Gynaecology Conditions

Colposcopy

Colposcopy means to examine the cervix ( the neck of the womb) with the help of a special binocular microscope called a Colposcope. Colposcopy is performed if the cervical smear shows an abnormality or if the cervix appears unhealthy. It is also undertaken in cases of post coital bleeding or the smear is reported to be inflammatory or inadequate on more than once.

Menopause and HRT

Menopause is the age when a women stops having periods completely. Prior to the menopause women do go through some symptoms which encompass menopause and is know as climacteric.

Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are common benign growths of the womb (uterine) muscle. They are seen in 25% of white women and 50% of black women. Fibroids are common towards the end of reproductive life.

Cervical Screening

It is important to understand that cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities on the cervix. If these abnormalities are left undetected, they can lead to cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb) in the future.

Sexual Health

Sexual infection is also known as STI/STD and can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. It is important for individuals to know the facts of STI and how to access screening to exclude any risks of STI. Once STI is contracted it is also important to know how to receive treatment and how to prevent the disease.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The main sexually transmitted infections are as follows: chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, tricamonus, vaginalis, gardnerella, herpes simplex I/II. Other infections could be hepatitis, syphilis and HIV.

Polycystic Ovaries

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a fairly common condition which affects women in the reproductive age group. Common symptoms are irregular periods, abnormal weight gain, excessive hair growth on the face, back, over the chest and abdomen and also acne. Sometimes the periods can even stop for several months.

PMS or PMT

It is a very well known fact that many women suffer from minor physical and emotional changes prior to their menstruation. About 5% of these women will suffer with severe or significant symptoms premenstrually, which can interfere with their normal life sometimes resulting in the break down of relationships.

Contraception

Knowledge of good contraception is extremely essential throughout a woman's lifetime, commencing at puberty until the menopause. Nothing is more distressing than an unwanted pregnancy as a result of not using appropriate contraception.

Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Cervical cancer is the eleventh most common cause of cancer death in women in the UK, compared with third world countries where it is one of the most common killers. It accounts for around 2% of all female cancers in the UK.

Menopausal Bleeding (PMB)

Any bleeding one year following menopause should be taken seriously and given due consideration unless proven otherwise.

Premature Ovarian Failure

This is where women commence the menopause much before their actual biological menopause should commence. Women whose periods stop completely before the age of 40 are in this category. Due to some reason, the ovaries stop functioning and do not produce enough sexual hormones like oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Mrs Purkayastha is always very keen to offer conservative treatment for women with heavy menstrual problems and heavy bleeding with fibroids. Heavy menstrual bleeding is a very common condition which is reported almost in 33% of women of child bearing age. Many times this causes social embarrassment and is also an important cause for anemia and chronic ill health.

Anterior Colporraphy

Anterior Colporraphy and Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy

Mrs Purkaystha has performed the repair of cystocele, rectocele, perineal tear and stress incontinence operations for many years. However she has now acquired the skill of using a laser knife to perform these procedures. Mrs Purkayastha participated in an intensive training course at the Laser Vaginal Reguvenation Institute of America (LVRIA) in Los Angeles and was trained by Dr David Matlock.

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