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.
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.
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.
What is a prolapse I hear you ask? And how does a woman get one?
For all women, the ovaries make cysts as part of their natural function. The only exception to this would be those who have yet to start their periods or who have become postmenopausal. In everyone else having periods, it is the norm. So why the interest in ovarian cysts?
Endometrial ablation is a surgical technique used to help women with heavy periods. The theory is that the lining is where the period is derived from. So removal of this lining should stop the periods altogether.