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Interesting recommendation regarding ovarian cancer screening

On July 18 2017 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review assessing the benefits and harms of screening for ovarian cancer. Based on its review of the evidence, the task force reiterated its 2012 final recommendation that the potential harms of screening outweigh the benefits, and women who are

Cycle for Charity

Intrepid long distance cyclist and NWG member, Rick Clayton recently completed a 3 day 260 mile cycle ride from London to Manchester in aid of ovarian cancer battling wind, rain and premier inns. You can donate to the charity at https://www.justgiving.com/remember/7930/Emma-Gyles

Charity Cycle Ride – London to Manchester

Rick Clayton of North West Gynaecology will be doing a cycle ride from London to Manchester from 11 – 13 May in aid of Ovarian cancer.  To donate please go to the just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/EmmaGylesBursaryFund

Ovulation Induction

What is ovulation induction? Ovulation induction is the controlled stimulation of the ovaries leading to the development and eventual ovulation of usually one but sometimes up to three eggs. Who needs it? Any woman with ‘anovulation’ (absence of ovulation) who wants to get pregnant will need ovulation induction. The most common cause of anovulation is

Vulval Problems

Women may notice a variety of vulval symptoms including pain, itching or irritation, discolouration and discharge or bleeding.  If these occur, and are not thought to be due to usually easily treatable problems such as thrush infection, it is important for a doctor or nurse to examine the vulva to look for any problems. Many

Vaginal Spasm

What is it? This condition is commonly called ‘vaginismus’. It refers to the occasional painful contractions of the lower vaginal muscles that can occur in some women without their control. These may happen during sexual penetration, vaginal examination, or insertion of a tampon into the vagina. What causes it? Vaginismus may be due to birth

Urinary Incontinence

The two most common types of urinary incontinence are: 1. Stress incontinence         Urinary leakage with any form of physical exertion. (see above) 2. Urgency incontinence        Urinary leakage associated with urgency or the inability to delay passing urine. Investigation In general stress incontinence is caused by weakness of the muscles of the pelvic floor and

Stress of Infertility

Many people consider coping with infertility (involuntary childlessness) and its various treatments as similar to being on a roller coaster. The roller coaster effect refers to the huge ups and downs that couples and individuals go through in their attempts to achieve a pregnancy. Affected couples and individuals have to deal with the emotions of

Recurrent Miscarriage

What is it? Recurrent miscarriage (RM) is the consecutive loss of three or more pregnancies through miscarriage. These miscarriages typically occur after the pregnancy has been detected by ultrasound but might also occur at much earlier stages following only positive pregnancy tests. This is a common condition as about 1% of pregnant women are affected

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