“WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN???”

“WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN????”

Frequently patients are coming to opd’s very distressed with burning micturition again and again and they are losing their productive hours in visiting clinics. Here are few tips to reduce these distressing symptoms and you can save your productive hours

What is recurrent UTI?

UTI that develops within 2 weeks of treated UTI with new infection or by original uropathogen.

What is the incidence of recurrent UTI?

0.3 -7.6 Episodes / year. Most recurrent infections are from bacteria colonizing the faecal / periuretheral reservoir.

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Dysuria/frequency/urgency/hematuria/backpain/costovertebral-angle tenderness/absence of vaginal discharge and irritation.

Why is this happening again and again?

If you are having frequent sex, using spermicides and diaphragms for contraception, you are having focus for it like calculus, abscess, cystic disease, douches.

How can I prevent it?

Stay well hydrated, void regularly, avoid douches, scented bubble bath, void immediately after coitus, wear loose undergarments, practice basic restroom hygiene like washing your private area from front to back and never vice versa, eat vitamin –C rich foods.

Does this have any relation with menstruation or my partner?

Yes, very well, if your menstrual or sexual hygiene is poor, then you are likely to suffer from recurrent UTI.

What should I do, if I am the victim for it?

You can start 3-day antibiotics therapy with flouroquinolones all by yourself, but if you are not relieved then consult your consultant and get yourself investigated and treated. Also you can have cranberry juice or tablets.

What are the mandatory investigations for me?

Urine routine, microscopy and culture.

What is the carry home message?

THE CARRY HOME MESSAGE IS TO KEEP YOURSELF WELL HYDRATED AND HAVE GOOD MENSTRUAL AND SEX HYGEINE………..

KEY WORDS;

Recurrent, UTI, hydration, hygiene ,message.

 

 

WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN????

Frequently patients are coming to opd’s very distressed with burning micturition again and again and they are losing their productive hours in visiting clinics. Here are few tips to reduce these distressing symptoms and you can save your productive hours

What is recurrent UTI?

UTI that develops within 2 weeks of treated UTI with new infection or by original uropathogen.

What is the incidence of recurrent UTI?

0.3 -7.6 Episodes / year. Most recurrent infections are from bacteria colonizing the faecal / periuretheral reservoir.

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Dysuria/frequency/urgency/hematuria/backpain/costovertebral-angle tenderness/absence of vaginal discharge and irritation.

Why is this happening again and again?

If you are having frequent sex, using spermicides and diaphragms for contraception, you are having focus for it like calculus, abscess, cystic disease, douches.

How can I prevent it?

Stay well hydrated, void regularly, avoid douches, scented bubble bath, void immediately after coitus, wear loose undergarments, practice basic restroom hygiene like washing your private area from front to back and never vice versa, eat vitamin –C rich foods.

 

Does this have any relation with menstruation or my partner?

Yes, very well, if you’re menstrual or sexual hygiene is poor, then you are likely to suffer from recurrent UTI.

What should I do, if I am the victim for it?

You can start 3-day antibiotics therapy with flouroquinolones all by yourself, but if you are not relieved then consult your consultant and get yourself investigated and treated. Also you can have cranberry juice or tablets.

What are the mandatory investigations for me?

Urine routine, microscopy and culture.

What is the carry home message?

THE CARRY HOME MESSAGE IS TO KEEP YOURSELF WELL HYDRATED AND HAVE GOOD MENSTRUAL AND SEX HYGEINE………..

KEY WORDS;

Recurrent, UTI, hydration, hygiene ,message.

 

 

 

WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE

“What every woman should know  about  Stress Urinary Incontinence”

 

  • Leakage of urine is called as urinary incontinence.

 

  • If urine leaks while coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting heavy weight, it is stress urinary incontinence.

 

  • The foremost thing is that you should not be embarrassed about it and feel isolated. You are not the only one living with it. One out of four women has some form of urinary incontinence.

 

  • Do not decrease the quantity of liquids that you consume daily. This will not decrease the urinary leak. In fact, by doing this, you increase your chances of acquiring urinary tract infection.

 

  • You should not take it as just part of ageing process and keep living a poor quality of life.

 

  • The problem is treatable.

 

  • If the problem is mild i.e. if you leak just a few drops of urine, you might get benefitted by doing Kegel’s exercises.

 

  • Kegel’s exercises can be started by first identifying the pelvic floor muscles. You can stop urination in midstream and feel for the muscles which contract at that time.

 

  • You need to strengthen these muscles. Initially, start holding the contractions for a few seconds and then relax. Do it a few times.

 

  • Perfect your technique and try to hold the contractions for ten seconds. Practice doing ten sets three times a day.

