Women's health

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Vaginal discharge consultations

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Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert

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Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

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...

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...

Polycystic ovary syndrome
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Polycystic ovary syndrome

Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient's needs, says Dr Anna Cumisky.

Endometriosis and fibroids

Consider endometriosis even after normal test, NICE guidance urges GPs
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Consider endometriosis even after normal test, NICE guidance urges GPs

GPs should not exclude the possibility of endometriosis in women with persistent...

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...

Infertility

Asthma 'damages women's fertility'

Asthma 'damages women's fertility'

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

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...

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....

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