From puberty through menopause, a woman's reproductive organs are constantly changing through the normal processes of sexual activity, pregnancy and aging, and sometimes disease and injury. We provide individualized, specialized care aimed at maintaining health, preventing illness and treating disease. Below are some common gynaecological conditions we are able to address for you.
Cervical cancer is usually a squamous cell carcinoma caused by human papillomavirus infection. Risk factors for cervical cancer include -
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue from the membrane that normally lines the uterus — the endometrium — grows outside the uterus. This tissue acts just like the endometrium in accumulating blood in the monthly menses period, but it has no place to shed the blood at the end of the cycle. Common symptoms may include -
Fibroids are round growths that develop in the uterus. They are almost always benign, or non-cancerous. Usually, fibroids cause no symptoms and don't require treatment. But if symptoms occur, you should seek medical attention. Symptoms of fibroids may include -
Menopause is a normal phase of a woman's life. It is defined as the period in time when the ovaries cease functioning and menstrual periods stop. Today, Women are seeking immediate relief for their menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Common symptoms of menopause include -
Many women will be diagnosed with an ovarian mass or cyst at some time in their lives. An ovarian cyst is a closed sac within the ovary that contains fluid or solid material. The majority of ovarian cysts in pre-menopausal women will be "normal" cysts, related to development of the egg in the ovary and ovulation. These cysts will almost always go away over time.
Sometimes cysts are found because a woman is having pain or discomfort, and sometimes they are felt during a routine pelvic examination.
Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. The normal environment of the vagina is acidic, which helps prevent overgrowth of organisms that can cause vaginitis. But when disruption of the lining occurs due to extreme stress or antibiotic use, vaginitis may develop. Signs and symptoms vary depending on what type of vaginitis you have but may include -