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by Dr Heather Currie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: menstruation
Topic: What to do next
Replies: 1
Views: 2166

Re: What to do next

Having a period every other month does suggest a mild hormone imbalance and irregula egg production. If thyroid test is normal then the most likely cause is a tendency towards polycystic ovarian syndrome, which varies hugely in presentation and severity. Weight loss often does help the hormonal imba...
by Dr Heather Currie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Extra vaginal hole after childbirth
Replies: 1
Views: 3381

Re: Extra vaginal hole after childbirth

It would certainly be worth being seen about this--ask your GP to refer you to a gynaecologist. This should be fixable and is unlikely to cause problems in the future.
by Dr Heather Currie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: general issues
Topic: Gyno not helping, what do I do/should I worry?
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Re: Gyno not helping, what do I do/should I worry?

So sorry that you are having these problems. Scans are very good at picking up significant changes. You mentioned that one ovary looked normal and the other could not be seen--it's actually reassuring if one can't be seen, rather than worrying--ovaries can be quite small and to look at it another wa...
by Dr Heather Currie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Prolapse
Replies: 1
Views: 2424

Re: Prolapse

A prolapse of the vaginal wall may cause a dragging discomfort in the vagina, and may affect bladder control. Pelvic floor exercises can be very successful in strengthening the muscles which support the pelvic floor. If menopausal (sorry, I don't know your age or menopausal status!), then using vagi...
by Dr Heather Currie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Strep B
Replies: 4
Views: 4492

Re: Strep B

It is very unlikely to cause a miscarriage. You should have a vaginal swab taken during pregnancy and if Strep B is present, you would be offered antibiotics during labour, to reduce the risk of the baby picking up the infection during birth.
by Dr Heather Currie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: hysterectomy
Topic: Endometriosis and hysterectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 3390

Re: Endometriosis and hysterectomy

If the symptoms are under control, there would be no need to have a hysterectomy. Often endometriosis can reduce with pregnancy, contraceptive pill use or some other hormonal medications. No need to have major surgery if not necessary.
by Dr Heather Currie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Unusual discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 2868

Re: Unusual discharge

A brownish discharge with Mirena is quite common, brown often means small amounts of blood which are not seen straight away and "old" blood turns brown. If your Mirena has been in place for 4 years, it may be starting to wear off and hence not controlling the bleeding from the womb lining ...
by Dr Heather Currie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: menopause
Topic: weight loss & menopausal age
Replies: 2
Views: 3432

Re: weight loss & menopausal age

Weight gain around the time of the menopause is common and is due to changes in hormone levels and in the rate at which we burn off calories. With the estrogen deficiency of the menopause we also have changes in the way that our body handles glucose and insulin. There is some evidence that cutting d...
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