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  • Do I Really Need a Hysterectomy



    The decision to have a hysterectomy should never be taken lightly.

    Hysterectomies used to be the only option for the treatment of many diseases of the cervix. Now there are alternative treatments with fewer side effects and less harmful long-term consequences.

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  • Canberra Women’s Clinic



    Canberra Women’s Clinic
    Health is the overall condition of complete physical, psychological and social welfare and not just the absence of disease or illness.

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  • Irregular Bleeding



    Normal vaginal bleeding (menstruation) occurs every 28 to 35 days in every woman.


    Abnormal vaginal bleeding is any bleeding unrelated to normal menstruation.

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  • Women's Health Clinic



    Women's Health Clinic
    Dr Gailani can help patients to understand their treatment pathways and enable clearer patient decisions.

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  • IUD Contraceptive Doctor & Minera



    What is an IUD?
    An IUD or IUCD (intra-uterine contraceptive device) is a form of contraceptive and involves a device being placed inside the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy.

    An IUD is a small plastic device in the shape of a 'T' with plastic strings attached.

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  • A Woman’s Guide to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


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    What is Your Urinary Tract?
    Your urinary system includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. This system helps to remove waste from your body.

    The kidney filters waste from your blood. Tubes called ureters carry these wastes or urine from your kidneys to your bladder, where it is stored until it exits the body through the urethra. All of these components can become infected, but most infections involve the lower tract.

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  • Effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on Your Menstrual Cycle


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    I’ve had irregular periods for a long time, now my doctor says it’s PCOS. What is it? What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a common gynecological (endocrine) disorder affecting many women of childbearing age. In essence it is a hormonal problem. It works by suppressing egg maturity and causes excessive fluid build-up […]

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  • Is Pain Before Periods Normal?


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    The female body constantly prepares for motherhood…there’s a lot going on in there The cycle of life Period, menses, the dreaded curse…call it what you will it’s here to stay for a very long time. For some this can be a delight as they plan for motherhood; for others it can lead to debilitating despair […]

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  • Top 10 reasons for period pains


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    Many women suffer from pelvic pains around the time of menstruation, here’s 10 reasons why Dysmenorrhoea Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term for crampy pelvic pelvic pain that happens during your period. It can happen in the lead up to, throughout or even after your period. Uterine Contractions Your uterus contracts in order to expel the […]

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  • High Risk Patients


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    What is menorrhagia or heavy periods? Menorrhagia This condition is associated with heavy or extended menstrual bleeding. Women suffering from menorrhagia experience severe blood loss, pain and cramping. These can restrict normal life.

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  • Treatment for Heavy Periods


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    What is menorrhagia or heavy periods? Menorrhagia This condition is associated with heavy or extended menstrual bleeding. Women suffering from menorrhagia experience severe blood loss, pain and cramping. These can restrict normal life.

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  • About Endometrial Polyps


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    Endometrial or Uterine polyps are an overgrowth of uterine cells. These form masses in the inner lining. They form from a flat base or protrude from on a stalk from the uterine wall. These polyps can range in size from millimeters to the size of a golf ball.

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  • Dermoid Cyst


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    Background: 22 yr old patient presented with lower right sided abdominal pain. Investigations: Ultrasound showed a 6 cm right ovarian cyst. Normal blood tests. Treatment: Keyhole surgery to remove the cyst. Outcome: patient went home the following day with minimal pain medications. Patient seen at her 6 weeks post operative follow up with no concerns. […]

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  • 5 Problems Associated With Ovarian Cysts


    5 Problems Associated With Ovarian Cysts

    Ovarian cysts can cause serious implications if not handled properly?


    Here's the top five problems associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome[…]

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  • Incontinence Infographic


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    Urinary Incontinence affects more than 1 in 3 women.

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  • Urinary leakage with coughing


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    Symptoms: 46 yearly woman was referred with urinary leakage with coughing, sneezing, laughing and running. The patient has previously had two vaginal deliveries, one of which required a forceps delivery. Diagnosis: Special bladder test (urodynamics) was performed at the urodynamic clinic in Capital Women’s Health. This showed leaking with three coughs both sitting and standing […]

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  • Uterine fibroids


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    Symptoms: 50 year old lady who had two vaginal deliveries was referred with heavy vaginal bleeding causing tiredness and affecting her quality of life. Diagnosis: Pelvic ultrasound showed 4 centimetre fibroids inside the womb (uterus). Procedure: Minimally invasive procedure was performed under general anaesthetic using a small device called Myosure to remove the fibroid from […]

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  • Fibroids And Common Treatments


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    Fibroids affects 1 in 3 women.

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  • 6 Questions About Endometriosis


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    Endometriosis occurs when tissue resembling the lining of the uterus(womb) grows out side the uterus on other organs or structures in the body.

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  • Nausea Vomiting and Abdominal Pain


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    SYMPTOMS: A 45 year old woman and mother of two vaginal deliveries. Presented to hospital emergency with severe lower abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting. DIAGNOSIS: Pelvic ultrasound showed 6 cm right ovarian cyst inflammatory markets mildly elevated. PROCEDURE: An emergency laparoscopy was performed, using three small incisions on her abdomen. The right ovary […]

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