We believe in a holistic “whole woman” approach to gynaecology, with personalised and compassionate care, no matter what your needs are.
Endometriosis is a debilitating issue that many Australian women experience. It is condition where the innermost layer of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside of it, causing painful adhesions on the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel. Read more about endometriosis here.
A polyp is a small lump that grows in some parts of the body. For women, it is not unusual to get polyps at some stage prior to or after menopause. They are usually found in the cervix (the neck of the womb) or in the endometrium (the lining of uterus). Read more about polyps here.
Adenomyosis – also known as “uterine endometriosis” or endometriosis interna – is a common condition where the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) encroaches or breaks into the myometrium (the muscle wall of the uterus). Read more about adenomyosis here.
Fibroids – also known as myomas or leiomyomas – are benign tumors that can appear on the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. Read more about fibroids here.
Ovarian cysts are solid or fluid-filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. Most are painless and symptomless, but sometimes they can cause pain, discomfort, and complications if not treated. Read more about ovarian cysts here.
Dyspareunia is a term used to describe genital pain before, during or after intercourse. There are many causes, including physical issues like a lack of lubrication, a skin infection or illness. Psychological issues can also be a contributing factor. Read more about dyspareunia here.
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Heavy menstrual bleeding – also known as menorrhagia – can be caused by a number of different conditions. There are many effective treatments to assist with heavy menstrual bleeding. Read more about heavy periods here.
Irregular periods are quite common for women in their childbearing years, and while they shouldn’t be a cause of any great concern, they may be a sign of a bigger issue and it is recommended that you see your gynaecologist. Read more about irregular periods here.
Period pain is very common and can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and other management techniques such as heat packs and massage. However, for some women, period pain can be far more severe. This is known as (dysmenorrhoea). Read more about painful periods here.
Menopause is a natural biological process associated with a hormonal imbalance in older women. Gynecological treatments focus on relief of symptoms like vaginal dryness, anxiety, hot flushes and irritability.
Pap smear is a method of cervical screening used to detect cancer in the cervix. It is a quick and simple process that all women between the ages of 18 and 70 should have roughly every two years.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease – abbreviated as PID – is an infection of the upper part of the female reproductive system namely the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and the inside of the pelvis. Read more about pelvic inflammatory disease here.
Vulvodynia is defined as condition where there there is pain, burning, rawness or other discomfort in the vulva, but where no underlying cause can be found. This may be ongoing for months, or even years. Read more about vulvodynia here.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants outside the uterus, usually in your fallopian tube or somewhere else in the abdomen. Early detection of an ectopic pregnancy is very important and can prevent serious medical complications and permanent damage to the fallopian tube or where the egg has implanted. Read more about ectopic pregnancy here.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome occurs when blood accumulates in veins of the pelvis, which can become dilated and congested. Read more about pelvic congestion syndrome here.
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePolycystic ovary syndrome is a common yet complex hormonal condition that affects women in their childbearing years. As the name suggests, PCOS refers to there being multiple (“poly”) partially formed follicles (“cysts” ) in the ovaries, each which contain an egg. Read more about PCOS here.
Urinary incontinence is the accidental or involuntary loss urine. Women are twice as likely to experience urinary incontinence than men, due to factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract. Read more about female incontinence here.
Pelvic pain is a symptom of many conditions affecting the reproductive organs, and many women will experience it at some point in their life. Read more about pelvic pain here.
Vaginal Yeast Infections
A vaginal yeast infection occurs when the delicate balance of yeast (the fungus species Candida) and bacteria in the vagina is disrupted, causing the yeast cells to multiply. It’s not an STI. Read more about yeast infections here.
Urinary Tract Infections
As the name suggests, a UTI is an infection of the urinary tract, which is made up of the kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra. Women are more prone to UTIs because they have shorter urethras, which allow bacteria easy access to the bladder. Read more about UTIs here.
If you have any questions regarding gynecological conditions, or would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We will strive to offer advice and compassionate care in every way possible.