Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Lotus Diagnostic Centre

At Lotus Diagnostic Centre, our team of highly experienced specialists in Obstetrics & Gynaecology are physicians with deep knowledge and expertise in medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system. We cater to the medical needs of a lady from adolescence through pregnancy, menopause and post-menopause.

Our OB-GYNs specialist also address general health needs, such as screening for mental health issues, filling prescriptions for common ailments, performing blood work for common diseases, and referring people to another specialist as needed.

Conditions examined under the obstetrics & gynaecology department at Lotus include:

  • Sexual or reproductive health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases testing and treatment.
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic masses
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Cancer screening – ovarian, uterine, endometrial, cervical.
  • Abnormal Pap smears assessment and treatment
  • Management of urinary issues, such as urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence
  • Treating common problems, such as anemia
  • Breast exams and breast health management, including mammograms and other breast cancer screenings.
  • Contraception and family planning

Why Choose Lotus?

Lotus Diagnostic Centre has an expert panel of doctors with deep expertise in concerned speciality. The clinic is equipped with its own diagnostic centre which has state of art equipments. Since we have in-house state of art diagnostic capabilities and imaging services which are housed used one roof, our patients avail a seamless experience while seeking consultation, getting tests done and availing their treatment protocols.

Pregnancy Care (Obstetrics) at Lotus

Our Obstetrics and Gynaecology OPD is led by a team of specialists who offer consultation and medical guidance to pregnant women, helping them have a safe pregnancy and delivery. Our consultants stay associated during the entire pregnancy tenure by provide a wide range of preventive care services, including diagnostic and testing, imaging and blood work. When necessary we reach out to an associated speciality (endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, medicine etc.) for guidance so that your pregnancy is stress free and joyful. Your’s and your baby’s health becomes our continuous priority.

Consultations offered are:

  • Routine pregnancy care through antenatal visits.
  • Diet counselling
  • Immunization during pregnancy.
  • Fetal ultrasound by Fetal medicine specialists for monitoring growth and development of your baby.
  • High risk pregnancy management, such as gestational DM, hypertension, Renal disease, cardiac disease, Coagulopathies.
  • Management of recurrent abortions, ectopic pregnancies.
  • Suspected Infertility

When Should You Visit an OB-GYN

1. Menopause

Menstruation or period as it is more commonly known, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs in women of reproductive age as a monthly cycle. When a woman ceases to menstruate for 12 months, she is considered to have entered into menopause. The age at which it can happen varies from 40s to 50s. This transition is generally accompanied by many discomforting symptoms that arise due to hormonal changes the woman’s body undergoes during this time.

2. Pelvic floor disorders

Our consultants will guide you with utmost care as they work towards resolving issues such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infection

3. Cancer

Gynaecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. Four main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs are cervical, ovarian, uterine, endometrial. Our doctor stand in solidarity to offer support to patients undergoing this disease. They engage with such patients to conduct assessment for and diagnosis of gynaecological cancers and then plan treatment accordingly. They also consult for pre-cancerous gynaecological lesions

4. Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries — each about the size and shape of an almond — on each side of the uterus. Eggs (ova), which develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during the childbearing years.

Many women have ovarian cysts at some time. Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority disappears without treatment within a few months. However, ovarian cysts — especially those that have ruptured — can cause serious symptoms. To protect your health, get regular pelvic exams and know the symptoms that can signal a potentially serious problem.

5. Pelvic Pain

Some gynaecologic disorders cause cyclic pain (i.e. pain recurring during the same phase of the menstrual cycle). In others, pain is a discrete event unrelated to menstrual cycles. Whether onset of pain is sudden or gradual helps discriminate between the two. Overall, the most common gynaecologic causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ovulation (mittelschmerz)
  • Endometriosis

Uterine fibroids can cause pelvic pain if they are degenerating or if their location in the uterus results in excessive bleeding or cramping. Most uterine fibroids do not cause pain.

Non-gynaecologic disorders that can cause pelvic pain may be

  • Gastrointestinal (GI; eg, tumors, constipation, high perirectal abscess)
  • Urinary (eg, cystitis, interstitial cystitis, calculi)
  • Musculoskeletal (eg, diastasis of the pubic symphysis due to previous vaginal deliveries, abdominal muscle strains)
  • Psychogenic (eg, somatization; effects of previous physical, psychologic, or sexual abuse)

6. Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The lining of your uterus is called the endometrium.

Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows on your ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining your pelvis. It’s unusual for endometrial tissue to spread beyond your pelvic region, but it’s not impossible. Endometrial tissue growing outside of your uterus is known as an endometrial implant.

The hormonal changes of your menstrual cycle affect the misplaced endometrial tissue, causing the area to become inflamed and painful. This means the tissue will grow, thicken, and break down. Over time, the tissue that has broken down has nowhere to go and becomes trapped in your pelvis.

This tissue trapped in your pelvis can cause:

  • irritation
  • scar formation
  • adhesions, in which tissue binds your pelvic organs together
  • severe pain during your periods
  • fertility problems

7. Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.

Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. You can have a single fibroid or multiple ones. In extreme cases, multiple fibroids can expand the uterus so much that it reaches the rib cage and can add weight.

Many women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives. But you might not know you have uterine fibroids because they often cause no symptoms. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

8. Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea is uterine pain around the time of menses. Pain may occur with menses or precede menses by 1 to 3 days. Pain tends to peak 24 hours after onset of menses and subside after 2 to 3 days. It is usually sharp but may be cramping, throbbing, or a dull, constant ache; it may radiate to the legs.

Headache, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, lower back pain, and urinary frequency are common; vomiting occurs occasionally.

Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may occur during part or all of menses.

9. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a disorder of the endocrine system, while PCOD is a condition developed by the imbalance of hormones.

Women may develop PCOS during child bearing age. It happens when reproductive hormones undergo disbalance leading to ovary disfunction. Polycystic means “multiple cysts.”  Because of the presence of cysts, ovaries are not able to release eggs regularly. When the egg fails to get released, fluid builds up around the eggs, forming sacs called cysts. The disorder is named after this feature, but not all women diagnosed with PCOS will have cysts in their ovaries.

10. Reproductive Tract Infections

Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) include three types of infection: a) sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, chancroid, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HPV. b) endogenous infections, which are caused by overgrowth of organisms normally present in the genital tract of healthy women, such as bacterial vaginosis or vulvovaginal candidiasis; and c) iatrogenic infections, which are associated with improperly performed medical procedures such as unsafe abortion or poor delivery practices.

11. Vulva and Vagina Skin Disorders

Some of the skin disorders that affect the vulva include folliculitis, contact dermatitis, Bartholin gland cysts, lichen simplex chronicus, lichen sclerosus, and lichen planus.

Samples of vaginal discharge may be taken for testing. In some cases, a biopsy is needed to confirm diagnosis of a disease.

Vaccinations in the Speciality

Immunization against influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases is an essential component of women’s health care. At Lotus we aim to Integrate Immunizations into routine Ob-Gyn care.

Getting the flu shot and the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from infection and can also help protect your baby after birth before he or she can be vaccinated. This is important because the flu and whooping cough can be particularly dangerous for infants.

Other Recommendations may be:

  • Tetanus toxoid
  • Reduced diphtheria toxoid
  • Acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV).

Our OB-GYN Specialists