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Unable to conceive

Being unable to conceive can erode confidence, destroy relationships, and still carries a hidden social stigma. Its a journey, personal and intrusive, obsessive and despairing at times, and sometimes very expensive, but it has a start, a middle and an end. The finish line sometimes isn’t where you imagined, but usually you can get there […]

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Fertility & Infertility – preparing for pregnancy

Preparing for pregnancy It always seems a bit bizarre when most of adulthood is spent trying to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, that when caution is thrown to the wind, it doesn’t always automatically result in instant conception! For most couples pregnancy does come along within 12 months, and hopefully with some good fun along the […]

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Recurrent Miscarriage

Every pregnancy is precious, even after one miscarriage we can arrange tests to exclude any factor that would increase the risk of a further pregnancy loss. Certainly once a woman has had more than two miscarriages, these investigations should always be done and include blood tests for genetic, immune, hormonal and clotting issues, an ultrasound […]

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Miscarriage

About one in four women will experience at least one miscarriage during their lifetime It is always a shock and associated with grief and a sense of loss. The bleeding and cramps can be heavy and frightening. You should always consult a Doctor if you have bleeding at any stage of pregnancy. We can normally […]

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Signs of perimenopause

Symptoms relating to the menopause (the perimenopause) can start up to 10 years before periods eventually stop. Here are a list of the more common issues… Infrequent or absent periods — periods get less frequent and are lighter — its been over a year since the last one Very heavy prolonged irregular periods — a […]

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Menopause

What really happens to women around the menopause An estimated 90% of women will have some symptoms, even if they only recognise that in retrospect. A woman is diagnosed as being menopausal when she stops having periods because her ovaries have no eggs left. The average age of menopause in the UK is 52 years, […]

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 10% of women Sometimes it causes no symptoms, but it can cause progressive pain both before and during periods, ovarian cysts, heavy and irregular periods, bowel upset (it is often mis-diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome) and general fatigue. Endometriosis is a major cause of fertility problems. The diagnosis of endometriosis can only be […]

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Fibroids

It is estimated that fibroids arise in up to 60% of the pre-menopausal female population They are balls of ‘gristle’… benign tumours containing fibrous and muscle tissue..that grow in the wall of the womb. They can cause heavy periods and pelvic pain and swelling if they are large, and they can also affect fertility, but […]

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Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts can cause irregular bleeding and pelvic pain In many cases they are asymptomatic. An on the spot diagnosis is easy with the aid of ultrasound. Sometimes a blood test or a more detailed MRI scan might be needed. Management may be with hormones, or sometimes keyhole surgery is required. Some asymptomatic cysts are […]

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Irregular period bleeding

Periods that don’t come once a month are normally the result of a hormone imbalance. Irregular bleeds can also happen as a result of innocent growths called polyps that can arise from the cervix at the neck of the womb, or inside the womb cavity. cervical polyps can easily be removed aimlessly in the office, […]

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Issues with periods

Here to help with heavy periods, painful periods or no periods at all… Painful periods Some people always have painful periods, but the degree of pain, the location of the pain, and when that pain happens can be the result of treatable gynaecological problems like endometriosis, pelvic infection and fibroids (which can also affect fertility), […]

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Egg Freezing

The decision to freeze your eggs is always one fraught with emotion: why do I need to think about this at all? Is egg freezing expensive? Am I doing the right thing when there are no guarantees? I can guide you through the blurb, explain the facts, and most importantly provide an environment for your […]

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