Gynaecology pertains to the female reproductive system and sexual health. This part of a woman’s body is subjected to change throughout her life. Hence, the need for trusted care is paramount.
World class surgeons and physicians, a highly trained support staff, state of the art infrastructure and cutting-edge technology – this is what defines the Department of Gynaecology at the Gleneagles Global Health City.
Our doctors are well versed in treating every gynaecological condition, from screening and surgery to cancer care and high-risk pregnancies. Our team has always produced excellent results and we are confident that we will continue to do so. We are dedicated towards making lives more comfortable, treatment processes as pain free as possible and recoveries quicker; it is our goal to aid in the overall improvement of women’s health.
Hand in hand with gynaecology is child care and we at Gleneagles Global Health City are well known for providing superior quality care for the mother and her new born. The mother and her child are both our responsibility and we will ensure that their trust in us is not misplaced.
Primary Amenorrhea Clinic
Primary amenorrhea is when a girl does not get her menses by the age of 15 years but all other growth characteristics are normal. Girls around 13 years of age with absence of menses as well as other sexual growth characteristics are also said to have primary amenorrhea. Both conditions need complete examination to determine the cause and begin treatment. With treatment, the prognosis for this condition is good and menses will start.
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH in short is the underdevelopment of the female vagina and uterus. In some cases, the vagina and uterus might even be absent from birth. Women with MRKH have normal external genitalia; it is the internal genitalia that is not developed properly. Because of this, it often goes undetected initially. Only when a problem manifests (like failure in the onset of menses) is this condition diagnosed. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available.
Comprehensive Well Women Master Health Check-Up
Prevention is always better than cure. Our master health check-up focuses on detecting dormant issues and addressing them before they become advanced. Women often tend to ignore their health and problems are left untreated until they become serious. Being proactive and undergoing a master health check-up will ensure early detection that will automatically translate to quick treatment and fast recovery. For conditions like cancer, early detection is vital as treatment is more effective when rendered in the starting stages of the disease.
Focusing on the adolescent age group, which is typically from the onset of puberty till adulthood, our adolescent clinic deals with all the problems encountered in this age bracket. Sometimes, for certain issues, treatment will be given in conjunction with other departments for all encompassing care. For example, eating disorders might require professional expertise from the nutrition and psychology department. Depending on the condition, we collaborate across departments to give our patients the best care.
Fibroids are fibrous tissue growths in the walls of the uterus. There may be more than one fibroid with variations in sizes as well. Fibroids usually do not develop into cancers. They might not exhibit symptoms and are usually discovered during pregnancy or during ultrasound. In some cases, fibroids might cause heavy periods, bleeding between periods and pain in the pelvic region. We treat fibroids successfully with medication and if necessary, surgery.
When your menstrual cycle comes to an end, typically at around 50 years of age in most women, that time period is referred to as menopause. While menopause itself requires no treatment, some women may need help with the symptoms that lead to menopause. Hot flashes, irregular periods, mood swings, night sweats, etc. are all experienced during peri (the onset of) menopause. Preventive treatment at this stage is very important and the doctor will suggest various blood tests and screening procedures depending on the patient’s unique condition and history. Vaginal bleeding after menopause definitely warrants a check-up.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic
Any bleeding that falls under the below mentioned categories is called abnormal uterine bleeding. It includes:
- Bleeding in between two periods
- Periods that lasts much longer than usual
- Periods that are very heavy
All these conditions need to be checked as they could be caused by various factors like fibroids, cancer, polyp, etc. Sometimes, it could even be early signs of pregnancy.
Female Sexual Dysfunction Clinic
Problems related to lack of interest in sex, pain during sex or any other issue that stresses you and damages your relationship with your partner can be treated at our female sexual dysfunction clinic. Causes may be hormonal changes or some major illness like cancer which can affect your sexual activity. Treatment might include options like hormone therapy along with changing your lifestyle for the better, counselling, etc.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS in short, refers to the formation of follicles or cysts on the ovaries. Hormonal imbalance is thought to be a probable cause for this syndrome which is frequently found among many women of child bearing age. Manifesting as irregular and heavy periods, early treatment is of extreme importance as women suffering from PCOS are more prone to type 2 diabetes as well as heart diseases. Doctors also recommend healthy diet and exercise to promote weight loss among these women as it has a significant impact on PCOS.
When the body undergoes various changes due to pregnancy and child birth, the vagina and labia might undergo changes in both functionality and appearance. Cosmetic gynaecology addresses these concerns with more and more women opting for it nowadays.
Uro-gynaecologist typically treats the following conditions –
- Incontinence issues
- Problems with bowel movement
- Urinary tract infections
- Pelvic issues like pain
- Heaviness of vagina and any other sensation felt in the vagina
We understand that it might be uncomfortable and embarrassing for women to come forth on issues like the above. But you can rest assured that at Gleneagles Global Hospital our medical team will do their best to ensure your comfort and treat your condition with sensitivity.
Precautions to Be Taken
Everyone experiences stress. Women of today don many hats and the more responsibilities they take on, more is the stress they experience. Stress can manifest as headaches, fatigue, mood swings, anxiety and a host of other conditions. Ways to manage stress include making time for yourselves, indulging in activities you enjoy, eating healthy and if it all feels too much, never hesitating to seek professional help.
Get Regular Health Screening
Make time to get screening tests done. Lot of women delay screening tests as they feel normal. But the importance of regular screening cannot be emphasized enough. Conditions which commonly affect women like breast cancer, cervical cancer, etc. can be detected even before they manifest and treatment carried out when screening tests are done. Early treatment is key to recovery. We urge all women to undergo regular screening tests – we assure you that the benefits from these are too great to be ignored.
Though a lot of women are embarrassed to talk about it or get information on it, vaginal hygiene is an important part of healthy living. Your doctor can guide you on this. What kind of soaps to use, how to maintain vaginal cleanliness, what to do when you have vaginal discharge and other pertinent issues will be discussed.
Listen to Your Signs
Women need to be aware of the changes their body is undergoing. An important factor here is to make yourself aware of factual information. You can of course read up on this from various sources but speaking to your doctor and getting expert advice would be best. Being aware will help you take charge of your health and seek medical attention as soon as a condition crops up.