Gynaecology

GynaecologyGynaecological health is an extremely important part of every woman’s life.  Regular check-ups, accurate diagnosis and a confidential and reliable service are crucial.   Gynaecology is a vast area of expertise that takes into account many aspects involved in a woman’s life. An established Consultant Gynaecologist (Dr Ramin Pakzad) 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 for further often complex procedures.

 

Menstruation

A common condition that is dealt with by our Consultant Gynaecologist is issues with menstruation.  These can include the following:

Dysmenorrhoea is the name given to pain during menstruation. It can range from normal period pains to problems that might suggest underlying illnesses.

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.  There are a number of conditions that can cause polymenorrhoea, and a visit to a gynaecologist can often uncover the cause.

Oligomenorrhoea is the name given to the condition that involves women experiencing irregular periods. This can be caused by a variety of conditions, and should be investigated to prevent the condition from developing.

Amenorrhea is the name given to the condition that involves women experiencing no periods. 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.

Menorrhagia is the term used to describe heavy menstrual periods. Again a number of reasons will contribute to this but early investigation is advised.

 

Cancer

Cancer is an issue that most people are very familiar with, as it has often affected them either directly or indirectly. These are the most common 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. A simple ‘smear test’ can be done and unusual features like pre-cancerous cells can be checked. This screening is not a test for cancer but helps to diagnose any changes in cells that may lead to the development of cancer of the cervix.

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.

 

Contraception/Family Planning

The oestrogen and progesterone contraceptive pill is the most commonly used form of oral contraception. 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’.

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 after discussion and consultation with the Consultant Gynaecologist a decision can be made. It is also commonly known as the ‘Mirena Coil’.

Our Consultant Gynaecologist is able to offer a range of general gynaecological assessments , including comprehensive ultrasound studies and if required appropriate treatment, some at the clinic and more complex ones at his well-established clinic in the Costa del Sol.

 

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