Outpatient Endometrial Sampling(Biopsy)

The Pipelle Endometrial Sampling or biopsy is a procedure to take a small sample of endometrium without the need for a general anaesthetic.  It is frequently used for women who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, […]


Cervical Ectropion (Erosion)

  A cervical ectropion or erosion is a patch of tissue on the cervix.  It is very common and totally harmless. It is not connected with cervical cancer in any way and is not caused […]


Bleeding In Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy does not always mean that you are miscarrying.  It is quite common and this article will explain the possible reasons for bleeding in early pregnancy and what investigations should be performed. […]


Mirena Coil – Is It Right For You?

The Mirena Interuterine Contraceptive Device (also known as the Mirena coil) is one of the most common contraceptive devices, but did you know it is also used to regulate periods?   How Can The Mirena […]


Cervical Polyps

Cervical polyps and the symptoms of the polyps can be wide and varied. You may also have no symptoms at all, and instead have the polyps discovered at your routine cervical screening test. PLEASE NOTE: […]

Baby Scans

Why Choose Private Healthcare With Dr Penman?

There are many benefits to private fetal and gynaecological healthcare. In this article, you will find a number of reasons to choose the private route with Dr Penman at Fetal Medicine UK, as well as […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]