Normal vaginal bleeding (menstruation) occurs every 28 to 35 days in every woman.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding is any bleeding unrelated to normal menstruation.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Trial shows proven efficacy Durable Efficacy and Safety of Long-Term OnabotulinumtoxinA Treatment in Patients with Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Final Results of a 3.5-Year Study Purpose: These are the final results of the prospective, multicenter, long-term (3.5-year) study of the efficacy/safety of onabotulinumtoxinA for overactive bladder syndrome. Materials and Methods: Patients who completed either of 2, […]