Category Archives: Gynaecology

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DYSMENORRHOEA

Dysmenorrhoea is one of the commonest gynaecological condition that affects the quality of life of many women in their reproductive years.

Although it is not a serious medical problem. Usually menstrual cramps are a common problem for adolescent girls and women.

The menstrual symptoms are severe enough to keep her away from functioning at work or school for a day or two each month.

WHAT IS DYSMENORRHOEA?

Dysmenorrhoea is also known as painful periods or menstrual cramps.
It refers to pain occuring before or during menstruation or both. It is commonly reffered to as period pain or menstrual cramp.

TYPES OF DYSMENORRHOEA :

PRIMARY DYSMENORRHOEA

Primary dysmenorrhoea is a type where there is no underlying gynaecological disorder but is related to normal process of menstruation.

It is the most common type affecting more than 50 % of women.

This type is common in early 20’s or adolescent.

Fortunately for many women the problem eases as they mature, particularly after pregnancy.

SECONDARY DYSMENORRHOEA

In secondary dysmenorrhoea the pain is generally related to some kind of gynaecologic disorder.

Most of these disorders can be easily treated with medicines.

This type is more likely to affect during late adulthood.

CAUSES OF DYSMENORRHOEA :

Menstrual cramps occur because of contractions in the uterus or womb.
If the contractions are too strongly during menstrual cycle, it can press against the nearby blood vessels causing pain.

PRIMARY DYSMENORRHOEA :

It is thought to be caused by excessive level of prostaglandin hormones which is responsible for constraction during menstruation and child birth.

Factors that make the pain of primary dysmenorrhoea even worse include a heavier or irregular menstrual periods., lack of excercise, psychological or social stress, obesity, a positive family history of dys menorrhoea.

SECONDARY DYSMENORRHOEA :

Secondary dysmenorrhoea may be caused by a number of conditions.
Endometriosis : fragments of endometrial lining that are found on pelvic organs.
Fibroids: they are benign tumors that develop within the uterine wall.
Pelvic inflammatory disease: Infection of the fallopian tubes,.ovaries,.uterus and cervix.
Ovarian cys or tumours.

SYMPTOMS OF DYSMENORRHOEA :

The main symptom which the patient presents with is Pain.

The pain is usually present in the lower abdomen during menstruatution, with pain in the hips, lower back, thighs.

The pain usually starts shortly before or at thr begining of menstrual period.

Pain increases around 24 hours after start of menstrual bleeding and usually subsides after 2 to 3 days.

It usually presents Congestive or spasmodic type of pains.

Other symptoms include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis of dysmenorrhoea can be usually made based on the presenting complaints and history of the patient. When the symptoms are severe, pelvic examinatiom or an Ultrasound may be advised to rule out any underlying pathology.

HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH IN DYSMENORRHOEA.

Homeopathy is very beneficial in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea. The selection of homeopathic medicine is based on detailed case history and analysis of the patient. The aim is not only to treat pain but to also address the underlying cause of the complaints.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES COMMONLY INDICATED IN DYSMENORRHOEA ARE AS FOLLOWS

MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM

Mag phos is one of the most indicated remedy for dysmennorhoea. The pains calling for it are neuralgic, crampy preceeding the flow and great indication for the use of this remedy is the relief from warmth and aggravation from motion. Uterine engorgements with characteristic crampy pains indicate this remedy.

PULSATILLA

Pulsatilla is indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea. The menses are dark in colour and delayed, the flow is sacnty with severe pain, with great chilliness. The pains gripe and double the patient up. Indicated in congestive and spasmodic type pain.

CIMICIFUGA

The characteristic indication of this remedy is dysmennorhoea. Pains flying accross the pelvic region from one side to other. It is especially useful im neuralgic and rheumatic cases. Headache preceeding menses., during mesnses sharp pains across abdomen has to double up, labor like pains with debility and scanty flow.

SEPIA

Indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea. Weak uterus, with bearing down senasation as if the organs would fall out must cross her legs. Menses delayed, sacanty, irregular, early or profuse. Violent pains upward in the vagina. Irritable tired and chilly. Desires sour food. Aggravation from cold and relieved from warmth.

SABINA

Indicated in dysmenorrhoea where there are severe cramps which extend from low back to pubis, also extends from uterus to thighs. Blood is bright red with clots. Shooting pains up in the vagina relieved by lying flat on back with extended limbs.

COCCULUS

Indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea in women who have cramping or pressing type of pain in the pelvic or abdominal region along with weakness and dizziness. Presents with headache and nausea, feeling of numbness of the body. Worse from standing or any exertion and relieved by lying down.

LILIUM TIG

Indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea which includes menstrual irritabilty and cramping pain with bearing down feeling during periods. The women may need to sit with crossed legs. Worse from strong emotions or excitement and better from fresh air.

BELLADONA

Indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea where the symptoms are very intense and come and go suddenly accompanied by a feeling of heat. The mesntrual flow is typically bright red, profuse and may have to begin too early with cramping pain worse from jar and touch, yet applying steady pressure relieves the patient. Aggravation from walking or bending.

COLOCYNTH

Colocynth is indicated in case of dysmenorrhoea. Presents with menstrual colic. Menstrual blood is dark red often with clots. Menstrual colic where relief comes from bending double or pressure applied by hand. Patient is very nervous.

CAULOPHYLLUM

Caulophyllum is indicated in case of dysmenorhoea where the patient presents with spasmodic pains. Bearing down pain. Continous spasms of uterus. Pain in the lower abdomen, back extending to thighs. Spasmodic pains in between periods.

FEW WAYS TO EASE THE MENSTRUAL PAIN.

  • Doing mild exercise like stretching, walking or cycling. Exercise improves blood flow and helps to reduce pelvic pain.
  • Take a warm bath
  • Holding a heating pad or hot water bag on lower abdomen or back wil help to ease the pain.
  • Avoid stress, practice yoga, meditation.
  • Avoid fatty and oily food.
  • Healthy and fibrous diet with plenty of water helps to ease the symptoms.

PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME PMS

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and role of Homeopathy

In many traditional cultures, the time of menstrual flow is considered as a period of cleaning and regeneration.

Most women live in dread of their monthly cycle.

If menstruation is a natural event, then why is it seen that most of women have health issues with their cycles?

The menstrual flow is regulated by a complex interaction of hormones. There are 3 phases of cycle. Average cycle is of 28 days.

You probably get some signs that your periods are appearing. For most women its not a big deal, but for others, the days before periods are harder which may interfere with your daily life. Then probably you are suffering from PMS.

PMS affects 75% of women especially in thier 20’s or 30’s.

WHAT IS PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME?

