Put simply, a vaginal repair is an operation to repair the vagina. It is a very common gynaecological operation.
Carrier Genetic Screening or Non Downs Genetic Screening
I use this term, “Non Down’s screening” to differentiate Carrier Genetic Screening from the Downs Syndrome screen that everyone talks about. Unlike Down’s syndrome screening which can only be performed during pregnancy, these screens can be undertaken at any time in a person’s life.
Bleeding in early pregnancy
This is a common problem that strikes fear in the hearts of every pregnant woman. All fear the possibility of a miscarriage.
Why do complications occur in surgery?
There is a saying…”You cannot make an omelette without breaking an egg”
But in surgery we try to do just that! Surprisingly in most cases , surgery goes well with most having a successful outcome and no major complications. More importantly, surgeons have become a victim of their own success with Community expectations that we can always make an omelette without breaking an egg. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, things do happen. Sometimes very bad things. But by and large, the egg stays intact.
Why are my periods heavy?
Periods…..ahhhh, where would our lives be without them. For a woman it is a sign of their coming of age and their womanhood. It can however be the bane of a woman’s life.
Surgical Treatment of Cervical screening abnormalities
We have now for many years been offering cervical screening to all sexually active women to look for abnormal changes on the neck of the womb (cervix) that may increse the risk of her developing cervical cancer. We can then offer treatment that hopefully will help in preventing the progression to cancer.
In my career, I have seen many couples voicing their fertility concerns. One of the most common question asked is “How long should I take to try for a pregnancy before becoming concerned?” This is particularly more prevalent an issue, as couples leave it later in life to try for a pregnancy.
Surgery for treatment of urinary stress incontinence
Urinary Stress incontinence is more common in women who have had children and can be severe enough to limit their ability to undertake normal daily activity. It can also cause social isolation and loss of self-confidence.
Why do women have a Prolapse?
What is a prolapse I hear you ask? And how does a woman get one?
This indeed is a very common problem. For many, the only time they find this is when they feel a lump in the vagina. It can be very frightening when you find it for the first time.
What is a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a dreaded term that women fear to hear. However, it is an operation that can be life improving if not life-saving for many.