Gynaecological care from puberty through to post-menopause.
Gynaecological health refers to all medical complaints and conditions relating to the function of the female reproductive system, more specifically; the uterus, ovaries and vagina.
Whatever your age, from puberty onwards, a woman is susceptible to gynaecology issues and, due to the often-personal nature of these problems, it’s important that to find a GP and potentially a gynaecologist that you’re comfortable with.
The broad range of issues can start with simple-to-treat infections and go all the way through to more serious, long-term complaints which can affect fertility and may require surgery as a treatment.
While many gynaecology issues are relatively minor and nothing more than a nuisance; others require a longer-term treatment plan and can have more debilitating consequences on daily activities.
Symptoms of gynae issues
If you’ve recently suffered with any of the following symptoms, a check-up appointment with your GP will advise if you need to refer to a women’s health specialist or gynaecologist for further treatment:
- Abnormal bleeding between periods
- Unusual pressure in your pelvis
- Chronic pain in your uterus
- Discomfort or pain during urination
- Discomfort, pain, or bleeding during intercourse.
- Significant changes to flow or levels of pain during menstruation.
- Lumps or sores in the genital area.
As with all medical cases, early detection of any serious gynaecology issues can help with an effective treatment program.
- Irregular bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Cancer screening
- Chronic pain
- Polysistic ovary syndrome.
- Irregular pap smear
Diagnosis of gynae conditions may involve a physical examination, pap smear, swab test, x-ray, ultrasound, biopsy, colposcopy or internal examination.
Irregular bleeding, chronic pain and changes in your menstrual cycle are warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored. Consult your GP today to make an appointment to discuss your gynecological issues.