Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Introduction Polycystic ovary syndrome – PCOS (aka Hyperandrogen Chronic Anovulation) is a very common cause of amenorrhoea and oligomenorrhoea. It is important as it is associated with systemic features, including acne, decreased fertility, excessive andorgen secretion...

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Post-Natal Care

Definitions Term baby – between 37 – 41 weeks Pre-term baby – before 37 weeks Post term baby – after 42 weeks Neonate – <28 days old Stillbirth – dead baby delivered after 24...

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Postpartum Haemorrhage

Introduction Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) refers to abnormal bleeding after pregnancy. It is typically defined as primary (typically with 24 hours of delivery) or secondary (usually after discharge home). Primary postpartum haemorrhage is the most...

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Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Introduction Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are different stages of the same condition. Pre-eclampsia is often asymptomatic, but can be detected with a combination of hypertension and proteinuria (or thrombocytopenia – low platelets) and it can result...

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