Pre Menstrual Syndrome is a constellation of symptoms both physical, emotional and behavioral which may affect women during certain days of mentrual cycle, generally just before her menses.

It usually affect most of the menstruating women.
It starts from 5 to 10 days before menses and typically goes away once menstruation begins.

CAUSES OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME

Exactly what causes PMS is unknown, but several factors may be considered which influence Pre menstrual syndrome.

HORMONAL CHANGES
Signs and symptoms of PMS change with hormonal fluctuations and disappear during pregnancy or menopause.

DEPRESSION
Some women with severe PMS have undiagnosed depression , anxiety, stress or history of mood disorders, emotional trauma.

FAMILY HISTORY
Family history of PMS may be one of the cause.

Fluctuations of serotonin, that is thoght to play a crucial role in mood states that could trigger PMS.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME:

Variety of symptoms have been attributed to Pre menstrual syndrome.

Women can have pre menstrual symptom of varying duration and severity from cycle to cycle.
The most frequent mood related symtoms of Pre menstrual emotional symptoms includes

  • Exaggerated mood swings
  • Anger and irritability
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Overensitivity

Physical symptoms includes

  • Fatigue.
  • Bloating.
  • Weight gain.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Acne.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Sleep disturbances.

The duration of Pre menstrual symptoms varies among women. Most women experience the symptoms for a few to several days prior to onset of their menses. PMS usually starts after ovulation, mid of the montly menstrual cycle, or jus few days before cycle.

DIAGNOSIS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME

Pre menstrual syndrome is diagnosed based on the physical, emotional amd behavioral symptoms. If the changes occur consistently around mid menstrual cycle and persists until the menstrual flow begins, then PMS is probably the accurate diagnosis.

ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME

Homoeopathic Medicines have a very beneficial role in Pre Menstrual Syndrome PMS. They aim at correcting the underlying imbalances that lead to PMS. Homoeopathic treatment is based on detailed case study of the patient.
Few indicated Homeopathic remedies are.;

PULSATILLA NIGRICANS

Pulsatilla is indicated in pre menstrual syndrome. It is of great help for women with increased sensitivity towards pre menstrual syndrome. They have weeping tendency, tearfull eye, very sensitive and mild.
Open air makes them feel good. They have complaints of suppressed or delayed menses. Total absence of thirst. Tendency to gain weight before menses with headache, nausea and dizziness.

SEPIA

Sepia is indicated homeopathic medicine for pre menstrual syndrome. The patient presents mainly with irritability pre menstrual syndrome. There is aversion to indulge in physical or mental activity. Marked indifference. Extreme anger. Bearing down sensation, with bearing down pain in the uterus. Oily skin with acne before menses.

SILICEA

Silicea is one of the indicated remedy in pre menstrual syndrome. Indicated in case of extreme constipation before menses. They have great difficulty in passing stool. Stool receeds back after being partially expellled. She is mild, yielding with irritability and sadness before and during menstruation.

NATRUM MURIATICUM

Natrum mur is indicated in case of pre menstrual syndrome where the patient presents with depression, indifference, lack of self confidence, anxiety, suicidal tendency before or during menses. Presents with headache before menses.Tenderness and swelling of breasts with palpitation.

PHOSPHOROUS

Phosphorous is indicated in women who suffer from pre menstrual syndrome. There is great irritability, difficulty in concentrating. Indecesive, anxiety. Hot flushes on face. Swelling of face. Buring pain in vagina. Tendency to put on weight during menses. Tenderness in breast and nipples.

CALCAREA CARBONICUM

Calcarea carb is indicated in case of premenstrual syndrome. There is marked irritability, panic attacks, apprehension, anxiety. Headache and dizziness before periods,pain in the back and thighs.

LACHESIS

Indicated in pre menstrual syndrome, presents with marked irritability before menses. Suspicious, mistrustful

EASING THE SYMPTOMS OF PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME :

  • Eat balanced diet to improve your overall health and energy level.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Reduce oily, fatty food, and intake of salt and sugar.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to ease abdominal bloating.
  • Good quality sleep. Sleep atleast 7 to 8 hours to reduce fatigue.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Regular excercise to decrease bloating and improve mental health as well.

UTERINE FIBROID

Uterine fibroid is the most common benign (non cancerous) tumor that grow in the wall of the uterus.
Uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. They usually form in the child bearing age of a women.
Fibroids range in size from a size of a seedling undetectable to human eye to bulky masses that can enlarge the uterus.
There can be a single firbroid to multiple ones.

LOCATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UTERINE FIBROIDS:

Most fibroids grow on the walls of the uterus. The major classification of fibroid is as follows.,

INTRA MURAL FIBROIDS :
Intra mural fibroids are usually located within the walls of the uterus and are the most common type of fibroids. Intra mural fibroid grow as a small nodule in the muscular wall of uterus, it may expand inwards. They are asympto.atic unless they are larger in size.

SUB-MUCOSAL FIBROIDS :
Sub mucosal fibroids are located in the muscle beneath the endometrium of uterus. Even small lesions in this location may bleed.

SUB-SEROSAL FIBROIDS :
They are located on the surface of the uterus. They can grow outward from the surface and remain attached by a small piece of tissue, they are also known as pedunculated fibroid.

CERVICAL FIBROID :
Cervical fibroid are usually located at the walls of the cervix.

CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS :

Uterine fibroids are common now a days, as many as one in five women may have fibroids during thier child bearing years.

Factors which cause Fibroid are.,

AGE : Fibroids become more common as women age., especially during 30’s and 40’s. After menopause fibroids usually shrink.

FAMILY HISTORY : Having a positive history of fibroid in family increases the risk of fibroid.

HORMONAL FACTOR : During the reproductive years the oestrogen and progesterone levels are higher. These hormones stimulate the development of uterine lining, can promote the growth of uterine fibroids due to various reasons.

OTHER FACTORS
Early menarche, Use of birth control pills, Obesity.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROID

Most women with uterine fibroids are initially asymptomatic, but some women can present with the following symptoms :

  • Heavy bleeding and painful periods.
  • Low back pain.
  • Pressure pain or fullness in lower abdomen.
  • Constipation.
  • Enlarged abdomen.
  • Painful intercourse.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Complications during pregnancy.

DIAGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROID

Uterine fibroids are frequently found incidently during a routine pelvic examination.
Irregularities in the shape of uterus.
Lastly most of women present with some symptoms which suggest the presence of fibroid.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT IN TRATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROID :

Homeopathic medicines help to manage the symptoms of uterine fibroids as well as help to resolve them.
Homeopathic medicines are selected based on detailed case analysis and individualisation of the patient.
Few indicated homeopathic remedies in Uterine fibroid are :

FRAXINUS AMERICANA :
Fraxinus americana is most significant and indicated remedy in case of uterine fibroid. The patient presents with bearing down sensation in pelvis from uterine fibroid. Copious bleeding, with severe cramps and chilliness during menses.

