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Gynaecology is the branch of medicine that covers the female reproductive system and treats gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and menstrual or menopause problems.

One Health’s provides gynaecology specialists that are trained to diagnose and treat a range of these conditions, using the latest techniques to improve your outcome. These include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and hysterectomy, among others. Read on to find out about these treatments, and the conditions that we can help you with.

Conditions & Treatments

Laparoscopy ('keyhole' surgery)

Laparoscopy ('keyhole' surgery)

A laparoscopy involves the insertion of a narrow telescope into the abdominal cavity through the tummy button.

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy

It is the examination of the inside of the womb using a fine telescope.

Hysteroscopic Sterilisation

Hysteroscopic Sterilisation

Hysteroscopic sterilisation is a method of female sterilisation for women wanting permanent contraception.

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

This operation is commonly performed for abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis and cancer.

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation

This procedure is a treatment for heavy menstrual periods. There are several methods available; all intend to remove permanently the lining of the womb. Approximately 40% of women who undergo this procedure will have minimal or no bleeding thereafter and another 50% will have lighter periods.

Colposcopy of the Cervix

Colposcopy of the Cervix

A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix. It is usually performed after an abnormal smear test in order to examine more closely the cells covering the cervix to determine if any of these cells have become cancerous and therefore need to be treated.

Vulval Conditions

Vulval Conditions

The vulva can be affected by generalised skin conditions such as psoriasis or allergic reactions. More specific vulval conditions consist of swellings of the Bartholin’s gland, vulval atrophy due to the menopause and thrush infections.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed on through intimate sexual contact. Common STIs include Chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea. They can be passed on during vaginal, anal and oral sexual intercourse as well as through genital contact with an infected partner.

Prolapse

Prolapse

If prolapse is causing medical problems or symptoms that bother you, it may be necessary to consider surgery. Your consultant will discuss surgery with you fully before you decide to go ahead. Other possible treatments include pessaries placed inside the vagina, or simply leaving things alone if things aren’t too bad.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

This condition consists of several symptoms that occur in the days prior the start of a period, which then settle as the period starts. Mild forms of the syndrome are very common but the severe forms markedly affect a woman’s family and work life.

Post-menopausal Bleeding (PMB)

Post-menopausal Bleeding (PMB)

PMB is vaginal bleeding more than 12 months after the menopause. The concern is that it could originate from a growth inside the womb that could either be, or could become cancerous. For that reason women should always seek medical advice if such bleeding occurs; a woman will be seen in hospital within 2 weeks from referral.

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are cavities within ovaries filled with fluid and are almost always benign. Cysts can occur from one month to the next. They may burst and thus disappear on their own. But if they have reached a certain size, they are unlikely to disappear naturally.

Miscarriage

Miscarriage

Miscarriage is common and occurs in 3 out of every 10 pregnancies. Most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Menopause and HRT

Menopause and HRT

A woman is said to have reached the menopause once she has not had a period for one year. The time leading up to the menopause is known as the peri-menopause and is often associated with menstrual irregularities.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

A clinical diagnosis of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is made when blood loss is more than 80mls or lasts for more than 7 days. However HMB is generally described as bleeding that interferes with a woman’s quality of life.

Fibroids

Fibroids

Fibroids are tissue growths that develop from the muscular wall of the uterus/womb. They can be found in the wall itself, under the external lining of the wall, or they can bulge into the cavity of the uterus/womb.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those lining the womb are found outside the womb in the pelvis. It is found in around 6% of women. The endometriotic deposits respond to a woman’s hormones causing inflammation and scarring in the pelvis.

Contraception

Contraception

Contraception allows you to control if and when you would like to have a baby. Some forms also provide protection against sexually transmitted infections.

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a common problem affecting women of any age. The pain can occur on a regular cycle or may only occur at certain times ie before and after eating, while urinating, during the menstrual period.

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