Women’s Healthcare

Menopause

The menopause refers to the time after a woman stops having regular periods. Technically it is diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual period. This is caused by the ovaries running out of eggs, and usually occurs around 50-51 years of age.

Menstrual Disorders

The menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of the period to the first day of the next period. It is a range of anywhere between 21 -45 days for teenagers and younger women. For adult women the range is usually between 28-35 days.

Fibroids, Cysts & Endometriosis

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) lumps that grow in the uterus, arising from the muscle fibers of the uterus wall. Fibroids are relatively common and may affect up to 25% of women.

Cancer Prevention

The main gynaecological and female cancers are breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer. Of these, only breast cancer and cervical cancer have screening tests that are recommended.

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. This risk can be higher, to as high as 10%, if the woman has a strong family history of cancer

Cervix Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. This risk can be higher, to as high as 10%, if the woman has a strong family history of cancer

Vaginal Discharge / Itch

A common complaint for many women is the presence of a vaginal discharge with or without itching. The causes of excessive discharge/itch are many, and may be caused by infections, hormonal changes, bacterial imbalance, use of unsuitable sanitary products or other skin conditions.

HPV & HPV Vaccination

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. This risk can be higher, to as high as 10%, if the woman has a strong family history of cancer

PAP Smear

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. This risk can be higher, to as high as 10%, if the woman has a strong family history of cancer

Colposcopy

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. This risk can be higher, to as high as 10%, if the woman has a strong family history of cancer