Chief Medical Director @ORBWomensClinic, Consultant Obgyn @kiakiahealth & Founder @thegirlsaide #Health #Gender #policy
May 17, 2023 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
FIVE TESTS YOU MUST DO AS A WOMAN
1. Know your breasts: regular breast self examination and knowing how your breasts look and feel will help you stay alert to sudden unfamiliar changes.
2. Cervical Screening Tests: If you are 21 years and above, sexually active or have
Been in the past, factor this into your schedule ( there are multiple ways to do this: self-test, Pap smear, HPV DNA sampling etc)
3. Know your genotype, blood group, and rhesus status: all these help you when dating or choosing a life partner
Start taking folic acid at least 3 months before trying for a baby.
If you are on any medication, see your doctor to be sure it is safe in pregnancy or change it to a safer option.
Stop consuming herbs and concoction.
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If you drink alcohol or smoke, stop to avoid the possible negative effect on your baby. This applies for both the man and the woman.
If you haven't carried out some basic tests, do them before pregnancy especially those that can affect your baby. @aproko_doctor @DrZobo
Sep 9, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT STIs/STDs
Sexually transmitted infections/diseases are more common than you think.
1. There are many sexually transmitted diseases 2. Condoms do not protect against all types of STIS/STDS 3. Some may not show obvious symptoms
@aproko_doctor4. Some cause irreversible damage within a very short time.
5. Some can lead to complications that may manifest 15 to 30 years later
6. Some have uncommon symptoms like behavioural changes, headache, fleshy growths abnormal bleeding between period etc.
Aug 14, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
'Doctor, the scan says our baby is not normal'
This is one of the most disheartening experiences for any intending parent
What to do if SCAN shows the baby has abnormalities
1.Take a deep breath
2.Take result to tertiary hospitals
3. Seek 2nd/3rd opinion @aproko_doctor4. Ask them to use pictures to explain better and show you it looks in real life.(google it)
5. Ask what can be done in pregnancy/immediately after birth and if it is compatible with life.
6. Both partners should try ask questions within their families, it may be inherited.
Aug 3, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week(August 1-7 2020)
Theme "Support breast feeding for a healthier planet”
The focus this year is on skilled breastfeeding counselling as a critical support to effective breastfeeding @aproko_doctor
Let's recap on the goodness of breastmilk
Benefits of breast feeding
It has the optimal nutrition for baby, easily digested & helps babies gain the right amount of weight
Has antibodies that helps baby fight infections & reduce risk of diarrhea, ear &respiratory diseases
Lowers risk of baby having asthma/ allergies
Jul 28, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE JOURNEY
At birth- confirm she is a female with normal outer organs, hopefully she is the desired gender
Birth-Puberty; check for proper growth; if breasts/menses arrives too early or too late, fear, threat & panic
Teens; menstrual pain, heavy menses,
fear of unwanted pregnancy, STIs, ectopic, forced marriage
20s- Pressure to marry & make babies, delay to do so; family meeting & another set of panic
30s- Raising babies or pressure from 20s transmitted forward if still single or yet to make babies
Know your breast well
Jul 21, 2020 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
PREPARING FOR FIBROID SURGERY
Some women with fibroid have no other choice; they MUST have surgery to improve their quality of life, relief their symptoms, or achieve fertility.
Here are some few tips if you are preparing for Fibroid removal surgery( Myomectomy)
A THREAD 1. Seek a 2nd/3rd opinion(it is your body & health) 2. Ensure you are talking to a Gynaecologist 3. Ask about all forms of surgeries available & discuss which is best for YOU 4. Do all relevant tests before surgery as recommended 5. Get blood donors ready before surgery
Jul 19, 2020 • 5 tweets • 6 min read
LIFESPAN OF PREGNANCY
Pregnancy is meant to last for 280 days which is 40 weeks in humans
Some babies can still survive two additional weeks.
After 42 weeks, the placenta starts aging rapidly & the water that provides food for them also starts drying up. #Notobabyscam
So what has the baby been feeding on for 8 years?
Then how come baby isn't getting older in those 8 years?
We all know how an 8 year old looks, can that be in a woman's tummy?
Can the owners of this babies do agree to a DNA test? #noforbabyscam
Jul 17, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Smoking Away the Babies
Cigarette contains many harmful chemicals that can affect fertility in both men & women negatively
Can reduce sperm count
Can affect ability of sperm to move Cause abnormal sperm with damaged DNA
Can reduce volume of semen #fertilityfriday
Can induce earlier menopause by 1- 4 years
Can affect ability of tubes to carry eggs
Can prevent fertilization & implantation of pregnancy
Women who smoke require higher dose of drugs to stimulate ovulation
IVF success rate may be 30% less than in non smokers.
Jul 10, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
FIBROIDS & FERTILITY
Fibroid can affect fertility by affecting your sexual health, by it's location or from it's treatment
Fibroid in Sexual health
Irregular/prolonged bleeding can interfere with sexual intercourse.
It makes it hard to estimate fertile window #ATHREAD
Painful sex from fibroids can reduce sexual frequency
Recurrent blood loss can cause anaemia which can make the woman tire easily & sickly
Going to hospital for pain, blood transfusion, heavy bleeding, stress etc can lead to loss of libido in both partners @aproko_doctor
Jul 7, 2020 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
July is Fibroid Awareness Month
They are abnormal growths of the muscles of the womb
The exact cause is unknown
They are not cancers
They are common, in 50-70% of women
Less than half of women with fibroids have symptoms
Can be huge @aproko_doctor
For women with symptoms, it can be stressful & sometimes devastating
Heavy menses; some use adult diapers,some sit on bowls just to bleed into it, some need to be transfused with blood after each period
Painful menses so severe some can't move/ work @DrJohnAfam
Jun 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
CARE AFTER REPAIR OF PERINEAL TEAR
Please refer back to Tweet from 15/06/2020
Episiotomy; A surgical incision made at the vagina entrance to allow the delivery of the baby
Repair of episiotomy is Episiorrhaphy
Complete your antibiotics/multivitamins/pain relief
Sitz Bath; Please use LUKEWARM water, mix with salt, fully dissolved/disinfectant & sit in for 20-30 minutes.
NO HOT WATER, it can burn you & breakdown the stitches. It helps the pain, healing & the hemorrhoids
Sperm makes up only 5-10% of semen, others include fluid, vitamins, proteins etc. So most of what is flowing out is not sperm
The vagina has only one entrance, anything that goes in must surely come out including semen.
Jun 10, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Q & A WEDNESDAY
Good day doc
I have not seen my period in 5 months and I am not pregnant what could be the cause?
I am 43 years old
Thanks for reaching out
Many things can cause your period to become irregular. Did you start any hormonal medications or contraceptive?
Also before a woman becomes menopausal, her period may become more irregular and far apart until it finally stops showing up.
You will benefit from seeing a specialist to evaluate you and address your concerns
Yours in good health
Naija Obgyn Doctor
Jun 2, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Is it smelly, itchy, burning?
Is the discharge much?
Do you have painful urination?
These are some questions asked when a woman has a vaginal infection
It can happen when the vagina is not as acidic as it should be, allowing bad organisms to grow.
It can be caused by sexually transmitted infections
Conditions where immunity is low like pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes,HIV infection etc.can make it more common
You can also change the acidity of your vagina by DOUCHING