Prof. (Dr.) Subhas Ch. Biswas

Prof. (Dr.) Subhas Ch. Biswas

MBBS (Cal), MD (PGI, CHD), FICOG, FMAS, FIAOG, FIMSA ,Urogynae Specialist

For Appointment Call - +91 94335 68544

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Frequently Asked Question

1) At what age should I have my first Gynecology exam?

Unless there is a medical problem, you should have your first pelvic exam around the age of 21 years or sooner if you begin sexual activity.

2) At what age am I likely to become menopausal?

The average age of menopause is 50 to 51 years of age, but in some women it could happen earlier or later. If it happens before the age of 40, it is called "premature menopause". Menopause is a natural process that results from normal ageing of the ovaries.

3) When should I schedule my first prenatal visit?

If you’ve tested positive with a home pregnancy test, give us a call. We will schedule an appointment for you approximately eight weeks from your last menstrual period.

4) How do I know what is expected during pregnancy?

The changes of pregnancy are numerous and every woman has different experiences. It is recommended that any concerns or questions are discussed at your visits. It is helpful to make a list before each visit.

5) How do I know what is expected during pregnancy?

The changes of pregnancy are numerous and every woman has different experiences. It is recommended that any concerns or questions are discussed at your visits. It is helpful to make a list before each visit.

6) Can I travel during pregnancy?

Travel throughout most of the pregnancy is likely to be safe. If you choose to travel be sure to have easy access and contact details for a hospital that can provide the relevant services. No matter what stage in the pregnancy, it is important that you not sit for extended periods of times. Our recommendation is that if you will be sitting for an extended period of time, either in an airplane or in the car, you should get up to walk every hour in an effort to decrease the risk of blood clot development. The use of support stockings and keeping well hydrated is very important. If any concerns do not hesitate to make an appointment shortly before your departure.

7) Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

For most women, there is no medical reason not to have sex during pregnancy. Unless your pregnancy is classified as high risk or if there are other safety concerns, you and your partner can have sex without fear of harming your baby.

8) Should I continue to work during pregnancy?

Most of the time, a healthy woman with no complications in her pregnancy can keep working until the end of her pregnancy. Some may need to make some changes. If you are experiencing problems that you feel may be related to your job, please discuss this at one of your appointments

9) What exercise is recommended in pregnancy?

Exercise can help strengthen muscles and lessen some of the discomforts of pregnancy. It may give you more energy and make you feel better.

The type of exercise you can do during pregnancy depends on your health and how active you were before you became pregnant. This is not a good time to take up a new, hard sport. If you were active before, you can continue to be within reason.

10) Can I Continue To Eat And Drink Foods That Contain Artificial Sweeteners?

Women are encouraged to avoid anything that contains aspartame, which is found in products like Sweet and Low. However the artificial sweetener Splenda is deemed to be okay to consume while pregnant, since it is made from all-natural ingredients

11) What Symptoms Should Be Reported To My Physician?

Just some of the symptoms that should be reported to your physician includes contractions, bleeding, intense headaches, cramping, decreased movement of the baby, a fever of over 100 degrees, loss of fluid from the vagina, or any other symptoms that seem abnormal.

12) What Are Some Suggestions For Dealing With Morning Sickness?

Some recommendations for easing morning sickness includes:
• Get out of bed slowly in the morning, and try to avoid sudden or jolty movements
• Eat several small meals during the day so your stomach doesn't remain empty for long
• Avoid fried, greasy, and spicy foods
• Drink soups and other liquids between meals
• Eat a piece of bread or a few crackers before you get out of bed in the morning, or whenever you feel nauseous.
• Have some juice, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese before you go to bed or before you wake up.
• Ginger candy or tea can help nausea.
• Vitamin B supplements can also help relieve nausea

13) Will you see me for a second opinion?

I am happy to see anyone for a second opinion. Many of the patients I see are referred to me from other consultants or from outside of the Cambridge region. I see a lot of women for second opinions in my NHS practice, where I run a tertiary clinic for women with complex or refractory problems. If you would like to see me for a second opinion it is useful for you or your GP to provide as much information with you as possible, including letters, reports and scans.

14) Does a gynecological examination hurt?

Gynecological examination is not painful in itself. However, some women may experience slight discomfort, which greatly depends on their attitude towards the examination. It is important to be relaxed during the examination and not to stretch vaginal muscles and the examination will run with less discomfort.

15) I Am Experiencing Some Burning While Urination, Is There Anything To Help With The Pain?

When dealing with burning urination, it is advised that you increase your fluid intake. Drinking Cranberry Juice has also long been recognized as helpful in alleviating the symptoms of what might be a bladder infection. Women who experience burning while urinating are strongly encouraged to have a urinalysis performed so that the exact problem can be identified and diagnosed. Your gynecologist may then recommend other treatment, or they may decide that the prescription of medicine is the best course of action

16) I Am Experiencing Vaginal Discharge And Some Vaginal Itching. Could I Have An Infection?

It's very common for most women to have some vaginal discharge, which may occur more or less at different times of the month, depending on the individual. However, it is important to note whether or not the vaginal discharge has a foul odor to it, as this may indicate a bacterial infection. Vaginal itching accompanied by a thick, white discharge could potentially indicate a yeast infection. It is advisable to seek out a gynecologist for a simple exam to confirm the diagnosis and for swift and effective treatment, as abnormal vaginal discharge can usually be treated with medication.

17) I Skipped One Of My Birth Control Pills, And I Am Now Experiencing Vaginal Bleeding. What Should I Do?

The skipping of just one birth control pill can potentially produce a hormone imbalance, and which can cause a symptom referred to as "breakthrough bleeding." This is a relatively normal occurrence, and you should take the missed pill as soon as you realize you've skipped it. If you have skipped more than two birth control pills, you should use another form of birth control for the remainder of the month, and then contact your physician.

18) I Missed My Period But The Pregnancy Test Is Negative. What Should I Do?

Women who miss a period but find their pregnancy test result to be negative should cautiously monitor the situation, as sometimes something as simple as an increase in stress can cause a woman to miss her period. However, if the same thing happens during the next cycle, you should contact your physician immediately to schedule an appointment; you may need to change your birth control.

19) I Experience Cramping And Moodiness During My Period. Is There Anything That I Can Do To Help With This?

Since Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, is very common for a lot of women, there are a variety of ways to ease its symptoms of bloating, irritability, and moodiness. Women are encouraged to avoid or decrease caffeine intake, limit salt, and to develop a healthy exercise routine, among other things. There are also vitamin supplements that are intended to specifically help with the symptoms of PMDD. If natural methods don't alleviate your symptoms, there are certain medications that can be prescribed by a physician

20) What Is Menopause, And What Kind Of Symptoms Can I Anticipate?

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her menstrual periods lessen in frequency or stop entirely, and the ovaries begin to produce smaller amounts of three hormones- estrogen, androgen, and progesterone. The average age when an American woman experiences the beginning of menopause is around 51 years old, and most women can expect their menopause to begin around the same time that her mother's began. An early-stage menopausal woman may experience hot flashes, as well as night sweats, vaginal dryness, and possibly the onset of osteoporosis..