Managing an Overactive Bladder

overactive bladder syndrome

Managing an Overactive Bladder: Treatments and Interventions An Overactive bladder (OAB) is a prevalent condition that impacts the lives of numerous women globally, leading to symptoms like frequent urination, sudden urges to urinate, and incontinence. While OAB can affect women of all ages, it is more commonly observed in older women due to changes in…

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Urodynamics Test

Urodynamics Test

Urodynamics Diagnostic Test Urodynamics is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the function and efficiency of the urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, and associated muscles. It involves a series of tests that assess how well the urinary system stores and releases urine. During a urodynamics test, various measurements are taken to evaluate bladder pressure,…

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Menopause and Testosterone

Women and testosterone

Women, Menopause, and Testosterone During menopause, women experience a decline in hormone levels, including oestrogen and progesterone. Interestingly, testosterone levels also decrease but at a slower rate. However, testosterone plays a role in women’s overall health, including maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and sexual well-being.  This article looks at testosterone during menopause and how it might…

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

understand what your choices are with PCOS

PCOS – What is it and how is it treated? PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a hormonal disorder that impacts the reproductive system and can cause a range of symptoms with the most common being irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne and weight gain. For more information on this condition, the symptoms and treatment see…

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer explanation

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Stages Ovarian cancer was often referred to as ‘the silent killer’ because many of the symptoms that women present can indeed be mistaken for other diseases or illnesses.  However, with greater awareness and better treatment options, the early signs of ovarian cancer can be detected and successfully treated. In this feature, we…

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vNOTES

V Notes Hysterectomy

Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery vNOTES is shorthand for Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. It was developed to improve surgical outcomes of a hysterectomy. Instead of accessing the woman’s reproductive organs by abdominal surgery or keyhole incisions, vNOTES permits the access is through a woman’s vagina using the most advanced technology available.  Our…

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Gynaecology in the North West of England

Private gynaecology in the north west of England

A Specialist Gynaecology Service for Women in the North West This feature considers the challenges facing women seeking help for gynaecological conditions in the North West of England, and shows that there are services closer to home that can offer relief from conditions. Read more on private gynaecology in the north west of England.

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Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis Symptoms and Causes Did you know that last month (March 2023) was Endometriosis Action Month? Probably not because this condition which affects over 1.5M women in the UK has been woefully overlooked. Here at the Lancashire Gynaecologist we want to help to raise awareness about this serious and painful condition, so for more information please read…

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Vaginal Tearing

Reasons for Vaginal tearing

Vaginal Tearing Vaginal tears or cuts are injuries to the vaginal tissues and are surprisingly common. They usually affect the vagina or the labia (vulva), the external genitals. This article attempts to explain what causes vaginal tears, their symptoms, how they are treated, and when you should seek help from your doctor. Read our article here

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Fibroids and Fibroid Degeneration

Fibroid Degeneration

Fibroids and Fibroid Degeneration Fibroids are a common condition that affects many women during their reproductive years when oestrogen levels are at their highest. Many women have no symptoms, but depending on the number, position, and size of the fibroid(s), they can for some, become serious and painful. This article looks in detail at fibroids,…

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