What is gynaecology?

Gynaecology is the study of the female reproductive system, its functions, disorders, and diseases come under the heading of gynaecology.

This can include complaints ranging from menstrual problems to uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and cervical polyps. Consultant gynecologists can also provide advice on contraception and disorders of early pregnancy.

Common gynaecological operations include hysterectomy, laparoscopy, and colposcopy.


Reasons to see a consultant gynaecologist

Some of the common concerns for seeing a gynaecologist are:

  • Heavy periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Intermittent or irregular periods
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain during or between periods
  • Itching or burning
  • Irregular discharge

The wide range of treatments

Nearly every woman will suffer from a gynaecological problem at some time in her life. It may not be life-threatening, and may only affect them at certain times of the month, but it can still have an impact on their quality of life and ability to do everyday things. The Gynaecological Units at BMI Healthcare offer treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Gynaecological treatments
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine and endometrial polyps
  • Vaginal and uterine prolapse
  • Screening and treatment for cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers
  • Sexual health investigations and contraception
  • HPV screening and vaccinations

The type of treatment you will receive will depend on your symptoms, your age and whether you wish to have children. Your consultant will assess your condition and give you an expert opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatment are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.

Common diagnostic tests:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Colposcopy

How BMI Healthcare can help?

Gynaecology Health at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant gynaecologist. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about. Or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so that you can return to enjoying your life to the full. With significant medical advances made in gynecology in recent years, many treatments, such as hysterectomy, now have minimally invasive alternatives.

Together, you and your consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.