all the choices you have for fertility.

Prognosis:

The prognosis depends on the diagnosis of the cause of infertility. However, in rare cases, it is not diagnosed and treatment then does not progress as expected. Predicting pregnancy is tough as mostly patients achieve results after the correct treatment is started, only after the right diagnosis is made.

Ovarian Cyst

What is Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian cyst is a small growth that can occur in any of your ovaries and may cause problems.

Stats:

Approximately 10% of women have a cyst in their ovary as per Ultrasound reports.

Symptoms:

  • Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Pain in lower abdomen (one or both-sided)
  • Period abnormalities

Treatment:

Doctors usually recommend patients an Ultrasound to diagnose and check the size, appearance and spread of the cyst. It is also recommended often to take certain pills to reduce the size of the cyst. Also you can go for a surgical removal of the cyst if it is too painful or if it appears doubtful. Options depend on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s opinion.

Prognosis:

All you need is some time for it to heal, and most cysts in young aged women heal with time. The others will require medical treatment and regular follow up to review progress. Improvement usually takes a couple of months to set in but patients usually don’t feel symptoms sooner.

PCOD

What is PCOD?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a syndrome common in women of reproductive age group, which causes hormonal imbalances in these patients.

Stats:

2 out of every 10 women have PCOS in India, and 1 in every 10 women worldwide have PCOS. It is the number 1 leading cause of Infertility in India today.

Symptoms:

  • Irregular periods, delayed or early periods
  • Acne is a very usual finding
  • Hirsutism, or facial hair and growth of hair over usually non-hairy areas of the body
  • Weight gain, with difficulty losing weight
  • A deeper voice,
  • Decreased size of breasts, and
  • Thinning of hair are also symptoms

Treatment:

Your doctor will always ask your Ultrasound Reports to make a diagnosis initially, and might also ask for other reports depending on your condition. Treatment options include ovulation induction or contraceptive pills that help you in making your periods regular. The regimen usually continues for a long time to achieve hormonal balance with medication since PCOD is a chronic illness, but some cases heal after treatment and do not need further therapy. If infertility has already set in, treatment needs a regular follow up to get regular ovulation & the desired results if you are planning to conceive.

Prognosis:

PCOD is a chronic illness that can be only controlled and not cured. Long-term effects of PCOS can cause Diabetes in Insulin-resistant cases. Some patients also may develop depression since PCOD has effects on the brain and patients might need to talk to a Psychologist regarding this if they feel overwhelmed.

Pregnancy

What is Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the condition when a woman is carrying an offspring in her uterus to grow into a fully mature foetus and later deliver a baby.

Stats:

Almost every woman in India has been or will try to get pregnant once in her lifetime. Teenage pregnancy accounts for 57% of all pregnancies, which means every 1 in 4 teens has been pregnant in her teenage.

Symptoms:

  • Missed periods
  • Nausea or vomiting maybe present
  • Giddiness and light-headedness
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Fatigue/ Feeling tired and weak
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • Sore or tender nipples and darkening of areola
  • Body pains and abdominal discomfort
  • A positive home urine pregnancy test (done correctly)

Top reasons to miss a Period in India: Pregnancy or PCOD. However, it could also be an adverse effect of one or more of the pills you might have taken, like an Ipill or Unwanted 72, which are popular emergency contraceptives.

Treatment:

This is a condition requiring a Gynaecologist’s opinion. She will get a detailed history of your past pregnancies and your family history. Depending on that a few tests will be requested to make sure everything is running fine in your body and is safe for your baby. An early Ultrasound at 6-8 weeks checks the position of the foetus and looks for heartbeat, followed by another at 11-13 weeks for checking for abnormalities in the baby. You can also ask any doubts or questions for diet & exercise especially for healthy weight gain for your BMI (Body Mass Index) per week.

Prognosis:

30% of all pregnancies have a risk of miscarriage. Also 3,519,100 babies are born preterm in India. However, majority of pregnancies proceed normally and deliver on time, Not all women get to deliver via Normal Vaginal Birth. 50% of deliveries are via Cesarean Section due to come or the other complications.

Vaginal Discharge

What is Vaginal Discharge?

All women at some stage or the other have had some vaginal discharge, either normal or pathologic. Approximately, 50% of all vaginal discharge is infectious.

Stats:

All women at some stage or the other have had some vaginal discharge, either normal or pathologic. Approximately, 50% of all vaginal discharge is infectious.

Symptoms:

  • Vaginal discharge that maybe white, yellow, green or brown
  • Foul odour from discharge
  • Foul odour from vagina
  • Itching around vulvar areas

Treatment:

Treatment for Vaginal discharge depends on the diagnosis of your condition. Usually your doctor will check it up and require a culture and testing to identify the offending pathogen and offer you medication based on the sensitivity. Seldom, an Ultrasound may also be required if it appears that the discharge is coming from a higher source such as the uterus.

Prognosis:

Vaginal discharge heals very easily and treatment is also very effective. Most cases require a simple diagnosis and treatment by a Gynaecologist to get well soon. But therapy is most always offered in couples (sexual partners), rather than only to patients alone since your partner can harbour the infection and return it to you when you are sexually active.

What Customers are saying

Dr. Garima is a very capable gynecologist. I highly recommend this doctor to all
Consult a Gynecologist online? I thought, no way! Well I just talked to one
It was my first time talking to a gynaecologist. She made me feel very comfortable. Thanks JustDoc
Dr. Priya is the best gynecologist I've seen. Very professional and she ask detailed questions
I was suffering from stomach pain for last 4 weeks. No gynecologist in my area was able to solve the problem. Coincidently, I tried JustDoc and found that they have top doctors listed

Meet the Specialist

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Max Hospital, Gynecologist 328 Consultation

Dr. Priya Kumar

Shraddha Healthcare, Gynecologist 632 Consultation

Dr. Gayathri Karthik

Manipal Hospital, Gynecologist 225 Consultation

Dr. Neha Sharma

Max Hospital, Gynecologist 442 Consultation

Dr. Shruti Kaushal

Maulana Azad (MAMC), Gynecologist 285 Consultation