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I’m Pregnant – What’s Next?

I’m Pregnant – What’s Next? You’ve done a home pregnancy test, or maybe you’ve even had a test done at your GP, and found out that you’re pregnant (click here for more information on interpreting […]

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Cervical Screening

Cervical screening (or a cervical/pap smear) is a method of finding abnormal cells on the cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). At your screening appointment, you’ll be asked to undress from the […]

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Pregnant and Overweight?

Pregnant and Overweight ? Read about the issues of going through a pregnancy when overweight and what you can do to improve your health and have a healthy baby. It’s not as if anyone intends […]

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Hysterosalpingogram

What Is A Hysterosalpingogram? A hysterosalpingogram is a test for infertility that studies the fallopian tubes and is used to detect whether or not they are open and unobstructed. The image opposite show the female […]

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Gynaecology Blog

Welcome to Dr Penman’s Gynaecology Blog. Here, you’ll find a number of articles relating to cervical smears, infertility and issues affecting periods. To read an article, first click on the title and then ‘read more’. If you […]

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Common Pregnancy Cravings

You’ve heard of the common pregnancy cravings, such as chocolate and gherkins, but do you know why you might crave these things? PLEASE NOTE: Dr Penman is not a specialist in nutrition, and this blog […]

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Do I Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful condition that can completely disrupt a woman’s daily life. Read on to find out more about this condition and treatment options. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post is for information only and […]

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the most severe of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and affects the baby’s development in the womb and has life-long consequences for the baby once it is born. Current NHS guidelines state […]

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Uterine Polyps

Uterine polyps are an overgrowth of cells in the uterine lining (endometrium). They frequently cause no symptoms, but can cause irregular and/or heavy periods. Read on to find out more… What are Uterine Polyps? Polyps are […]