Gynaecology is the study of the female reproductive system, its functions, disorders and diseases. This can include complaints ranging from menstrual problems to uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and cervical polyps. Consultant gynaecologists can also provide advice on contraception and disorders of early pregnancy. Cosmetic gynaecological issues can also be addressed.
• Menopause and HRT
• Uterine Fibroids
• Cervical Screening
• Sexual Health
• Polycystic Ovaries
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Cervical Cancer Vaccination
• Menopausal Bleeding
• Premature Ovarian Failure
• Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
• Anterior Colporraphy and Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy
• Menstrual Irregularities
• Routine Gynaecological Check Up
• Vaginal Rejuvenation
If you receive abnormal results from a cervical smear test, it is important that a gynaecologist examines your cervix in more detail. They are able to do so using a colposcope, which magnifies the cells of your cervix to make them more visible. However, you may sometimes need a colposcopy if you have unexplained bleeding, pelvic pain or an inflamed cervix. The procedure is painless and you will usually have the results of the test straight away, allowing your specialist to explain whether you need treatment.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease
As many as 15% of women aged 15 to 50 are thought to have polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS). While the condition can cause distressing symptoms, it can also affect your reproductive health and may increase your risk of developing other chronic health problems. However, a range of treatments are available for PCOS, which can help to manage your symptoms and make complications less likely. Assessment and diagnosis of your symptoms by an experienced gynaecologist with a specialist interest, therefore essential to help you start the right treatment.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Once you reach the menopause, your ovaries no longer produce an egg each month and your periods stop completely. This change occurs because your oestrogen levels fall and oestrogen is the female hormone that regulates your periods. As a result of these falling hormone levels you often develop a range of menopausal symptoms, which some women find distressing. If you are among the women with significant symptoms around the time of the menopause, drug treatment is available in the form of hormone replacement therapy, often referred to simply as HRT.
Even if the type of treatment you require is not listed above, we may still be able to assist so please contact us to discuss.