THALASPI BURSA :
Thalaspi bursa is another indicated remedy in case of uterine fibroid. Patient presents with complaints of frequent menstruation. Violent uterine colic, cramping pain in abdomen. Low back pain during menses, menstrual bleed is profuse with presence of clots.

TRILLIUM PENDULUM :
Trillium pendulum is indicated in uterine fibroid cases with severe mentrual cramps with low back pain. The pain may radiate from back to hip. Profuse intermenstrual bleeding. Bleeding every 2 weeks.

CALCAREA CARBONICA :
Indicated in case of uterine fibroids. Usually suited to women who are over weight, fair flabby, menses are profuse due to uterine fibroid. Great chilliness. Vertigo during menses. Severe pain in abdomen and back.

SABINA OFFICINALIS :
Sabina is indicated in uterine fibroids, profuse menstrual bleeding along with clots. Slight motion increases menstrual bleeding. Pain from saccrum to pubis. Pain better by lying on the back. Pain may extend to the thighs.

USTILAGO:
Indicated in uterine fibroid where menstrual bleeding is dark red, clots are usually present. Uterine bleeding is stringy in nature. Pain in lower back and abdomen.

SEPIA:
Indicated in case of uterine fibroids. Griping , bearing down pains during menses. Menses start early and are copious. Fainting spells and chilliness during menses. Indicated in painful intercourse in uterine fibroid cases.

FERRUM METALLICUM: Indicated remedy for fibroid in uterus which result in anaemia from excessive menstrual flow.
Pale watery uterine bleed. Labour like pains in abdomen and back. Weakness and fatigue present.

AMMONIUM CARB:
Indicated in case of fibroid uterus. Profuse menstrual flow, blood looks black in colour and clotted. Extreme pain in abdomen and back radiating to thigh.

ERIGERON CANADENSIS:
Indicated remedy in case of fibroid uterus. Indicated mostly for frequent urination , with severe pain. Excessive menstrual bleed which is bright red in colour.

MENOPAUSE

Menopause and Climacteric age related complaints and its management with Homeopathic Medicines.

Women tend to put everyone else’s need first when it comes to health concerns but sometimes the care taker needs a little care herself.
Homeopathy addresses a wide range of womens health issues, most important among them is MENOPAUSE.

WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?

Menopause can be defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease due to natural depletion of ovarian oocytes due to aging.

The diagnosis is made retrospectively after the women has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months.
It marks the permanent end of fertility.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE

Some women may experience few or no symptoms of menopause while others experience multiple physical and psychological symptoms.
So it is imortant to remember each womens experience is highly individualistic.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS DURING MENOPAUSE

HOT FLUSHES

Hot flushes are sudden feeling of heat. Hot flushes are common among women undergoing menopause. They usually last for 30 seconds to several minutes. Hot flushes are usually due to hormonal fluctuations. They experience sweating, palpitation, flushing of face.
Hot flushes start usually few months or years before your period stops and usually continues for several years after your last period.

How can one deal with Hot flushes?

  • If u feel flush coming on, spray your face with cold water.
  • Keep the room cooler.
  • Sip cold or iced drinks.
  • Have luke warm shower.

MOOD SWINGS

Changes in hormone production affect the mood of women during menopause. They present with feelings of irritability, depression, mood swings.

VAGINAL DRYNESS

The decreased production of hormones can affect the thin layer of vaginal wall, may also present with itching around the vulva.

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

Lower level of hormones cause changes in the urinary tract, makes them more susceptible to infections.

SKIN AND HAIR CHANGES

Due to reduced level of hormones hair may become dry brittle causing loss of hair.Due to aging there may be dryness of skin and loss of elasticity.

INSOMNIA

During menopause it might be hard to fall asleep.
It is important to try some relaxation/breathing techniques and excercise which helps the patient to overcome insomnia.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT FOR MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME

Although menopause is a naturally occuring phase of life, this doesnt mean that you have to suffer while it lasts.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the patient on the basis of individualisation where your physical as well as emotional smptoms are equally important.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS FOR MENOPAUSE

PUSATILLA NIGRICANS

Pulsatilla is most often indicated in menopausal women who are very sensitive, emotionally weak, weeping tendency, mild and yielding. She feels better from reassurance. The hot flushes are worse in warm room and better out in fresh open air. Pulsatilla patient is usually hot and thirstless. History of difficult periods and pre menstrual symptoms.

SEPIA

Sepia is indicated in case of menopause. Patient presents with hot flushes that are associated with weakness increased perspiration, feeling of heat usually ascending upwards. Emotionally sensitive.

GRAPHITES

Graphitis is indicated in women who are chilly, pale, sluggish. Tendency towards weight gain during or after menopause. Hot flushes and sweats at night are often seen. Tendency towards skin problems with oozing cracked erruptions.

NATRUM MURIATICUM

Natrum muriaticum is indicated in women who seem to be very reserved. Has strong emotions which she hides. Indicated in case of hot flushes, irritability, mood swings. Craving for salt. Sun headache.

LACHESIS

Lachesis patient typically experiences flushes of heat primarily on falling asleep, throughout night or while waking. The most intense hot flushes happen without any perspiration, dry heat. One of the most common remedies used in hot flushes.

SULPHUR

Sulphur is often helpful for hot flushes during menopause. Very anxious.
Weeps and worries about her health.

IGNATIA AMARA

Ignatia is often helpful for emotional ups and downs occuring during menopause. The women is very sensitive,
Hysterical, moody. She tries to hide her feelings and becomes defensive. Tendency to sigh, outbursts of tears or laughter are strong indications of Ignatia.

STAPHYSAGRIA

Staphysagria women is usually mild, mannered , shy and accomodating and has many suppressed emotions. Women around time of menopause become very depressed or have outbursts of rage.

CALCAREA CARBONICA

Calcarea carb is indicated in women with heavy bleeding, night sweats, flushing of face despite general chilliness. Weight gain during menopause.

GLONOINUM

A women needing this remedy often has hot flushes that are sudden violent and with upward rush of blood to head causing severe headache, palpitations, cannot bear least jar of motion.

SOME USEFUL ADVICE TO BE FOLLWED DURING MENOPAUSE

There are number of ways you can ease the stress of Menopause through self care.

Keep track of when you feel discomfort whether physical or emotional. Practice Yoga or excercise which will help you to reduce the intensity of complaints.

Being kind to yourself is truly important at this point of life. Make some time for yourself, do things which intrests you.

