Breast Abscess (Mastitis)

Breast abscess is basically the inflamed, pus-filled, and hardened breast tissue felt as a lump. The abscess is due to bacteria (staphylococcus aureus) that cause the breast to turn inflamed and red, resulting in an infection called mastitis. If the infection is not treated in time, a breast abscess likely results. The pus comprises a […]

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Birth Defect

Also called congenital disorder, birth defect refers to the problems a baby faces (when still in the womb) with regard to the formation, development and functioning of its vital body organs. The defect could hurt the baby’s metabolism or alter its body part’s structure or function. Birth defects could be minor, requiring no special treatment; […]

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Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric ultrasound (also called pregnancy sonogram, obstetric sonogram, prenatal ultrasound and obstetric ultrasonography) is a procedure that refers to usage of ultrasound scans during pregnancy. During the procedure, an equipment called real-time scanner (transducer) is positioned over the pregnant woman’s stomach, resulting in a series of continuous pictures that depict the moving fetus. Movements like […]

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Cervical Incompetence

Also called cervical insufficiency, cervical incompetence is the inability of the cervix to remain shut during pregnancy. This means the cervix cannot bear pregnancy weight. Generally, the cervix is supposed to stay closed throughout the pregnancy. However, when the baby grows and becomes heavier, it puts pressure on the cervix. A weak or incompetent cervix […]

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgery performed to remove a woman’s uterus. The procedure is carried out to eliminate the problems linked with pelvic pain, menstruation, tumors, etc. The operation type and also the need to remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix along with the uterus is determined based on the problem in hand. Once a hysterectomy […]

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