Fertility concerns

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.

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 an Ovarian cyst

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

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.

Fibroids

What are fibroids?

A fibroid is a growth of the muscle of the womb. Commonly found in women, fibroids can grow to large sizes. Usually they grow over time under the influence of the female hormone, estrogen.  Depending on their size and position in the womb, they can lead to differring symptoms.

Mirena IUD

The Mirena IUD is now the IUD of choice for most women. It gives good menstrual control as well as contraception with minimal side effects.

Downs syndrome screening in pregnancy

Everyone has 23 pairs of chromosomes. These contain the genetic codes that make up our genome and individual characteristics. There are many known changes that can occur on the chromosomes that can lead to a variety of abnormalities. Some are lethal and lead to miscarriages or stillbirth, others are compatible with life. However, in many babies born with such abnormalities, there are significant consequences to their well-being. Some may have mental retardation, multiple organ abnormalities like abnormal kidneys or hearts and so on.