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Nuchal Translucency Scan

Nuchal Translucency Scan

Nuchal Translucency Scan is an early pregnancy scan which is performed between 11 to 14 weeks. The 6 weeks pregnant scan generally confirms a live intrauterine fetus. The next scan that you will be advised for is a NT scan which is a first trimester screening test for Down’s syndrome. Nuchal Translucency is the measurement […]

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Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that is used to confirm pregnancy and to monitor the growth of the fetus throughout the nine months. The science behind pregnancy ultrasound is creating sound waves by a transducer which are reflected back from the uterus and baby. These waves are converted to visual images by a computer and […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience in a women’s life. Around the 10-15th day of your menstrual cycle, ovulation takes place and an egg is released from the ovary into the Fallopian tubes. If the egg is fertilized by a sperm, the fertilized egg is propelled by the movements of the Fallopian tubes into the uterine […]

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UTI | Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy

UTI | Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy

A urinary tract infection is commonly understood as burning in urine. But the complete picture is much wider. It is the name given to all the infections of the urinary system of our body. It would be nice to understand a little detail about this urinary system and the urinary tract infections, more particularly when […]

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HCG | Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HCG | Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

What is HCG? Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that is secreted by the cells surrounding the embryo which will go on to form the placenta. This hormone can be detected in the blood and urine. The most common use of HCG test is to confirm whether a woman is pregnant or not. It is […]

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Rat-Bite Fever

Rat-Bite Fever

Rat-bite fever is a rare, infectious, non contagious, yet life threatening ailment that can occur due to two different types of bacteria. There are two types of this disease: Streptobacillus moniliformin causes streptobacillary RBF that is prevalent in North America. Spirillum minus cause spirillary RBF that is found more in Asia. It is also called […]

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11 Weeks Pregnant

11 Weeks Pregnant

As you enter the week 11 of your pregnancy, you are standing at a curve in this journey and your first trimester is nearing its end. You have crossed an important phase and so has your baby. A 11 week fetus is growing each day and at this stage is of the size of a […]

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10 Weeks Pregnant

10 Weeks Pregnant

The world counts in days and months, but for you “weeks” is the word on your mind. Today, you are 10 weeks pregnant, and your baby is now in the beginning of the fetal stage of development where the body parts and internal organs grow and mature as each day goes by. The baby has […]

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Whipple’s Disease

Whipple’s Disease

Whipple’s disease is a rare gastrointestinal infectious condition, named after American pathologist, George Whipple, for his discovery of the bacteria responsible for it. He also named the disease intestinal lipodystrophy on his observation of fat and fatty acid deposits in the mucosa and lymph nodes. Not a contagious disorder, it can prove life threatening by […]

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9 Weeks Pregnant

9 Weeks Pregnant

Greetings! it’s your 9 Weeks pregnant period. As yet another week goes by and you enter the week 9 of this life changing journey called pregnancy, your little bub has gone from being a primitive form of life “fetus” to an “embryo”. The vital organs are developing though they are still in their developmental stage […]

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