What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common gynaecology condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body.
It is a chronic and often debilitating condition that can cause painful or heavy periods and pain while having sex. It may also lead to infertility, backache, bowel and bladder problems.
Every month a woman’s body goes through hormonal changes. Hormones are natur... Read More
A fibroid (leiomyoma) is a common benign growth / tumour of muscle in the uterus (womb). These growths may occur on the outside (subserosal fibroid), in the body (intramural) or in the cavity (submucosal) of the uterus.
1 in 6 women have fibroids. Not all fibroids cause gynaecology or fertility problems and not all fibroids need medications or surgery.
Some fibroids have an effect on the ability to fall pregnant. The effect on fertility is likely to be related to the fibroid s... Read More
What is a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 24 weeks. Most of the miscarriages happen in the first 12 weeks.
What causes a miscarriage?
There are probably many reasons why a miscarriage may happen, although the cause is not usually identified. Most miscarriages are caused by abnormal chromosomes in the baby. If a baby has too many or not enough chromosomes, it will not develop properly. For most wom... Read More
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health conditionthat affects 10-15% of women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. PCOS is a very common and treatable cause of infertility.
What is polycystic ovary syndrome?
Having a miscarriage can be very distressing and to have several miscarriages or a late miscarriage can be devastating.
?What is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)?
This is a condition when a woman has 2 or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages) before the pregnancies reach 24 weeks. Losses are classified by when they occur as early and late miscarriage.
2-5% of all women suffer from recurrent miscarriages. Stre... Read More