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It is very common to have some discomfort or pain with your periods, but ongoing pain can eventually cause a whole raft of problems and you may have a gynae condition that needs treatment. If you're struggling or worried it's not your imagination, you just need some help and advice.
If you have period pain, the time to see a specialist is if
It's pretty hard to measure this in real life, so the medical definition we go by is bleeding so heavy that it interferes with your physical, emotional, social and material quality of life.
It gives an indication that your bleeding is heavy if
If your bleeding is making life difficult, we can usually give you some options that will help
If your cervical smear result has come back abnormal, you might be worried. But it is important to know that a positive result doesn’t meant that you have cancer. Most commonly, this result is due to the presence of human papillovirus (HPV virus) that can either be watched carefully or treated easily.
It is time to see a specialist if
We can perform a detailed examination of the cervix with a colposcope (special magnifying instrument) to check for any cell changes and advice you how to best manage this.
Bladder leaking can often happen as we age or after childbirth but this doesn't mean you have to live with it forever. There are lots of really successful options, and while some women may be happy to manage with incontinence products, we can talk you through pelvic floor physiotherapy, medications or a number of different surgeries.
If you decide surgery is right for you, we have several options: a sling made of your own tissue (fascia), a mesh sling, a bulking agent (water-based gel) injection or a colpopsuspension. There is lots of negative information about mesh right now, but we can help you make sense of it and guide you through your decision making.
As a supportive and dedicated team of women’s health specialists, our combined expertise covers a comprehensive spectrum of gynaecology care. We stand by our promise to provide the best care possible for our patients. Committed to inclusive communication and shared decision making, our patients are kept informed every step of the way. We will work together towards solutions that help women live a life of health and wellbeing.