A LITERARY SURVEY ON TUMOR (IN LOWER ABDOMEN) ARISING FROM THE MENSTRUAL BLOOD (ARTAVAJA GULMA) BASED ON AYURVEDA CLASSICS

Gunarathnage Upul Anuruddha Kumara, WLARS Pushpakumari, SG Kisholorjan

Abstract


RaktaGulma is a tumor arising from the blood in the Artavavahasrota and occurs only in women. This is the term used to describe ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. The condition is described as being like a false pregnancy where a mass forms instead of an embryo. The aim of this literary review was to scientifically describe the disease RaktaGulma mentioned from Vriddhatri and Laghutri. Information was gathered regarding common causes and signs and symptoms from classics by analyzing the collected data. Specific signs and symptoms of RaktaGulma were identified. (from gathered common signs and symptoms)  Finally; RaktaGulmawas compared with the modern Physiological and Pathological conditions those tally with above mentioned common signs and symptoms. According to the results could be concluded that RaktaGulma can occur in both male and female and Haemetometra, Abdominal tumor, ovarian cysts, ovarian fibroma and Pregnancy could be correlated with RaktaGulma.

Key words - RaktaGulma, Artavavahasrota, abdominal tumor, Haemetometra


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