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Dr. Vandana Waghaye

Obstetrician & Gynecologist (Specialist)

Dr Vandana is MBBS, DGO and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Grant Medical College Mumbai. She has over 20 years experience as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in UAE at Aster Clinics Dubai, Welcare Mediclinic Hospital Dubai etc.

 
Her special interests are in managing all Obstetrics and Gynecology issues, Menstrual disorders, Post menopausal disorders, Adolescence gynecological disorders, Infertility, Recurrent miscarriages, Polycystic Ovaries, Pelvic infections, Early Pregnancy problems, and Gynecological emergencies. 
 
She has extensive experience in managing High risk and Low risk pregnancies, Postnatal care  and all women’s health problems. 

The goal of every pregnant woman and her doctor is the birth of a healthy baby.  It is advisable and recommended to visit your doctor before your are pregnant. The doctor will do your routine check-up. The tests include Papsmear and check for diabetes and thyroid imbalance. You should discuss regarding any family history of inherited problems, any past medical problems which may be important while planningpregnancy. The doctor will advise you on changes in nutrition intake and lifestyle when you are planning a baby.

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying. Or, six months, if a woman is 35 or older. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. Pregnancy is the result of a process that has many steps. To get pregnant:

  • A woman must release an egg from one of her ovaries (ovulation).
  • The egg must go through a Fallopian tube toward the uterus (womb).
  • A mans sperm must join with (fertilize) the egg along the way.
  • The fertilized egg must attach to the inside of the uterus (implantation).

Infertility can happen if there are problems with any of these steps.
Infertility can be due to the woman (33%), the man (33%) and by both sexes or due to unknown problems (33%), approximately.Infertility in men can be due to varicocele, low or absent sperm count, sperm damage or certain diseases.

Risk factors for mens infertility include alcohol and drug usetoxins, smokingage, health problems, medicines, radiation, and chemotherapy.Risk factors for womens infertility include ovulation problems, blocked Fallopian tubes, uterine problems, uterine fibroids, age, stress, poor diet, athletic training, and those risk factors listed for men.

Aging decreases a womans fertility; after age 35 about 33% of couples have fertility problems; older womens eggs are reduced in number, not as healthy and less likely to be released by the ovary – the woman is also more likely to have a miscarriage and other health problems. Women under 35 should try for a year or 6 months if 35 or older to become pregnant before contacting your doctor if they have no health problems.

Pelvic organ ultrasound is used to monitor pregnancy, find cysts on your ovaries, examine the lining of your uterus, look for causes of infertility, and find cancers or benign tumors in the pelvic region. Depending on the view needed, the ultrasound sensor is placed either on your abdomen (pelvic ultrasound) or in your vagina (transvaginal ultrasound).

Ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to generate snapshots or moving pictures of structures inside the body. This imaging technique works in a manner similar to radar and sonar, developed in World War II to detect airplanes, missiles, and submarines that were otherwise invisible. After coating your skin with a lubricant to reduce friction, a radiologist or ultrasound technician places an ultrasound transducer, which looks like a microphone, on your skin and may rub it back and forth to get the right view. The transducer sends sound waves into your body and picks up the echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off internal organs and tissue. A computer transforms these echoes into an image that is displayed on a monitor.

How do I prepare for the test?

Your doctor might ask you to drink a few glasses of water before the test because a full bladder lifts your intestines out of the way and provides a clearer view of your pelvic organs. If youre having a transvaginal ultrasound and have a tampon in place, youll need to remove it before the test.

What happens when the test is performed?

You lie on your back on a table for the test. For a pelvic ultrasound, after squirting some clear jelly onto your lower abdomen to help the ultrasound sensor slide around easily, a doctor or technician places the sensor against your skin. For a transvaginal ultrasound, the doctor or technician covers a sensor with a condom and some jelly before inserting it into your vagina.When the sensor is in place, a picture will appear on a video screen. The technician or doctor moves the sensor on your abdomen or in your vagina to see the uterus and ovaries from many different views.

Antenatal care refers to the regular medical care recommended for women during pregnancy. Antenatal care is a type ofpreventive care with the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow your Obs & Gyn doctor to treat and prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy while promoting healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child. During check-ups, women will receive medical information over maternal physiological changes in pregnancy, biological changes, and antenatal nutrition including antenatal vitamins. Recommendations on management of healthy lifestyle changes are also made during regular check-ups. The availability of routine antenatal care has played a part in reducing maternal deathrates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth weight, and other preventable health problems.

The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, known earlier as Pap smear, cervical smear, or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the endocervical canal (transformation zone) of the female reproductive system. Unusual findings are often followed up by more sensitive diagnostic procedures, and, if warranted, interventions that aim to prevent progression to cervical cancer.

In taking a Pap smear, a speculum is used to open the vaginal canal and allow the collection of cells from the outer opening of the cervix of the uterus and the endocervix. The cells are examined under a microscope to look for abnormalities. The test aims to detect potentially pre-cancerous changes (called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or cervical dysplasia), which are usually caused by sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses. The test remains an effective, widely used method for early detection of pre-cancer and cervical cancer. The test may also detect infections and abnormalities in the endocervix and endometrium.

If you are a woman trying to conceive, one of your biggest challenges in fertility as you grow older is the suitability of your eggs.One of the first steps a woman should take when making the decision to conceive is to have Follicle (Follicular) Tracking carried out by your doctor. This will help to identify two things; whether or not she is ovulating and, if she is, the scan will additionally pinpoint the exact time when the follicle ruptures and releases the egg. This information enables a couple to maximise their chances of conception.Follicle Tracking involves a series of vaginal ultrasound scans, starting from day 10 to day 20 of your cycle. These scans allow you to observe the follicle(s) developing in your ovary.

postpartum period (or postnatal period) is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks. Less frequently used are the terms puerperium or puerperal period. Although for most women and babies the postnatal period is uncomplicated, care during this period needs to address any deviation from expected recovery after birth. It is the time after birth, a time in which the mothers body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.

What is the Well Woman Healthcheck?

Performed exclusively by our female clinical team, this healthcheck offers a one-stop, comprehensive medical assessment for women of any age. In addition to blood tests and other baseline measurements, you can choose to includepelvic examination, PAPsmear and Mammogram (breast cancer screening).

We have dedicated femaleObs&Gyn doctor and nurses who will guide you through the health screening process and will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have. If any of our screening medicals find something that requires further investigation, we will advise you accordingly.

Kindly contact us for individual Package rates.


(1) Platinum Package:

  General Examination (height,weight,BMI)

  Blood Pressure

  Transvaginal Ultrasound

  PAP Smear

  Blood Sugar

  Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)

  Lipid Profile

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • High-Density Lipoprotein(HDL)
  • Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

  Thyroid Test (TSH)

  Mammogram (Breast Cancer Screening)


(2) Gold Package:

 General Examination (height,weight,BMI)

 Trans vaginal Ultrasound

 PAP Smear

 Breast Examination

 Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)

 Lipid Profile

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • High-Density Lipoprotein(HDL)
  • Low-Density Lipoprotein

 Thyroid Test (TSH)


(3) Silver Package:

 General Examination(height,weight,BMI)

 Blood Pressure

 Blood Sugar

 PAP Smear

 Trans Vaginal Ultrasound

 Breast Examination


(4) Bronze Package:

 General Examination (height,weight,BMI)

 Blood Pressure

 Blood Sugar

 Complete Blood Count (CBC)

 Lipid Profile

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL
  • LDL