Pay attention to your diet and water intake. Increase intake of fresh veggies and fruits which will help to strenghten your immune system and help to cope with the stress of changes in the body.

OVARIAN CYST Cure in Homoeopathy

OVARIAN CYST

A fluid filled sac within the ovary is called Ovarian Cyst.

There can be a single cyst or multiple cyst in one or both ovaries

Usually in majority of cases these cysts are fromed due to ovulating follicle in women of reproductive age.

Types of Ovarian Cysts

All the cysts can be broadly classified into two major cayegories viz. functional ovarian cysts and non functional ovarian cysts

1. Functional Ovarian Cysts

  • Follicular Cysts
  • Corpus Leuteum Cysts
  • Theca Leutein cysts

2. Non-Functional Cysts

  • Dermoid Csyts
  • Endometriotic Cysts also called Choclate
  • Ovarian Serous Cystadenoma
  • Ovarian Mucinous Cystadenoma
  • Ovarian Cystic Adenofibroma
  • Heamorrhagic Cyst
  • Paraovarian Cysts
  • Multiple cysts or follicles in both ovaries are suggestive of a condition due to hormonal imbalance called Polycystic ovarian disease PCOD/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS
  • Borderline tumoural Cyst
  • Few Cysts may originate due to Ovarian cancer. If ovarian cyst appears in a post menopausal women then the probability of it being cancerous are high.
  • The cyst may be a complex of one or more type which may have bleeding internally and internal space may also have developed septums and other abnormal features.
  • Rarely the cyst can also be due to vegetation of micro-organismthat is of infective origin.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst

Many a times there are no symptoms what so ever and its an incidental finding. But majority of cases presents with following symptoms.

  • Pain in pelvis
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Pain in lower back
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Irregular periods
  • General Symptoms like Malaise Fatigue Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms like Difficulty in bowel movement due to large cyst causing pressure symptoms, NauseaFlatulence and gasueos distention may also be present in many cases.
  • Symptoms of PCOS/PCOD  are different like Hirsutism, weight gain, acne For information about Polycystic Ovarian Disease or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome visit PCOS

Complications of Ovarian Cyst

  • Ovarian Torsion is usually caused due to large cysts above 4cm in diameter causing the ovaries to change its location due to pressure alsonit might obliterate artery causing obstruction in blood flow resulting into infarction.
  • Cyst Rupture  may cause pain in abdomen lasting from few days to weeks in some cases due toncyst rupture there can be severe internal bleeding which in some cases may be severe to cause heamorrhagic shock.

Diagnosis of Ovarian Cysts

Ultrasonography

Case A

Ovarian Cyst Cured – Dr DEEPAN P. SHAH resolved 5cm*5cm*5cm haemorrhage oravian cyst in 45dys

Ovarian Cyst Cured – Haemorrhagic ovarian complex cyst measuring 5.1cm*4.9cm*4.9cm with internal septae, volume 65.36ml, COMPLETELY RESOLVED with homoeopathy by Dr.DEEPAN P SHAH, allopaths had no medicines to cure this so they had recommended urgent surgery.

BEFORE :- Haemorrhagic ovarian complex cyst measuring 5.1cm*4.9cm*4.9cm with internal septae, volume 65.36ml,

Before Treatment; Ovarian Cyst
BEFORE TREATMENT; Ovarian Cyst

AFTER :- read the last line which quotes “ATTN- previously noted right adnexal complex cyst has COMPLETELY RESOLVED “.
IMPRESSION – NO OBVIOUS ABNORMALITY DETECTED

Ovarian Cyst Cured with Homoeopathy By Dr Deepan P Shah
Ovarian Cyst Cured with Homoeopathy By Dr Deepan P Shah

ABDOMINAL PAIN Homeopathic Medicines

ABDOMINAL PAIN -10 BEST HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES

Pain in abdomen may be due to many reasons it can be because of minor gastric disturbance or may be due to severe conditions like Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Ascitis, Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Urolithiasis, Apendicitis, Tumours Malignant or Non Malignant, Hernia, Strangulated Hernia, Gastric or Peptic ulcers, fistula in Gastro Intestinal tract, Gynaecological complaints, Helminthiasis or Amoebiasis or other infections, Urinary tract infections etc.

All these may be due to minor infections or minor physiological disturbance to severe septic conditions and severe autoimmune conditions. So if pain persists then Its advisable to rule out any underlying pathological condition under observation of qualified physician.

In homeopathy each medicine has its own sphere of action, that is, more affinity towards certain organs and systems compared to other, also such action has a peculiar mode of action producing perculiar type of pathology in the organ, system and organism as a whole.

So its important to understand the person’s constitution and underlying pathological cause due to which the patient is having pain so that we can relate it to medicinal symptoms and select the most similimum medicine to treat not only the symptom of pain but also the underlying cause along with.

There are many medicines in homoeopathy which has special affinity towards certain abdominal organs and nerves along with,  which can be used for abdominal pain depending on which organ and system is involved and what kind of patholigy its showing.

Below I have mentioned GENERAL MEDICINES that have specific affinity towards certain abdominal organs and produce peculiar pathological action giving rise to characteristic symptoms in corresponding constitution types that have been mentioned.(FOR MORE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS BEHIND ABDOMINAL PAIN I HAVE GIVEN LINKS OF MY VARIOUS ARTICLES)

