A young married lady named Safeena came to Dr Batra's™ Khairatabad clinic with complains of irregular periods and infertility. She was married for five years, had an ectopic pregnancy two years ago, followed by the medical termination of her pregnancy. She was very anxious to conceive, but her hysterosalpingography (HSG) report revealed left tubal blockage, right side hydrosalpinx and ultrasonography (USG) revealed polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
She used to get her menses only with the intake of hormonal supplements. Her gynaecologist had advised her not to plan for a pregnancy as it may land up into an ectopic, following the death of the foetus. She was also advised for a surgery and yet, there was no scope for conception as the surgery could leave an adhesion in her fallopian tubes, so she was quite reluctant for the same.
When we were taking her detailed case-history, she seemed misty-eyed as she hailed from an orthodox, Muslim joint family where everybody expected an offspring from her. Of late, her relation with her husband was getting edgy, owing to the child issue.
Every time she visited us, she could not restrain herself from weeping while narrating her problems. Based on her detailed study, we gave her Pulsatilla 1M and Apis Mellifica 6C. She got her menses in the second month; we also advised her to stop the hormonal supplements. Initially, her periods were delayed but on completion of six months of the treatment, her periods were regularised; associated complaints like acne and hair loss secondary to PCOS also improvised. She started developing unwanted hair growth, which stopped over a period of time.
We also counselled and reassured her husband. After nine months, we repeated HSG, where there were no evidence of hydrosalpinx in the right fallopian tube, though the left tube remained blocked, as it is an irreversible change. Her gynaecologist also told tell her that she could plan for a pregnancy in the future.
Safeena’s happiness is highly evident in her behaviour after she heard the great news from her gynaecologist. Her husband and family are also in good terms with her due to this ray of hope. She gives the entire credit for this positive change in her life to Dr Batra’s™.