Hunter Women’s Health doctors deal with medical issues such as:

Adolescence & Puberty

  • Sexual development
  • Painful periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Early or late onset of periods

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Bladder and Bowel

  • Urine incontinence (leakage of urine)
  • Faecal incontinence (bowel leakage)

Breasts

  • Examinations
  • Breast lumps
  • Painful breasts

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Cervical Screening Tests

Previously called Pap Smears

Contraception

  • Contraceptive Implants (Implanon NXT) counselling, insertions and removals
  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Uterine Devises (IUCD’s), copper and hormonal (Mirena and Kyleena)
  • Pre-insertion counselling, removals, post insertion checks, referral for insertion.
  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive injection: Depo Provera & Depo Ralovera
  • Advice re permanent methods (sterilization) and referral to gynaecologist
  • Barrier methods: diaphragms and condoms

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Menopause Related

1. Perimenopause or menopause transition

  • Irregular cycles
  • Contraception
  • Hormonal symptoms and management

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2. Menopause (i.e. your last menstrual period)

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Complementary treatments (available over the counter with no script)
  • Non hormonal treatments
  • Hormonal treatment (HRT or MHT)

3. Post menopause

  • Hormonal symptoms
  • Vaginal and vulval dryness / discomfort
  • Bladder symptoms

Menstrual Problems and Concerns

  • Puberty concerns and advice
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Period pains
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

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Osteoporosis

  • Risk assessment
  • Referral for Bone Mineral Density testing

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Pelvic Pain

  • Including Endometriosis and Fibroids

Pregnancy

  • Pre-pregnancy advice and investigations
  • Shared antenatal care with public hospital (Dr Hackworthy only)
  • Postnatal care (after pregnancy)

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Sexual Difficulties

  • Low libido (low interest in sex and/or arousal difficulty)
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

  • Prevention advice
  • Screening
  • Investigation of symptoms
  • Treatment

Uterine Problems

  • Such as fibroids

Vaginal and Vulval Concerns

  • Pain, itch, discharge
  • Prolapse
  • Pain with sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Lumps

Possible menopause symptoms include:

Hot flushes

Lightheaded feelings

Foggy head

Irritability

Depression

Unloved feelings

Anxiety

Mood changes

Sleepiness

Unusual tiredness

Backache

Joint pains

Muscle pains

New facial hair

Dry skin

Crawling feelings under the skin

Less sexual feelings

Dry vagina

Uncomfortable intercourse

Urinary frequency