Women's health

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Answering patients' questions on intrauterine contraception

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Pelvic organ prolapse: clinical review

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

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Abnormal vaginal discharge - red flag symptoms

Breast disorders

Breast screening coverage rises for first time in five years
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Breast screening coverage rises for first time in five years

More than three in four women aged 53 to 70 have undergone breast screening within...

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.

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

RCGP details women's health as 'clinical priority' amid calls for more training
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RCGP details women's health as 'clinical priority' amid calls for more training

The RCGP has pledged to treat women's health 'as a priority' over the coming year,...

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...

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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