Obstetric intervention linked to post partum dyspareunia

February 2, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

Post partum dyspareunia linked to Obstetric intervention according to a prospective cohort study published January 21 in BJOG. “Almost all women experience some pain during first sexual intercourse following childbirth,” lead author Ellie McDonald, PhD, from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, said in a news release. “However, our findings show the extent to [&hellip…

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Severe teenage acne linked to endometriosis

February 2, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

Scientists have discovered that women with a record of severe acne in their adolescence are at considerably increased risk of endometriosis. (Dr. Jing Xie of Harvard Medical School in Boston) We should therefore consider early referral for patients with a history of severe teenage acne and non-specific symptoms, such as an irregular menstrual cycle or [&hellip…

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Salpingectomies routinely?

February 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

You may be aware that we are now routinely offering patients bilateral salpingectomies at the time of hysterectomy. Although this was not recommended in the past, because of worries in hastening the onset of the menopause recent studies have suggested that this should be offered to all patients undergoing routine pelvic surgery. Much like studies [&hellip…

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Milk may increase mortality and fractures in Women

November 5, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: Women

A recent study by Swedish researchers has found a higher mortality (both women and men) and a higher fracture risk in women with a high intake of milk. They do caution against any dietary recommendations based on their findings. (Read the full study here http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6015) They analysed data on 2 large cohort studies (61433 women [&hellip…

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Introducing ‘Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause’

November 5, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

GSM is defined as a collection of symptoms and signs associated with a decrease in estrogen and other sex steroids involving changes to the labia majora/minora, clitoris, vestibule/introitus, vagina, urethra and bladder. The syndrome may include but is not limited to genital symptoms of dryness, burning, and irritation; sexual symptoms of lack of lubrication, discomfort [&hellip…

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Uterine transplantation and Pregnancy

November 5, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

The possibility of uterine transplantation has been postulated for some time.  In 2002 the first successful uterine transplant was achieved. It has taken more than 10 years since then for the first successful delivery after uterine transplantation.[1] Last month, Prof Brännström and colleagues reported the case of a successful delivery of a healthy male newborn [&hellip…

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Barriers to Incontinence Treatment

October 1, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

A recent qualitative focus-group study has found that there are a number of barriers leading to lack of treatment for incontinence. Fear of treatment and lack of knowledge were the top 2 problems. Other barriers were a belief that incontinence is a normal part of aging and provider barriers. “Even in insured and educated study [&hellip…

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Best practice on the use of Long Term HRT

October 1, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

All of us are confronted by the patient how has been on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for some time and does not want to go off it. Long-term use of (HRT) is certainly controversial. If we combine medical evidence and clinical experience we can provide some guidance for the next time a patients asks, “How [&hellip…

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Morcellation, To be or not to be?

October 1, 2014no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

In October 2013, Amy Reed, MD, PhD, underwent a hysterectomy procedure involving morcellation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston for what was presumed to be benign fibroids. All went fine until about 1 week later, when Dr. Reed, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, received a phone call informing her that [&hellip…

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Why I became a Gynaecologist by Naylin Appanna

March 13, 2013no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

I am constantly asked,” Naylin Appanna, what made you decide to become a gynaecologist. ” The answer is very simple really. I didn’t grow up wanting to become a gynaecologist. In fact I grew up wanting to become an airline pilot. Unfortunately in South Africa during the apartheid era, this was only the realm of [&hellip…

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