Ever wondered why your healthcare provider presses on your belly during your physical examination?

Dr Sneha Battin Your abdomen is home to a lot of vital organs: the stomach, the intestines, the colon, liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, kidneys, uterus, bladder, and many blood vessels. Clinicians are trained to examine your body with their hands to find the cause of your distress. In women, pressing down Continue Reading

UK’s ‘silent’ PCOS sufferers: 49% first uncover diagnosis when trying to conceive

A recent study reveals that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – one of the most common causes of female infertility – is going undiagnosed for many young adults. Whilst easily treated in most cases, PCOS was the most common obstacle for couples who are trying to conceive – the study found that 58% of couples seeking Continue Reading

PCOS-er And Proud!

By Ritu Bhathal Remember the time you huddled together with your friends, proudly exclaiming you’d finally got your period? Remember that girl standing on the outskirts, not joining in with the conversation? That was me. Remember when you’d joke about the pains, share your remedies, your experiences? Remember that girl, smiling and nodding, but not Continue Reading