Gynaecological conditions can present themselves at any age, with some conditions unique to young girls aged up to four years old.
These conditions include labial adhesion and vulvovaginitis, which require a range of different treatments and approaches.
For some couples though, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) offers the best chance of achieving a pregnancy
IVF treatment may be recommended in a range of conditions affecting fertility, including sperm abnormalities, endometriosis, tubal damage, unsuccessful ovulation induction and unexplained infertility.
Women with irregular periods, occasional periods or no periods will often have an ovulation disorder.
When a woman with an ovulation disorder is trying to conceive, she will usually require medication to induce normal follicle development and regular ovulation
The most common type of hysterectomy, the total abdominal hysterectomy removes the cervix and uterus through the abdomen.
Vaginal hysterectomy involves the removal of the cervix and uterus through the vagina. Ovaries and tubes may or may not be removed during this procedure.
This procedure will remove the cervix and uterus through "keyhole" (laparoscopic) surgery. Ovaries and tubes may or may not be removed, depending on the reasons for the surgery.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the tissues that support and hold the pelvic organs (the uterus, bowel, and bladder) in their normal positions become damaged and weakened.
Ovarian cysts may be normal or abnormal. Most abnormal ovarian cysts are benign tumours (growths) of the ovary. Ovarian cancer, while rare, needs to be excluded.
Mirena is a long acting, reversible hormone releasing contraceptive appliance that is inserted into the womb. It is used as a contraceptive agent and to control heavy periods.
LLETZ stands for “Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone”. This procedure will remove a small segment of the cervix (the lower part of your uterus).
This procedure will rejoin separated uterine (Fallopian) tubes and is most commonly performed after a female sterilisation procedure (tubal ligation) when further fertility is desired.
Laparoscopic surgery enables the visualisation of the internal organs in the assessment of painful or heavy periods, pelvic pain, pelvic masses or fertility issues.
This procedure will repair prolapse of the vagina and/or uterus using "keyhole" (Iaparoscopic) surgery.
Vaginal pelvic floor repair is a procedure to repair prolapse of the vagina and/or uterus using the vaginal approach.
A hysteroscopy allows the surgeon to see the internal aspect of the uterus in assessment of heavy periods, abnormal vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, fibroids, polyps or fertility issues.
One of the most common symptoms of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding, but in some cases there may be no obvious symptoms until the cancer has progressed to an advanced stage.
A fibroid is a benign growth of muscle in the uterus. In most patients, fibroids do not cause any problems and do not require any treatment.
Endometriosis affects up to 1 in 4 women of reproductive age, and can cause severe pelvic pain and be a major cause of infertility in some women.
This procedure will permit visualisation of the internal aspects of the bladder and urethra, and may be performed in the assessment of pelvic pain, recurrent urinary tract infections, or other urinary symptoms.
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is pain that lasts for more than six months. CPP affects nearly one in seven women of reproductive age.