Gynaecology

Cervical Screening

What Is 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 […]

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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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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… What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a painful condition whereby the […]

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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 […]

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Heavy Periods

Heavy periods can be debilitating and cause total disruption to a woman’s daily life. Read on to find out more about heavy periods and treatment options… What Is A Heavy Period? There are many treatment […]

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Polycystic Ovary Disease

Polycystic ovary disease (also known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)) is a condition whereby many small cysts form on the ovaries. It can cause irregular periods, weight gain and infertility, among other symptoms. Whilst there […]

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Pelvic Pain

  The causes for pelvic pain in women are widespread, that can affect all structures, not just the reproductive organs.  This can pose a medical challenge to doctors. However a gynaecologist diagnoses and treats pelvic […]

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NovaSure Endometrial Ablation

Who Is This Procedure For? You can consider NovaSure Endometrial Ablation as a form of treatment for your heavy periods if you don’t plan on having children/any more children and no causes for your heavy […]