  1. MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA One of the best Anti-spasmodic remedy in homoeopathy, Severe cramping pain in abdominal muscles due to indigestion causing flatulence or constipation, gas in bowel loop compelling patient to bend double with eructation of gases, patient has fullness and distention of abdomen patient has to the loosens the belt or clothing around belly and walk with frequent release flatus  relieved by rubbing with pressure and warmth.
  2. NATRUM PHOSPHORICA complaints due to hyperacidity burning pain in abdomen and sour eructation , good remedy for Gastro-oesophageal-reflux disorder, patient has sensation of some lump type obstruction in throat, good remedy for flatulent colic during jaundice.
  3. CARBO VEGETABILIS Its one of the best homoeopathy emergeny life saving remedies , can be used from minor to severe conditions ; typically suited to fat sluggish and lazy persons with weak vital force and immunity; typically shows singns of sluggish circulation causing hypoxic condition; also it affects the blood vessels causing ecchymosis and mucosal heamorrhage; stagnant circulation causing sepsis gangrene patient goes into septic shock with cyanosed appearance blueness of face and exretmities  , very cold body but hot head; very good remedy for abdominal affections with or without infections Contractions from chest to abdomen; all gone empty sensation in abdomen not relieved after food, cramps in abdomen compelling patient to bend double, pain in abdomen due to slow sluggish digestion causing food to putrify, pain in abdomen and septicemia due to strangulated hernia.pain aggravates by lifting weight,exterme fetid flatulence with Gastro-oesophageal-reflux disorder distentension and fullness of abdomen pt has to loosen belt and clothes around waist(Mag phos); aggravation 30 minutes after meals even with the lightest mealor food, sour rancid belching, severe burning pain in epigastrium which is sensitive to touch ; general hyperacidity and flatulence due to indigestion ; pt has aversion to food in general esp heavy oily food, gastric disturbance triggers asthmatic affections. pain due to ulcers fistula in Gastro-intestinal tract. a good remedy in cholera typhoid liver affections gengrene hernia appendicitis
  4. PLUMBUM METALLICUM constrictive sensation in internal organs,contracting and boring pain in abdomen, sensation as if whole abdominal wall is pulled backwards and tied to spine causing pressure tightness of abdomen and radiating pain, abdominal pain due to lead poisoning painter’s colic, pain in abdomen due to kidney ailments like acute nephritis etc. accumulation of gasses in bowel loop which doesnt pass off causing abdominal pain.
  5. CAULLOPHYLUM False labour pains, Spasmodic pain of abdomen due to gastric disturbances.
  6. COLOCYNTHIS cutting agonising pain in abdomen, boring sensation as if stone were ground together in abdomen,
  7. MAGNESIA CARBONICA typically suited to individuals having hyperacidity and excessive secretion of digestive juices and mucous from gastro-intestinal tract,sour body odour , broken down and worn-out women during climecteric age having uterine affections; this individuals are oversensitive to external impressions like noise touch bright lights etc,typically ailments from blows , shock,  brain fag, this constitutional types have tendency towards constipation; Pain in abdomen with Rumbling and Gurgling within very heavy downward dragging sensation towards right illiac fossa and pelvis, colicky gripping pain preceeds stools with severe tenesmus in constipation or when these subjects contract diarrhoea or dysentry.
  8. BRYONIA ALBA typically suited to individual having tall dark robust lean and strong muscle fibre; patients having right sided complaints, Patient has  stitching and tearing pain worse by slightest motion making patient too irritable due to pain , pt wants to rest complately due to it , burning, stitching, tearing, pressing pain in epigastrium as if a heavy stone was in the pit of the stomach, region to tender and sensitive to touch or slightest motion even on breathing for that purpose, severe constipation with stitching tearing pain in abdomen with dry hard knotty large stools difficult to pass.
  9. NUX VOMICA predominantly a male remedy. It is a wonderful remedy to start homoeopathic  treatment as it antidotes bad effects of most allopathic and homoeopathic medicines taken in past also it balances digestive system thats been disturbed due to irregular lifestyle ; medicines alcohol spicy oily food etc; Its frequently used by homoeopath as first prescription when the homoeopath wants to borrow time to conclude the constitution of the patient and yet start the basic treatment; This remedy is typically suited to persons whose constitution is deranged and shaped up as a result of leading irregular and sedentary life style ; like irregular meal pattern ireegular sleep pattern night watching ; no exercise ; excess of sexual indulgence and frequent excess of alcoholic beverages causing digestive disturbance and liver affections Bruised and Sore abdominal muscles with stitching spasmodic colicky pain causing short breath and urge to pass stools ; abdominal distended with gaseous accumulationspain due to strangulated inguinal and umbilical hernia; Pain in abdomen due to alcoholic hangover; Pain due to severe constipation as a bad effect of allopathic medication.
  10. ASAFOETIDA Typically suited more to hysterical and Hypochondriacal patients,flatulent and spasmodic contraction of stomach and oesophagus with reverse peristalsis, abdominal pain due to severe ulcers fistulas and other abdominal presentation of secondary and tertiary syphillis; this rem,edy has typical boring pulsating and throbbing pain; lots of gas formation pain around umbilicus gasses accumulates in large quantity and the whole ball of gas ascends upwards giving out frequent loud eructations with pain in epigastrium.

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MENORRHAGIA

Menorrhagia is one of the most common gynaecologic complaint seen in most of women and young girls. Almost every women experiences such episode of bleeding at some point of time in their life.

Menorrhagia may start anytime from menarche through reproductive years to menopause.

WHAT IS MENORRHAGIA?

Menorrhagia is defined as a cyclic bleeding at normal intervals, the bleeding is either excessive in amount or duration or both.

The term menorrhagia is derived from the greek word

MEN meaning Menses
RRHAGIA meaning burst forth.

Menorrhagia interferes with a womens physical, emotional and social quality of life.

LETS US NOW FIRST UNDERSTAND THE NORMAL MENSTRUAL BLEEDING

A normal menstrual blood loss is 50 to 80 ml and usually does not exceed more than 100 ml.
In menorrhagia, the menstrual cycle is unaltered but the duration and quantity of menstrual bleed are increased.
Menorrhagia is essentially a symptom and not a disease in itself.

NORMAL CONTROL OF MENSTRUAL BLEED

Once the menstrual bleeding starts the platelet forms clots in the opened vessels. Prostaglandins causes myometrial contractions and constricts the endometrial vessels. The repair of endothelial regeneration begins on 3rd and 4th day of period, by growth of epithelial cells from the open endometrial glands aided by vasculal endothelial epidermal and fibroblastic growth factor.
In menorrhagia or excessive bleeding with regular menstrual cycles, the Hypothalamopituitary ovarian axis is intact but endometrial changes get altered.

What are Ovulatory and Anovulatory Cycles?

A more logical approach is to divide the abnormal uterine bleeding into those patterns associated with ovulatory and anovulatory cycles.

Ovulatory Cycles

Normal menstrual bleeding with ovulatory cycle ia spontaneous, regular, cyclic, predictable and frequently associated with discomfort that is dysmenorrhoea.

Anovulatory Cycles

Uterine bleeding that is unpredictable with respect to the amount, onset and duration and is usually painless, as in dysfunctional uterine bleeding like menorrhagia.

CAUSES OF MENORRHAGIA

The most common cause lies in Disturbed Hypothalamo-Pitutary-Ovarian axis resulting in condition like polycystic ovaries PCOS, Immature development of organs results in anovulation in the earlier years, unapposed oestrogen causing endometrial hyperplasia. As the girl matures the normal menstrual cycle are established.

General Causes – Blood dyscrasia, coagulation disorders, thrombocytopenic purpura, severe anaemia, leukamia, Von willebrand disease.

Uterine Causes –  Uterine fibroids, fibroidal polyps, adenomyosis, endometrial hyperplasia, endometriosis etc.

Pelvic inflammatory diseases can cause menorrhagia.

Use of Intrauterine devices, it is seen that 5 to 10% of women using intra uterine devices suffer from menorrhagia in 1st few months.

Pregnancy complications include Single, heavy, late period may be due to miscarriage. Another cause of heavy bleeding during pregnancy includes location of placenta , low lying placenta or placenta previa.

