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Hysterectomy Complications

Hysterectomy Complications Around 55,000 hysterectomy operations are carried out in the UK each year. This means about one in five women will have a hysterectomy at some point. The most common age to have one is between 40-50, however they … Continued

Ventrosuspension (Correction of a Retroverted Uterus)

Ventrosuspension (Correction of a Retroverted Uterus) is where the uterus is tilted backwards instead of forwards (anteverted). As many as 20% of women have a so-called retroverted uterus. For most women a retroverted uterus is natural. Most women do not … Continued

Preventable Urinary Tract Infections

Preventable Urinary Tract Infections arise in hospitals and are a risk to life. Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as sepsis and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) go hand in hand with increased hospitalisations and intensive care stays. The … Continued

Methods of Hysterectomy

There are different methods of hysterectomy. The operation you have depends on the reason for surgery. You need to consider how much of your womb and reproductive system can safely be left in place. Total hysterectomy During a total hysterectomy, … Continued

What causes vulvar pain?

What causes vulvar pain? Studies suggest that up to 15% of females experience vulvar pain. This can affect quality of life, and in some cases, it may indicate a medical condition that needs treatment. Accurate diagnosis and treatment is key … Continued

International Women’s Day and Healthcare

Today on International Women’s Day let us consider the clear and stark inequalities in healthcare which are related to socio-economic status, ethnicity and geographic region. Across different stages of women’s lives there are different social and economic factors which drive … Continued

Endometrial Ablation Long-term Complications

Endometrial Ablation Long-term Complications Endometrial Ablation Long-term Complications are not often reported to patients. Complications which are extremely painful and are preventable. For women suffering with heavy menstrual bleeding, the NICE guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) state … Continued

Post Natal Removal of Afterbirth

Post Natal Removal of Afterbirth Post Natal Removal of Afterbirth by D&C can cause Ashermans Syndrome: pain, no periods and infertility. Ashermans Syndrome is considered rare but it is not. It can occur in 30% of D&C procedures. Dilation and … Continued

Bladder injuries during obstetrical and gynecological surgeries

Bladder injuries during obstetrical and gynecological surgeries   Bladder injuries during obstetrical and gynaecological surgeries are relatively common. The reproductive and urinary tracts in women are closely related anatomically. Knowledge of this anatomy plays an important role in the prevention … Continued

Endometrial Hyperplasia Warning

Endometrial Hyperplasia Warning An endometrial hyperplasia warning was issued in February 2016 but the signs and symptoms are still not being communicated to women. Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition which may develop into cancer if left untreated or there is … Continued

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