Gynaecological symptoms can be extremely varied in nature and very distressing for women. Prompt diagnosis and specialist treatment can make a significant difference to the physical and emotional wellbeing of the patient. At Reproductive Health Group we treat and treat a wide variety of gynaecological symptoms including;
Pelvic pain is any pain that is present in the lower tummy or pelvis. It is very common and can affect up to 1 in 6 women. There can be many possible causes and a number of tests usually need to be completed to establish exactly what the issue is. Find out more about pelvic pain.
Period problems are very common and can take a variety of forms. These can include irregular periods, those that are very heavy and those that come too frequently or not at all. Find out more about period problems including pre menstrual syndrome.
Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in the labia, vagina or deeper in the pelvis during or after sexual intercourse. This can be due to various reasons and can be due to a contribution of physical, psychological and/or social factors. Find out more about painful intercourse.
All women have some vaginal discharge, which may appear clear, cloudy white or yellowish. Changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, including menstrual cycle, emotional stressors, nutritional status, sexual arousal, pregnancy, usage of medications such as contraceptive pills. Find out more about vaginal discharge.
Vaginal discomfort consists of a range of symptoms to include abnormal vaginal discharge, irritation, itching, burning, swelling and pain. This may sometimes be associated with discomfort/pain during passing urine. These symptoms may be due to inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis). Find out more about vaginal discomfort.
Vulval itching / discomfort
Vulval itching, burning and irritation can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Sometimes the itch is persistent, and causes distress, particularly bad at night and cause sleep disturbance. Vulval itching can affect any woman at any age. Find out more about vulval itching / discomfort .
Bleeding in early pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding in the early pregnancy is seen in approximately 20% of pregnant women. It does not always mean there is a problem. However, bleeding can be a warning sign of a miscarriage. The color often varies from light pink, red to brown. Find out more about bleeding in early pregnancy .
Bleeding after intercourse
Bleeding after sex refers to having vaginal bleeding during or just after sexual intercourse, when not menstruating. There are many reasons why a woman may bleed after sex. Find out more about bleeding after intercourse.
Hot flushes/night sweats
Hot flushes are sudden, spontaneous feeling of warmth, which begins in the face and chest and then spreads in waves to the rest of the body. 75% of women going through the menopause experience hot flushes to varying extent. They can happen at any time during the day or night. Their severity varies from person to person. Find out more about hot flushes/night sweats.
Urinary incontinence can be experienced by women of any age although it is more commonly seen in older women. There are two types of urinary incontinence, ‘stress’ and ‘urge’. Stress is when urine leaks out under pressure and urge is urine leakage is accompanied by an overwhelming urge to go to the toilet. Both types can be distressing and embarrassing but they can be effectively treated. Find out more about urinary incontinence.