Malignancies – Uterine cancer or cervical cancer can cause heavy bleeding.

Medications– Certain medications can cause heavy menstrual bleeding.

Thyroid dysfunctions can also be one of the cause for menorhhagia.

SYMPTOMATIC REPRESENTATION OF MENORRHAGIA

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding resulting in saturation of one ore more sanitary pad, requring double protection, and need to sanitary pad more frequently.
  • Bleeding along with passage of clots and usually lasts for more than a week affecting the routine of a women.
  • Pelvic pain though not present in all cases of menorrhagia is frequently encountered symptom of menorrhagia. This may be seen in menorrhagia due to infections and conditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis and pregnancy related complications.
  • If the patient presents with pelvic infections there may be other symptoms like fever, chills, copious vaginal discharge.
  • Excessive and prolonged menorrhagia leads to anaemia. Usually the patient manifests in the form of excessive weakness, easy fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath.
  • Menorrhagia caused due to hormonal imbalance in diseases like polycystic ovarian disease, patient may present with hirusitism, acne etc.
  • Delayed appearance of menstrual bleeding phase with Heavy bleeding is due to anovulatory dysfunction of ovary with prolonged influence of Oestrogen
  • Frequent / Early appearance of menstrual bleeding phase i.e. interval less than 21days with:
  1. Normal bleeding – is always an anovulatory cycle.
  2. Heavy Bleeding – is due to ovarian dysfunction

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis of menorrhagia can be done based on the complete medical history of the patient and conducting a complete physical examination including a pelvic examination.

Other diagnostic procedures for menorrhagia may include

  • Routine blood examination
  • Pelvic ultra sound scan is the first line of diagnostic tool for identifying structural abnormalities.
  • Hysteroscopy, includes visual examination of canal of cervix and interior of uterus using an instrument inserted in the vagina.
  • Pap test to rule out neoplasia.

ASSESSMENT OF MENORRHAGIA

  • We should note the total duration of bleeding and how much time it is heavy bleed.
  • Assess the length and duration of cycle.
  • How often or how frequently the patient has to change her sanitary pad.
  • Enquire about the passage of clots. Clots represent heavy flow and are painful as they pass through the cervix.
  • Look for any symptoms suggestive of anemia like easy fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness etc.
  • Enquire whether menorrhagia has an impact on her personal life and is hampering her day to day activities.
  • Enquire about any past medical illness including clotting disorders, thyroid dysfunctions or any other gynaecological history.

MANAGEMENT OF MENORRHAGIA

Some useful measures like general measures to improve the health status of patient.

Maintain a menstrual calender noting duration and extent of blood loss.

Adequate rest during menses.

Advise for proper diet with a healthy and balanced diet to regulate the menstrual cycle. Choose a diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish, food ricch in protein vitamins, iron, calcium.

Excercise regularly – Besides emproving blood circulation, excercise also helps to maintain weight. As fat cells release excessive oestrogen from body, excercise helps to maintain an optimum hormone balance.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES COMMONLY USED FOR MENORRHAGIA

  1. HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA

    Very useful homeopathic remedy for passive dark bleeding very useful medicines in inter-menstrual pain and bleeding; Vicarious menstruation dark profuse bleeding with much clots and membranous discharge; passive bleeding; in patients with heamorrhagic cyst ovarian cyst; vulva feels sore with much pruritus and severe pain in lumbar region; good remedy for post partum bleeding.

  2. LACHESIS

    Hemorrhagic tendency typically suited during climacteric age when patient has hormonal changes which causes mood swings and other menstrual abnormality especially menorrhagia. This remedy is called in when patient shows peculiar mental symptoms like mentally too restless, jealous, pt is too jealous too harm someone but her benevolent side stops her doing so,  loquacious jumps from one topic to other with no head or tail in talks, abusive ill-humored , too much of suppressed sexual desires causing nymphomania, too suspicious keeps doubting everyone around her that they all are conspiring against her, she develops a religious mania and also feels as if she is under some supernatural powers.

  3. HELONIAS DIOICA

    Too frequent and too profuse menses, with swollen sensitive breast and nipples swollen red congested burning with pruritus in vulva and severe pain in back.

  4. USTILAGO MAYDIS

    Excessive menses during at climacteric age blood dark with much coagulation forming long black strings and much clotting, uterine bleeding after delivery or miscarriage, uterus much enlarged in size. headaches due to menstrual irregularities.

  5. MILLEFOLIUM

    heamorrhagic diathesis; menorrhagia with bright red blood, profuse, prolonged and starts too early. bad effects due to lifting weights or due to pregnancy which causes varicose veins that bleed easily.

  6. CARICA PAPAYA

    if given in excess dosing unhomoeopathically, this remedy will promote uterine bleeding and also aborts fetus and if administered homoeopathically in similimum dosing it will stop uterine bleeding

  7. JANOSIA ASHOKA

    very good remedy in lower potency and in crude mother tincture form, in women with menorrhagia and infertility due to hormonal ovarian or uterine imbalances. Its a very good tonic for female reproductive system used since ancient times in india in ayurveda now its homoeopathic tincture is showing promising results in homoeopathy as well

  8. FRAXINUS AMERICANA

    I have found this medicine wonderfully effective in curing menorrhagia especially due to thickeneng of endometrium in mother tincture form in frequent repetitions. also menorrhagia due to fibroids and polyps prolapse of uterus is well tackled with this medicine not only stopping the bleeding but also regressing its cause.

  9. TRILLIUM PENDULUM

    A wonderful remedy for Uterine Heamorrhages uterine bleeding aggravates on slightest movement with bright red blood gushing out accompanied with sensation os if lumbar region and gluteal region was breaking into pieces and wants it to tie it with a bandage. menorrhagia during climecteric age; menorrhagia with prolapse of uterus.

  10. GERANIUM METALLICUM

    a very good remedy for non specific bleeding from any organ also has a very good action on uterine bleeding too profuse menorrhagia.

LEUCORRHOEA

Leucorrhoea is an abnormal vaginal discharge, its a very common complaint of women seen in our practice.

The discharge may range from what is called excess of normal to one which is a part of wide spectrum of ailments.

LET US SEE WHAT EXACTLY LEUCORHHOEA IS

Leucorrhoea is an excessive vaginal discharge of whitish or yellowish which is thick and sticky.

Women experiencing from the excesssive vaginal discharge are worried and embarrassed about thier condtion and hesitate even to share this issue with their doctor.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF LEUCORRHOEA

Normal vaginal secretion

The physiologic basis involved in normal vaginal secretion is dependant on tbe oestrogen level. With the rising oestrogen level, there is abundant secretory activity of endocervical glands and the superficial vaginal epithelium becomes rich in glycoprotein.

