Same Day Gynaecology Appointments
We have a team of experienced and caring doctors who have expertise in gynaecological health matters, and who can help diagnose a number of complaints. We always have female doctors available to see you, should this be your preference.
We offer fast results on blood tests, same-day referrals and ultrasounds, and can help with a diagnosis on a wide range of problems including:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Polycystic ovaries
- Irregular or heavy menstruation
- Hormone imbalances and hormone-related issues
- Pelvic and lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Urinary tract infections
Q: What can I expect during an examination?
A: The doctor will ask you to explain your symptoms, and may perform an external examination and/or an internal examination. If specialist screening or treatment is required, we can refer you to a Consultant private Gynaecologist, usually on the same day or next day. Depending on the diagnosis, we will then discuss the next steps with you, including treatment options and referrals.
Q: What is abnormal bleeding?
A: Abnormal bleeding can include very long periods (of more than seven days), or a menstrual cycle of less than 25 and more than 31 days (i.e., the first days of bleeding are less than 25 or more than 31 days apart). Menstrual cramps are normal (dysmenorrhoea), but it is best to speak to a doctor should you experience a sudden intensification or severity in cramping. Heavy bleeding, for which you need to change towels or tampons more than one or two hours, is also a sign of abnormality. Abnormal bleeding during periods can be caused by polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, and in some cases cancer. Bleeding between periods also can be caused by low thyroid levels, hormonal imbalances, and stress.
Q: What other kinds of problems are common with menstruation?
A: Missing a period (amenorrhoea) can be the result of stress, drastic weight loss, eating disorders, strenuous exercise, breastfeeding, or pregnancy. Amenorrhoea can also be caused by hormonal irregularities, such as those associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome.