Category: Gynaecology

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Breast Cancer

What causes breast cancer? The risk factors include family history (inherited mutated genes), personal history, increasing age, obesity, alcohol consumption, radiation exposure, early menarche and late menopause, having your first child after 35 years...

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What are some of the signs of endometriosis?

What are some of the signs of endometriosis? Regina/Pauline mentioned in her testimonial that she had persistent coughing and a sharp pain in her abdomen. How would females be able to tell endometriosis apart...

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Visiting your gynaecologist

Many women delay visiting a gynaecologist out of embarrassment, fear or ignorance. While this is understandable, it is important to realise that, for the sake of good health, it is a must. And the...

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Minimum Invasion, Maximum Benefits

Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery is revolutionishing surgical treatments. These techniques, first pioneered by gynaecologists, are increasingly getting more and more popular. Advancement in technology is benefiting more people as it has allowed increasingly difficult...

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Dealing with Menstrual Cramps

Dysmenorrhoea is more commonly known as “menstrual cramps”. Most patients describe the condition as a dull, throbbing or cramping pain that arises from the lower abdomen. For most women, this occurs just before and...

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Uterine Prolapse

Uterine (womb) prolapse happens when the uterus descends down into the vagina and can sometimes even protrude out of it. This is a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles and ligaments which usually support...

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Irregular Menses

The Menstrual Cycle varies from woman to woman. It is normally counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next. This menstrual bleeding can occur once every 21...

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The Medical Frontier

O&G is a happy profession – there are lots of pictures of happy babies on my “wall of fame It’s different from other disciplines where you may have to break bad news. But you...

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Facts About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. It is a condition that affects women of reproductive age. The affected women commonly have enlarged ovaries with multiple small cysts...