Friday, July 11, 2008

GPAL

GPAL is the abbreviation we use in obstetrics to any patients[of course female] maternal history where G stands for gravida[no of total preg],P-parity[conceviable] ,A-abortion and L-live....we are so used to this thing that sometimes we tend to omit the no of pregnancies just to decrease our case sheet length since we have to elaboralty write on each pregnancy detailing about their mode of delivery,complications etc..[laziness!].....
"nimge yast makkalu"?[How many children] is the standard qn we ask and sometimes its difficult to elicit even this from those patients who would have undergone repeated abortions!..
overall obg is quite interesting [2nd week] and we learn a lot about women!!...
tomorrow is 2nd saturday and its holiday!...can sleep till 10am and may be watch a movie!!!..:)

19 comments:

Ne said...

Oh yall are learning about women!! haha!! that is one thing that Dr's can truly do when it comes to the medical side of females!!

I am so glad you are enjoying it! Keep us updated and yes gets lots of rest.. learning about women can leave you drained! haha

Ne.

Suma said...

now that was something new i learnt today...am i glad that i did not get into medicine...everything sounds so clinical...

enjoy your weekend...

Princess Mia said...

being a doctor was never easy inne...but keep it up yur doing a good job....

rantravereflect/ jane said...

heeeee,, ya actually omit them, just to avoid gettin into details>>
sooooo what is the maximum no. of abortions can a woman hoave.. i jus wanna know..

n is gpal a no. then? or is it a probability?
heeeee :) enjoy ya weekend!

Solitaire said...

Wow!! What terms ya! Thanks for the info!

BTW, doctor saheb, the psychologist has started babbling again on Psychobabble. Come visit when you can!

debasish.. said...

Hey !

ok.. lotta heavy terms dere :)

but "how many children ?"... dats an intersting ques to ask !

Keep us posted bout ur new adventures DOC !

Mithrandir said...

looks like you are enjoying your postings!

gunj said...

cool piece of info thr :)

Meghna said...

which movie?? You watch hindi films???

sahana said...

hmm..sounds interesting..u r sure on way to b beaten up by sum lady by asking how many...kind of questions!!!;)

brocasarea said...

@ ne...yeah its a learning experience!...:)

@ suma...why is that??....now its all evidence based medicine.....

brocasarea said...

@ princess...grass is always on the other side:)

@ jane...that am not sure abt..may be ...GPAL is not a probability...its based on her history...

brocasarea said...

@ solitaire...thanks:)...was waiting for that to happen!!...

@ debasish...sure dude...hope u remember :)

brocasarea said...

@ rajeev...not exaclty..but quite interesting:)

@ GUNJ...cool?

brocasarea said...

@ meghna...yeah i watch it but very rare...:)

brocasarea said...

@ sahana...patients are usually cooperative...:P

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Reminds me of OBG postings in UG.

Have a sunny Sunday :)

brocasarea said...

@ sameera..u a pg??....

ceedy said...

interesting....glad you are enjoying