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Gynaecologists.co.uk – UK Gynaecologists

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Gynaecology is a vast area of expertise that takes into account many aspects involved in a woman’s life. An established gynaecologist must not only perform regular check ups but must also guide women through their pregnancies and know when a patient must be referred on to a specialist. Many gynaecological procedures are fairly complex, and it can be embarrassing having to enquire about them even with a professional.

This is where the Internet comes in handy, with its vast resources providing information discreetly to those who require it. Menstruation, cancer within a woman’s sexual organs and contraception are three highly important subjects when it comes to gynaecology, and the following examples give a brief insight into these aspects of the medical practice.

Cosmetic Gynaecology

Until recently cosmetic gynaecology has been a fairly taboo subject and many women did not know they could have corrective vaginal surgery. With the exposure of cosmetic surgery in the press and as peoples fascination has grown the new area of gynaecogology / cosmetic surgery has opened up and begun to establish itself.  This specialist area of surgery has seen a growing number of gynaecologists and cosmetic plastic surgeons offer a range of vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures to correct and restore and rejuvenate the vagina.

Cosmetic plastic surgeons usually only perform labia reduction and some cosmetic gynaecologists will usually do labial surgery as well as some of the other female cosmetic gynaecology procedures that are becoming increasingly popular like vagina tightening. Cosmetic surgery procedures and gynaecology procedures are sometimes combined as a joint cosmetic surgery and gynaecology procedure such as tummy tuck with other gynaecological procedures.

Two of the most popular types of cosmetic vaginal surgery are labiaplasty (labial reduction surgery) and vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening). The two surgical procedures are very often combined together and is sometimes referred to a "designer vagina". It is usually following pregnancy that women experience vaginal relaxation which can lead to stress incontinence and also an decrease in sexual satisfaction.

Laser vaginal rejuvenation is another commonly used term and uses lasers and the latest techniques to provide a tightening of the vaginal muscles and/or to treatment urinary stress incontinence as well as labial reduction as  they minimise blood loss and speed up recovery from surgery. There are other cosmetic gynaecology procedures such as clitoral hood removal, perenioplasty and hymenoplasty which can be performed on its own or combined with other vagina surgery.

A new treatment that is increasing in popularity is the G-Shot or g spot enhancement injection that is a non surgical procedures that involves the gynaecologist injecting dermal fillers into the g spot to increase the size to help enhance sexual arousal. The treatment is proving to be very popular among women who have struggled to enjoy sexual relations with their partner or want to experience an enhanced sexual pleasure.

Many women have vagina rejuvenation cosmetic surgery due to the changes that can occur following pregnancy and others choose to have it done for hygiene, lack of confidence, pain or irritation, embarrassment or loss of sexual pleasure. Whatever the reasons for you wanting to have vaginal cosmetic surgery you can be assured that we have information that will help you make a decision and locate a specialist.

Menstruation

Issues with menstruation are a common complaint that must be dealt with by all gynaecologists. The names given to the different conditions involving a woman’s menstrual cycle don’t tend to give away any clues as to what they involve, so here is a brief explanation of some of the terms one might encounter when dealing with complications with menstruation.

Dysmenorrhoea is the name given to pain during menstruation. It can range from normal period pains to problems that might suggest underlying illnesses. It is caused by a chemical found in menstrual fluid, that in turn makes the uterus contract. This can be extremely painful, and many women will pursue medical treatment or alternative remedies that are said to relieve the pain.

Dyspareunia is the term given to experiencing pain during sexual intercourse. It is mostly experienced in women, and can be caused by physical or psychological factors. It is an unusual disorder, but when diagnosed and treated properly it can be managed and often cured.Polymenorrhoea is the term given to the condition that involves women experiencing periods that are more frequent than normal. A healthy woman will have at least 20 days between her periods, but when this amount of time decreases it becomes a problem. There are a number of conditions that can cause polymenorrhoea, and a visit to a GP or gynaecologist can often uncover the cause.

Oligomenorrhoea is the name given to the condition that involves women experiencing irregular periods. A woman should normally go between 21 and 35 days without experiencing her period. If the gap between periods is any shorter or greater than this, there could be a problem. If she is having periods less than 21 days apart, she may be experiencing polymenorrhoea. This is when periods are more frequent than they should be, and has a number of causes that can be diagnosed and treated. If however the patient is having periods more than 35 days apart, she may be diagnosed with oligomenorrhoea. This can be caused by a variety of conditions, and should be investigated as soon as possible to prevent the condition from developing.

Amenorrhea is the name given to the condition that involves women experiencing no periods. It can occur in women of all ages but is most commonly found in those who are close to menopause. There are a number of conditions that can cause amenorrhea, and it is important that women experiencing it take action to sort it out before it develop into a more serious problem. Amenorrhea is often a sign of an underlying problem; therefore it is a good indicator that something is wrong with the body.

