Gynaecology

What Is Endometriosis?

One common cause of pelvic pain, painful periods, as well as painful sex and painful bowel movements is endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where cells normally found in the lining of the uterus / womb grow elsewhere in the body e.g. in the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis.  These cells, however, still behave

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Some Thoughts About Labiaplasty

We’ve all recently heard the news about The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reporting a 40% drop in the number of people in the UK, male and female, undergoing cosmetic surgery.  The BAAPS figures also show that the fall among women was actually 47.8 %.  The sort or cosmetic procedures referred to in

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Do You Feel Pain During Sex?

The results of a recent study have shown that a sizeable minority, almost 1 in 10 of women in the UK, experience pain during sex.  The findings, from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), are significant because they come from the largest scientific study of sexual health lifestyles in the UK.

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Endometrial Cancer Study

A recent Medical News Today article has highlighted the results of a study carried out by an international team.  The study identified 5 new gene regions that may increase the risk of a woman developing endometrial cancer.  In order to identify the genetic variants this latest study used the DNA of more than 7,000 women

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High BMI

Greater Risks With a High BMI

The results of research published online by JAMA Neurol and highlighted in a recent BMJ article indicate that obese women i.e. those with a BMI of 30 or greater who use oral contraceptives could be at greater risk of suffering a (rare) type of stroke called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).  This is essentially a stroke

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Polycystic Ovaries & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

There is a lot of information available out there about polycystic ovaries, and one important thing that I need to point out here is that an ultrasound finding of polycystic ovaries is not the same thing as having the metabolic disease called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This is why if you have an ultrasound finding of

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Outpatient Services

You may already have visited my website via the search engines (this Blog is part of that website although not linked via the menu) because you are searching for information about gynaecological services or obstetrics. You will see that I do list many of the main services on there with some detailed information. There are

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