 

  • Do not contract your abdominal or thigh muscles while doing the Kegel’s exercises.

 

  • Also, do not make it a habit to stop urination midstream as it can lead to incomplete urinary bladder emptying and hence urinary tract infections

 

  • If the problem is severe, you will require surgery. In the era of tension free vaginal tapes, the results are very promising.

 

       “   STAY   AWARE   &   ENJOY   A   QUALITY   LIFE  ”

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You can save an emergency by an emergency

  YOU CAN SAVE AN EMERGENCY BY AN EMERGENCY

          Hey this emergency is not something related to emergency rooms              or operation- theatre. It is related to contraception.

  • Emergency contraception is the method of preventing pregnancy after the act of intercourse.
  • Various methods available for the same are….morning after pill, Cu-T.
  • Cu-T can be inserted within 5 days of act and pills can be taken within 72 hours i.e.3 days, but for Cu-T insertion you need to visit doctor or health worker, so emergency oral contraceptive pill is fine.
  • Most effective if taken within 12 hours of act(Golden period),and its effective if taken within 72 hours ,but if 72 hours have passed, even then you can have it till 5 days, though efficacy will be reduced.
  • If you are having regular periods, pills or Cu-T are effective if you had sex in first half of your cycle as they inhibit ovulation.
  • Failure can be there if you take them in your second half. So girls be careful.
  • Who needs emergency contraception: Any woman of reproductive age group may need emergency contraception at some point of her life.
  • As no drug is free from side-effects and contraindications, so is the emergency contraception. It may lead to menstrual irregularities and ectopic pregnancy too. People with migraine or liver disorders take them carefully.
  •      So guys enjoy your life, but be careful. Let emergency be emergency, don’t use it regularly for contraception purpose……..

Healthy mother leads to healthy baby

             Healthy Mother Leads To Healthy Baby

Motherhood comes with responsibilities. Pregnancy is quite demanding. You need to prepare yourself mentally and physically for all the changes taking place in mind, body and environment. It is very challenging for all the would be mothers especially the working women. So would be mothers, here are some suggestions for you:

  • Have regular antenatal check-ups as suggested by your treating obstetrician.
  • Eat well…..It’s not the time to experiment or diet. You stick to your normal diet, not the diet for two norm.
  • Watch your tea or coffee intake as excessive intake may lead to abortion, low birth weight, stomach upset.
  • Avoid raw meat, raw eggs, edibles with raw eggs like mayonnaise, ajinomoto, soft cheese, fish and unpasteurized milk as they may be contaminated with microorganisms and in case of fish with pollutants.
  • Have sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds(til), soyabeans, walnuts (akhrot) and olive oil.
  • Drink 3 -4 glasses of milk per day. It will provide you the required calcium.
  • Take your daily supplements….Folic acid in first three months , iron and calcium in next six months.
  • Don’t self medicate at any cost especially first three months as this is the period for your child’s organ development. Self medication may harm your child’s development.
  • Exercise right and under guidance. If guidance is not possible,then please- please don’t do strenuous exercises or jogging. Just do your daily walk, breathing exercises.
  • And most important, sleep well. Don’t adopt bed rest until advised by your treating obstetrician.Try to sleep on your side rather than straight on your back.
  • Avoid travelling in first and last 3 months, if not possible to avoid then train is better than bus.

                      Wishing you a happy pregnancy and motherhood.

 

DON’T CONDEMN SEX,CONDOM IT

                               “DONT CONDEMN SEX, CONDOM IT”

On every December 1, we celebrate World AIDS Day. On this occasion, talking about the importance of sex education is a must.

Puberty is usually a confusing time for the child and it is a big challenge for the parents to cater the emotional and physical needs of the child. Lots of new changes take place during this period and there is no platform available where the child gets correct and complete information.

Most of the information that the teenagers get is from their peers or media. Usually this information is incomplete and dubious. The present Indian scenario is also such that parents hesitate to talk about sexual matters with the children. It is important that rather than avoiding discussing these matters, we talk about them and address their concerns.

Safe sex awareness can be started at home and it can play an important role in decreasing the incidence of teenage and unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and……… As a parent we need to understand that there is nothing embarrassing in talking about sex. In fact, we must realise the hazards of lack of sex education.

However, knowledge only will not bring any major change if we don’t adopt it in practice. For example, so many of us know that unprotected sex can lead to AIDS but how many are really using barrier contraceptives. The message that we want to put across is

DONT CONDEMN SEX, CONDOM IT.

Then only,the purpose of celebrating world AIDS day will be actualized. Let us together build a healthy India.