Getting a ovarian cyst pain treated

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting a ovarian cyst pain treated

Having large ovarian cysts can be extremely painful for women. They can occur in many women but are more likely in women that have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or who are on medication to stimulate their ovaries such as people having fertility treatments.  Here are some of the options if you have an ovarian cyst.  Wait and see In some cases, ovarian cysts will naturally decrease in size over time. Some gynaecologists recommend waiting to see if the ovarian cyst is stable in size, or growing or shrinking, over time. This can be done via non-intrusive ultrasounds and can be a good option for a cyst that is not causing major issues.  Medications There are a few medication options for controlling cysts, including birth control pills which can control the amount of ovarian stimulation. This is obviously not a great option for people who are trying to conceive a baby, but sometimes spending a few cycles on a birth control pill can allow the cyst to shrink. This may allow the ovary to function without pain once the patient stops using the birth control pill.  Surgery Surgery to remove an ovarian cyst in usually done by laparoscopically, which makes it a relatively simple operation to recover from. The gynaecologist inserts a thin tube with a camera and laser into the abdomen via the belly button. This allows the gynaecologist to delicately slice and remove the cyst and cauterise the wounds to minimise any bleeding. This technique allows a very precise cutting technique which maximises the chance of the ovary continuing to function successfully, as the blood flow to the ovary is not affected. Even if the ovary does need to be removed or is affected, patients can generally conceive at a similar rate to women with two ovaries.   In some clients who have had recurrent issues with ovarian cysts and severe pain, it may be useful to remove the entire ovary. This can operation is known as an oophorectomy, and it can stop the cysts from recurring. Removal of both ovaries will trigger menopause in women who have not yet hit menopause, so is only done in severe cases where there is no future interest in conception.  If you are having issues with ovarian cyst pain it is a good idea to go to an experienced gynaecologist or laparoscopic surgeries service to get the issue officially diagnosed. The gynaecologist can then work out the best way to treat the cysts, considering your medical history and future conception...

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3 Drug-Free Remedies For Morning Sickness

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Drug-Free Remedies For Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy and typically resolves after the first trimester. The exact cause of morning sickness or why it affects some women and not others is not known, but it may be due to the level of pregnancy hormones in your body and how they affect the area of your brain that causes nausea. Regardless of the cause, morning sickness can make the first few months of your pregnancy pretty miserable and interfere with your ability to keep up with daily tasks. Your obstetrician can prescribe antiemetic medication for morning sickness, but you may want to try a drug-free remedy first. Here are three natural remedies to consider: Ginger Ginger can combat morning sickness by relaxing the muscles in your intestinal tract. You can buy ginger teabags or make your own tea by infusing fresh ginger with warm water and a little honey. It’s best to sip the tea throughout the day as gulping large amounts of fluid can make nausea worse. If you’re not a fan of ginger tea, try eating a ginger biscuit first thing in the morning or sucking on a ginger sweet when you feel a bout of sickness coming on. Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 has been shown to be effective at reducing morning sickness, but you should only take supplements with your doctor’s approval. Pregnant women should consume between 1.9-2mg of vitamin B6 daily, so if you want to boost your dietary intake of this vitamin, try eating the following foods when you’re able: Brown rice Avocado Banana Salmon Chickpeas Acupressure Acupressure practitioners believe that putting pressure on a specific area of your wrist can ease morning sickness by triggering your brain to release chemicals that ease nausea. You can try acupressure at home by following these steps: Place your middle and index fingers of one hand on the opposite wrist just below the crease line that marks the end of your hand and the start of your wrist. Your index finger will be positioned between two tendons, and this is the spot you need to press to reduce morning sickness. Use your index finger and press firmly on this spot for up to half a minute whenever you feel nauseous. Repeat these steps on your opposite wrist, ensuring you press on both wrists each time you practice this acupressure technique. Severe or prolonged morning sickness can cause dehydration, so always let your obstetrician know if you’re experiencing morning sickness. They can monitor your electrolyte levels and recommend prescription drugs when appropriate. If you have specific questions about dealing with morning sickness or other things related to pregnancy, contact a doctor who specializes in pregnancy like Dr Andrew...

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