Women's health

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Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Premature ovarian insufficiency: clinical review

Advising couples on subfertility

Eight-week-old embryo in the right fallopian tube (Photograph: SPL)

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Breast disorders

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Benign breast diseases constitute a heterogeneous group of lesions including developmental...

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Differentiate normal presentations and serious conditions.

Doubts over breast cancer screening in elderly

Doubts over breast cancer screening in elderly

Doubts have emerged over proposals to extend UK breast cancer screening to women...

Menstrual disorders

Red flag symptoms: Amenorrhoea
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Red flag symptoms: Amenorrhoea

Know how to reveal an serious cause of amenorrhoea and when to refer. By Dr Harry...

Management of PCOS in primary care

Management of PCOS in primary care

Dr Yvonne Jeanes, Susan Bury and Dr Sue Reeves surveyed GPs to assess how polycystic...

Red Flag Symptoms - Amenorrhoea

Red Flag Symptoms - Amenorrhoea

A thorough history and examination is essential, writes Dr Mareeni Raymond.

Endometriosis and fibroids

Clinical Review: Endometriosis

Clinical Review: Endometriosis

The symptoms of endometriosis, its impact on patients, and the medical and surgical...

Long-term health consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome
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Long-term health consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome

Can you explain to patients how PCOS changes their risks of cancer, diabetes and...

Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism
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Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism

The potential causes for this condition are many and varied, writes Dr Lizzie Croton.

Infertility

Asthma 'damages women's fertility'

Asthma 'damages women's fertility'

Women with asthma take longer to conceive but treating the respiratory condition...

Clinical Review - Management of Pelvic inflammatory disease

Clinical Review - Management of Pelvic inflammatory disease

A clinical review of the diagnosis and management of pelvic inflammatory disease....

Protein levels key to infertility and miscarriage

Protein levels key to infertility and miscarriage

Female infertility and pregnancy loss may be caused by a problem with a single protein,...

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