Category: Gynaecology

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.

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.

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.

New screening for cervical cancer

In late 2017 a new screening program for cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb) will replace our current Pap smear screening.
For many years we have depended on using the Pap smear to check for abnormal cells that may lead to the possible development of cervical cancer. It is well known that this form of screening had its limitations. The interpretation of the smear test could be affected by many factors not least of all vaginal infection, changes due to menopause and so on.