The mucoid secretion from cervical glands is normally small in amount. The carbohydrate radicle of the glycoprotein mucin is spilt off and fermented into lactic acid. Thus the mucus is secreted in excess and is passed out at the vulva.

Usually normal vaginal secretion is slimy and sticky and quantity is less.

Normally it may be a little excess in mid menstrual period during ovulation or just prior to menstruation., during pregnancy and during sexual excitement.

The secretion is mainly derived fro the glands of cervix , uterus, tansudation of vaginal epithelium and bartholins glands (during sexual excitement)

The Excess Vaginal secretion is due to

• Physiologic cause
•Cervical cause
• Vaginal cause

Physiological cause

The normal secretion is expected to increase in conditions when the oestrogen levels become high. Such conditions are.

•During puberty

Increased levels of endogenous oestrogen level leads to marked overgrowth of endocervical epithelium epithelium which may enroach onto the ectocervix producing erosion leadin to excess secretion.

•During menstrual cycle

Around ovulation peak rise of oestrogen leads to increase in the secretory activity of the cervical glands.
Excess secretion occurs In premenstrual pelvic congestion and increased mucus secretion from the hypertrophied endometrial glands.

•Pregnancy

Due to increased level of oestrogen causes increased vascularity. This leads to increased vaginal transudate and cervical gland secretion.

• During sexual excitement

Occurs when there is abundant secretion from bartholins glands.

CERVICAL CAUSE

Non infective cervical lesion may produce excessive secretion. Such lesions are cervical ectopy, chronic cervicitis, mucous poylp.

VAGINAL CAUSE

Increased vaginal transudation occurs in conditions associated with increased pelvic congestion. The conditions are uterine prolapse, acquired retroverted uterus, chronic pelvic inflammation, use of contraceptive pills or devices.

What are the probable causes of LEUCORRHOEA?

It is usually seen that the mucus membrane and glands of our body produce normal secretions, these secretions protect our body by forming a slimy lining over skin or mucus membrane.
Similarly vaginal glands secrete some secretions to keep the organs moist or lubricated and hence help our body to prevent from infections due to its acidic nature of secretions.
Leucorrhoea usually is not an acute condition, it does not develop all of a sudden. It usually denotes a devitalised state. It involves one or more parts of the reproductive organs.
When our body is loaded with toxins due to various causes organs such as skin, kidneys, ailmentary tract etc are not able to flush out the toxins. As a defense mechanism our body produces profuse discharge and eliminates in one or the other form of mucus membrane of uterus or vagina in the form of leucorrhoea.

Most common causes of leucorrhoea are as follows:

Infections

•Fungal infections

Candida albicans can easily flourish in most of cases and is usually caused due to poor hygiene. It gives rise to thick whitish or lumpy discharge accompanied by intense itching in the genital region.

•Parasitic infection

Trichomonas vaginalis is most common cause of leuchorroea. It affects the lining of both vagina and cervix causing infection.

•Bacterial infection

Bacterial infections are caused by chalmydia and gardnerella vaginalis. They cause sexually tranmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorhoea HIV etc leading to abnormal vaginal discharge.
And other infections like Urinary tract infections, Pelvic inflamatory disease are also one of the cause
Of leuchorroea

•Hormonal Imbalance

Due to increased level of oestrogen it leads to increased vascularity causing increased vaginal transudate and cervical gland secretion leuchorroea.

•Poor hygeine

Unhygenic conditions cand lead to abnormal vaginal discharge especially during menstruation, unprotected sexual intercourse or excessive sexual indulgence etc.

•Injury

Any injury to the vagina or cervix or tissues during delivert can cause erosion and infections leading to abnormal vaginal discharges.

•Contraceptive Devices

Use of contraceptive devices have high risk of causing infections and irritations leading to leuchorroea.

•Malnutrition

Lack of nutrition, Anaemia, Weakened Immune System causes Leucorrhoea.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LEUCHORROEA?

Usually a female patient with leucorrhoea presents with the following symptoms

  • The most important symptom of leuchorroea is thick or thin whitish sticky vaginal discharge.
  • If the leuchorroea is caused due to an infection, the discharge is yellowish or greenish in colour and has a very foul smell.
  • The patient with leuchorrea usually presents with excessive itching, soreness and swelling of oedema.
  • Presence of white discharge is noticed on the undergarments.
  • Pain in the low back, abdomen, calf and thigh muscles is also one of the important characteristic symptom of leuchorroea.
  • Burning in the genital tract, with burning urination and frequent urge to urinate.
  • Patient presents with Weakness, lethargy due to profuse discharge.
  • Painful sexual activity may be due to intense burning and soreness of the genital tract.

SOME USEFUL MEASURES TO MANAGE LEUCHORRHOEA

Usually we see in our practice when a female suffers from leuchorroea for a long time has generally very weak constitution.

Let us put light upon some useful measure which will help us to combat leuchorroea.

  • Maintain proper hygeine of genital parts, cleaning the vulva after every act of urination,and sexual activity. Also hygeine should be equally maintained during menstrual periods.
  • Use of cotton undergarments to prevent sweat from being retained in the genital tract, which may become a medium for infections leading to leuchorroea.
  • Excessive douching of vaginal area should be avoided to maintain normal vaginal flora and balance the ph.
  • Stay hydrated, drink atleast 2 to 3 litres of water to flush out toxins from your body.
  • Maintain proper diet., include fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet., healthy herbs,spices, carbs, protien etc.

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF LEUCORRHOEA

While treating with homoeopathy its of utmost importance to understand the patient first and then her disease.

In homoeopathy we believe that the seat of the disease is on deranged vital force and functioning of normal human body and every individual has a different genome and so altogether a different constitution and each will responds in different manner to external environmental and social stimulus and insults on the organism as a whole.

Each has been subjected to different external inimical influences in different ways so each one has different peculiar differentiating trait and character, which has been embeded in gene through ages and generations to shape up a particular constitution and personality.

So its very important to find peculiar PQRS of each case, as each will respond differently to the same administered medicine, also requirement of the case varies due to vast difference in each constitution personailty and in homoeopathy we have the previlige to select individualised medicine or call it remedy.

