“Menses“, “menstruation“, and “periods” are interchangeable terms referring to the monthly cycle a woman has to prepare the body for pregnancy.
Menarche is the first period in a woman’s life beginning between the ages of 12 to 16 years of age.
Various issues can arise with the onset of menses including:
Our General Practitioners are experienced in investigating, diagnosing and offering a variety of treatments, including gynaecology referrals for all issues, tailoring the treatment to ensure the best health outcomes.
Endometriosis is a whole-body disease, it’s not “just a bad period”. It is when the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus on other parts of the body including the pelvis, bowel, ovaries and fallopian tubes. This tissue releases inflammatory chemicals causing pain, reducing egg quality and affecting fertility and the ability to fall pregnant.
Approx. 175 million women worldwide suffer from endometriosis.
Be proactive about your health. Ask questions and see an endometriosis specialist.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on the ovary that usually occur during ovulation.
Cysts are common in women with regular periods. 8% of premenopausal women develop cysts that need to be treated. Most cysts are harmless, and often come and go without causing any symptoms.
Endometrioma, dermoid, cystadenoma, and corpus luteum; are all types of benign (non-cancerous) cysts. Hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, pregnancy and some medications can predispose to developing ovarian cysts. Pressure, bloating, swelling, or pain in the lower abdomen are symptoms of an ovarian cyst. The pain or discomfort can be sharp or dull and come and go. If a cyst ruptures, it can cause sudden, severe pain.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a very common chronic health condition causing hormonal imbalances in approximately 1 in 10 women of reproductive age.
Women with PCOS usually have insulin and testosterone levels higher than women without PCOS.
There is a common family history, and it is more common in women of Asian, African and Aboriginal backgrounds.
Although symptoms vary, irregular or no periods are the most common symptoms of PCOS. Excess facial hair growth, pimples/acne, weight gain, difficulty falling pregnant and emotional problems are also part of PCOS.
While PCOS cannot be cured, doctors can arrange for tests to investigate and diagnose the condition providing you with advice on how to manage symptoms in a holistic multidisciplinary approach.
Diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is based on a combination of physical and psychological symptoms during the second half of the menstrual cycle. The symptoms usually improve within a few days of menstruation and are absent in the first half of the cycle.
The severity of symptoms can range from mild to debilitating with a sense of inability to cope and loss of control.
About 1 in 20 women have PMS severe enough to disrupt normal functioning and quality of life.
There is a variety of options for treating PMS ranging from herbal to hormonal as well as other medications, and dietary and lifestyle changes that can be implemented to help alleviate symptoms.
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