Cancer

Cancer is an issue that most people are very familiar with, as it has often affected them either directly or indirectly. Two common forms of cancer are breast cancer and lung cancer, and it could be argued that these two receive more attention than other forms. Therefore, many are not aware of the development of cancer within a woman’s sexual organs. This cancer can be just as deadly, therefore it is important that women are aware of the signs of this disease so they can prevent it before it becomes more severe. Here are some types of cancer that can develop in a woman’s sexual organs.

Cervical cancer is a deadly illness that affects many women every year. With advances in modern technology it is becoming easier to spot pre-cancerous signs before they develop and become cancer, and easier to treat the illness. Many women are still unaware of the conditions that can cause cervical cancer, and the measures they can take to prevent it from developing. It is extremely important the public are aware of the causes and effects of cervical cancer. It is a deadly disease, but one that can be prevented if women are regularly screened. Uterine cancer is the cancer that can form in the uterus when the endometrial cells proliferate at an unusually high rate. This can be caused by many things, and is potentially fatal. These cancerous cells can spread to other organs around the body if they are not treated as soon as possible.

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that develops in a woman’s ovaries. It can be caused by a number of factors, and is treated in a number of ways. There are many symptoms that suggest the presence of ovarian cancer, and any women experiencing these symptoms should immediately consult their local GP or gynaecologists to explore the problem further.

Vaginal cancer is a cancer that is not very common, and when it occurs it is usually secondary cancer. This means that the cancer developed elsewhere in the body, and cancer cells travelled through the blood stream or the lymphatic system to the vagina. The cancer cells then develop in the vagina. The symptoms of the disease depend upon how severe the cancer is. There are some signs that women can look out for in order to catch the problem before it develops and becomes more serious.

Vulva cancer is a condition that is not found as often as other forms of cancer. It occurs in areas of the vulva, and can be treated in a number of ways. The condition can become severe relatively quickly if not treated, and the cancer has the potential to spread to other organs around the body if this is not prevented. Therefore it is important that any woman experiencing any of the symptoms or signs of vulval cancer should consult her local GP or gynaecologist immediately to have it examined.

Contraception

Diseases and infections aside, gynaecologists must deal with family planning issues on a daily basis. There are many different forms of contraception, many of which aren’t known by the general public. A visit to a gynecologist can improve awareness of these different methods, and help a couple either avoid having a child, or improve their chances of having one. The following methods of contraception have their own benefits and drawbacks, and a more detailed look into them can determine which are more effective for certain people with certain needs.

Barrier contraception is the name given to methods of contraception that create a physical barrier to prevent sperm from passing into the uterus. Examples of barrier contraception are condoms, female condoms and diaphragms. These are all put into place before sexual intercourse takes places, in order to contain sperm and reduce the chances of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

The oestrogen and progesterone contraceptive pill is the most commonly used form of oral contraception in the United Kingdom, and indeed most other countries around the world. It is considered extremely effective when taken properly, as it entirely prevents ovulation. It is called the combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill as it combines the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, but it is more commonly referred to simply as ‘the pill’. The progesterone only contraceptive pill is more accurately known as the progestogen only contraceptive pill, as it contains no progesterone. Instead, it contains a variety of progestogens, which are chemically similar in composition to progesterone. The contraceptive pill works similarly to the COC (combined oral contraceptive pill), except the progesterone only contraceptive pill contains no oestrogen.

An intrauterine device is a coil made of plastic and copper that is inserted inside the womb to prevent sperm from entering. It is extremely effective, as it creates a solid physical barrier into the uterus. It is a method of contraception that may not be appropriate for everyone, so it is recommended that one should consult her local GP or gynaecologist before making this decision to use an intrauterine device. Also, a trained specialist must actually fit the coil, but it can stay in for up to ten years and remain effective. Sterilisation is an almost permanent and entirely effective method of contraception. It involves cutting or at least blocking the fallopian tubes, eggs travel to be fertilised by sperm. Many women choose this method due to its high success rate, but it does mean that they can no longer have children. Therefore it is a decision not to be taken lightly, as it is possible to reverse the procedure but this doesn’t always work. Most women who choose to undergo sterilisation procedures will be over the age of 30, and already have children. It is these women who need a more permanent form of contraception, as they no longer wish to have more children.

Natural family planning is the process of examining a woman’s menstrual cycle to determine when she is at her most or least fertile. There is a point at which a woman will be most likely to conceive if engaged in intercourse, and a point at which it is impossible for her to conceive. Couples who can identify this time can engage in intercourse safely without the risk of becoming pregnant. This method of contraception is often very unreliable however, as menstrual cycles aren’t always regular or consistent. Small changes in the cycle can result in changes in a woman’s fertility; therefore it is difficult to determine when she cannot become pregnant.


The pages on this website provide basic information about a variety of conditions and procedures. They should not be used as a basis for any decisions, as they are no substitute for the advice of a specialist. They are useful for providing information and a basic understanding of embarrassing subjects, and can give pointers to aid basic self-diagnosis.