Gynaecology clinic Melbourne
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for colposcopy
Colposcopy and management of abnormal pap smears
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for hysterectomy
Hysterectomy (laparoscopic, vaginal, robotic and abdominal)
Gynaecological surgery Melbourne
Laparoscopy – or keyhole surgery – is minimally invasive surgery. The most common gynaecological laparoscopic procedures are related to infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, removal of the uterus and to correct congenital abnormalities.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for menstrual disorders
No matter what age you are, menstrual discomfort is real. At Melbourne Mothers we:
- Help reduce pain and discomfort
- Help you understand what is going on
- Work out the best management or treatment plan in conjunction with you
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for fibroids
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on your womb. Not all uterine fibroids cause symptoms but when they do you may experience heavy periods, back pain and pelvic pain. Fibroids may also be linked to fertility challenges. When we discuss your gynaecological treatment, we look at the specific symptoms you have, to define what is the best possible treatment pathway.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for period pain
Period pain is a common problem for girls and women. While times have changed and it has become more common to have open conversations, there is still no way to measure if your period pain is more intense than the pain other women are experiencing.
My work as a gynaecologist starts with listening to your story and asking the right questions about your symptoms. From there we can do two important things:
- One is to find the best way forward to reduce the pain. We know for a fact that when you are in pain as you have your period, it affects everything in your daily life. So we look at the best solution to resolve the pain and discomfort.
- The other aspect is to investigate if there is an underlying cause that needs attention. If you suffer from particularly heavy periods, we may plan further investigations to check for gynaecological conditions.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for ovarian cysts
Management of ovarian cysts and benign adnexal mass
You have two ovaries – they are about the size of an almond. Eggs develop and mature in them, and in your monthly cycle they are released. In the ovary or on the surface, small pockets can develop and they contain fluid. These are ovarian cysts and it is quite common for a woman to develop them at some point. Most of them will disappear after a few months without treatment.
But if a cyst is large, you may experience bloating or pain. Typically, you would feel a sharp pain in your lower abdomen on the side where the cyst is. Women often describe their symptoms as a full or heavy feeling in the area.
Another term your GP may use is adnexal mass. This is usually a benign growth, but sometimes it may be cancerous. An adnexal mass appears in or around your uterus, your ovaries or fallopian tubes.
An adnexal mass that is solid generally creates more concern, compared to a mass that is filled with fluid. They can appear at any age, and most of them will disappear over a few menstrual cycles without treatment.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for urinary incontinence
Management of urinary incontinence
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you may be referred to Melbourne Mothers, particularly if the causes are linked to a gynaecological problem.
A prolapse for example, may be the underlying cause. There are a whole range of conditions and situations that may have an impact on your bladder, and our first step will be to investigate what causes your discomfort.
Then, depending on your circumstances, we will explore treatment options. They can range from non-surgical options to gynaecological surgery.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for pelvic pain
Investigation of pelvic pain
Pain can be debilitating and it can be almost impossible to go about your day-to-day routines if you have constant or intermittent pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain may require a laparoscopic investigation, so we can find out what causes the pain. It can be linked to heavy and painful periods, or it may be an indication of other conditions that we have discussed on this page.
You can rest assured that we will use our full experience to help reduce the pain, and to provide a clear diagnosis.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for endometriosis
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for adenomyosis
Adenomyosis causes heavy periods because tissue similar to the uterus lining grows within the uterus muscle. Adenomyosis can also cause severe pelvic and lower back pain as the uterus becomes quite large and heavy.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder and it may affect your chances of falling pregnant. Sometimes the first time a person might become aware that they have PCOS is when they struggle to fall pregnant.
Common symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular periods
- Increased unwanted hair growth
Like with all other women’s health conditions, it is essential that we look at the history of your symptoms and your overall health. From there, we can plan routine tests and work together to discuss treatment options, depending on your situation.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for menopause
Menopause usually kicks in between around 50 years of age. It is defined as the cessation of periods for 12 months and heralds a state of reduced oestrogen production. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and reduced libido.
If you feel that your menopause symptoms are disrupting your normal day-to-day life, come and see us at Melbourne Mothers and we will work out the best management plan to help you.
Gynaecology clinic Melbourne for contraception
If your focus is to avoid pregnancy, then contraception will be the topic of our conversation.
There are various contraception methods and your choice will depend on your age, your health, the frequency of your sexual activities, your views on a possible pregnancy, your wishes to start a family in the future, and the number of sexual partners you interact with. That is why it’s not a simple one-size-fits-all decision.
Your choices today may have consequences later in life. That’s why we always recommend having a conversation with your gynaecologist about the options that are most suitable for you.