Gynaecology is the medical practice that deals with the health of the female reproductive system, such as the vagina, ovaries and breasts.

What is gynaecology?

Gynaecology is the study of the female reproductive system, its functions, disorders and diseases comes under the heading of gynaecology.
This can include complaints ranging from menstrual problems to uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and cervical polyps. Consultant gynaecologists can also provide advice on contraception and disorders of early pregnancy.
Common gynaecological operations include hysterectomy, laparoscopy and colposcopy.

Wide range of treatments

Nearly every woman will suffer from a gynaecological problem at some time in her life. It may not be life threatening, and may only affect them at certain times of the month, but it can still have an impact on their quality of life and ability to do everyday things. The Gynaecological Units offer treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Gynaecological treatments
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine and endometrial polyps
  • Vaginal and uterine prolapse
  • Screening and treatment for cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers
  • Sexual health investigations and contraception
  • HPV screening and vaccinations

Common diagnostic tests:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Colposcopy
  • Reproductive Health
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