So in my following article I have tried to throw some light also on the constitution, that is physical mental and miasmatic background, of each remedy type, this will  helps reader understand which type of constitution personality will respond better to which remedy or to put it in other words which remedy works better in which type of constitution and personality trait

Now its not always necessary that all the symptoms of medicines should match the patient’s symptom completely  but it is important that most of the major symptoms of disease that are concerning the patient most and the constitutional background should match at large if not exactly with the medinical grading of symptoms and the peculiars helps us to distinguish between finalising between two similar matching remedies.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR LEUCORRHOEA I FREQUENTLY USE IN MY PRACTICE

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Well suited to Pale Fair Stout Women with tendency towards obesity and is constipated most of the times in women who cant tolerate cold and all her symptoms are worse in cold climate; they have tendency towards delayed periods; women at climectric age(menopausal); blisters and crack on breast, nipples and lips; music makes her weep; swollen genitals with gushing leucorrhoea which isThin Pale Profuse White Excoriating Acrid, severe itching and burning of vulva Decided Aversion to Intercourse.

Natrum Muriaticum

Constitution has bad effects of suppressed anger fright and grief and  prolonged intake of excessive salt lean thin emaciated especially in neck region malnourished anaemic with earthy complexion and has gouty diathesis. mentally patient is depressed due to suppressed emotions and consolation aggravates her want to cry in solitude ; tears with laughter ; leucorrhoea is Acrid Watery these subjects have suppressed menses.

Alumina

Suited to women who have tendency towards early menstruation; dry mucous membranes ; hasty hurried variable mood suicidal tendency on sight of knife or blood ; Leucorrhoea Acrid Profuse Transperent Ropy with burning aggravated after menstrual bleeding phase is over.

Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla women is regarded as the most feminine and beautiful personality in Homoeopathic materia medica it is Well suited to blonde hair fair thin female at puberty having mild gentle yeilding disposition highly emotional sad weeps  while talking; timid fears to be alone ; likes sympathy and consolation ; fear of males; and has predominantly delayed suppressed and scanty menses but not necessarily in every case its variable; leucorrhoea id Acrid Creamy Burning with Diarrhoea during or after menses

Sepia

Typically suited well to women at climectric age(menopausal); and in who easily catches  affections due to cold climate; tipically a tubercular diathesis and has liver affection; indifferent; doesnt like to work which can consume her time so doesnt like her job business or even she is averse to her own family for that purpuse; sad and gloomy; indolent; Leucorrhoea Yellow Greenish with Severe Itching  clutching and stitching pain in vulva radiating upwards to uterus and umbilicus pain so severe that pt feels bearing down pressure feels that everything would escape through vulva; and keeps legs crossed to prevent it ; leucorrhoea with prolapse of uterus and vagina.

Platina

This constitution types have highest degree of superiority complex, they are too arogant, aggressive, too proudy , excessive sexual appetite,  Leucorrhoea with nymphomania, Leucorrhoea with severe itching tingling in vulva.

Borax

Dreads downward motion , Leucorrhoea like egg-white with itching and sticking pain in vulva with sensation as if hot water was flowing out through vulva.

Trillium Pendulum

Women with Sanguine temperament excessive Lochia and tendency towatds menorahagia. Copious Yellow Stringy Leucorrhoea in women with tendency towards menorrhagia with severe pain in back and hips were broken into pieces.

Antimonium Crudum

Watery Acrid and Lumpy Leucorrhoea with tenderness in ovarian region.

Cantheris

Leucorrhoea in women with inflamatory uterine and ovarian affections, has history of frequent abortions, Copious leucorrhoea with tenacious mucous patient severe lancinating and tearing pain, leucorrhoea accompanies urinary tract infection with constant urge to pass urine frequent micturation and burning while passing urine.

PCOS / PCOD / Polycystic Ovaries cure in Homeopathy

PCOS is caused due to Hyperandrogenism and has strong germ line and/or acquired genetic anomaly, Strongly associated with heriditary as clustering of members with condition  in same family Is very commonly seen.

Lifestyle, lack of exercise proper sleep and dietary irregularities contribute to Polycystic ovarian Syndrome, it is observed that most of the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome are ammeliorated only by regular exercise and diet.

Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS) berfore treatment Dr SHAH Homoeopathy - Dr DEEPAN P SHAH
Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS) berfore treatment Dr SHAH Homoeopathy – Dr DEEPAN P SHAH
Polycystic Ovaries(PCOS) cured After Treatment - Dr SHAH's Homoeopathy - Dr DEEAN P SHAH
Polycystic Ovaries(PCOS) cured After Treatment – Dr SHAH’s Homoeopathy – Dr DEEAN P SHAH

PCOS is characterised by

  1. Oligovulation /anovulation and or polycystic ovary.
  2. Hyperandrogenism
  3. Exclusion of all other causative factors of hyperandrogenism.

Sign and Symptoms of PCOS

  • Polycystic ovaries, strings of follicles peripherally located in ovaries detected by USG.
  • Oligovulation or Anovulation
  • Various types of Menstrual disorders but mostly Oligomenorrhoea less than 9/annum or Amenorrhoea.
  • Hyperandrogenism, excessive androgens , especially ovarian testosterone
  • Reduced sensitivity to insulin
  • Hirsuitism excessive hair growth in females especially on beard upperlips abdomen chest and back
  • Central obesity
  • Eevated Homocystien levels
  • Acne on face neck back and upper chest
  • Infertility
  • Dark velvety thickening of skin especially on neck and other extensor surfaces.

Pathogenesis of PCOS

It is caused due to increase in ovarian androgens especially testosterone due to one or more of the following reasons with combination of genetic factors.

Insulin resistence causing Hyperinsulinaemia which disturbs Hypothalamo-Pitutary-Ovarian Axis causing increase in GnRH which causes increase in LH:FSH ratio which increases ovarian androgen, reduces follicular maturity and SHBG binding giving rise to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Also insulin in presence of its cognate receptors in presence of cAMP via P13k increases activity of 17α-Hydroxylase which is responsible for Androgen precursor synthesis so hyperinsulinaemia contributes in pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

It is observed that insulin resistance and obesity is strongly associated in pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

FMR1gene Subtype is associated with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Chronic inflamation, certain inflamatory mediators and oxygen radicals are also associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Diagnosis of PCOS

1)Ultra Sonography(USG) findings in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

  • Strings of ovarian follicles peripherally arranged in ovaries more than 25 in number most of them arrest in growth at 5-7mm and no dominant follicle reaching preovulatory size of above 16mm. It appears like “string of pearls” on USG.
  • Oligovulation or Anovulation

2) Blood Test related to PCOS

  • Testosterone elevated
  • DHEAS elevated
  • LH elevated
  • FSH reduced
  • SHBG reduced
  • LH:FSH increased
  • Free Testosterone: SHBG increased

3) Clinical signs of PCOS

  • Oligomenorrhoea less than 9/year or Amenorrhoea
  • Hirsutism , excessive hairgrowth.
  • Obesity
  • Acne

Homoeopathic Medicines for PCOS

  • Pulsatilla
  • Sepia
  • Cyclamen
  • Trillium Pendulum
  • Platina
  • Alumina