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Menstrual disorders

Menstrual disorders are one of the commonest reasons for women consulting their general practitioner and for subsequent referral to a gynaecologist. There is great variation in the problems that individual women experience....

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Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy (EP) occurs when a fertilised egg grows outside the uterus and unfortunately this occurs once in approximately every 70 pregnancies. The great majority of these are in the Fallopian tube but on rare occasions they can occur in other sites such as the junction between the tube and the uterus – this is called an interstitial (or cornual) ectopic pregnancy – the ovary, cervix or in the abdomen itself....

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Miscarriage

While most pregnancies are successful, approximately 1 in 6 that are recognised do not develop normally in the early stages. It is very likely that more are lost before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Losing a pregnancy at this early stage, and up to 20 weeks gestation, is called a miscarriage....

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Ovarian Cysts

The detection of an ovarian cyst is a common reason for a woman being referred to a gynaecologist. Often it is only detected during investigation of another problem. Pain, abdominal swelling, pressure in the pelvis and menstrual disturbance may be experienced. Abdominal pain and discomfort are the commonest presenting symptoms in women with a malignant cyst. ...

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