Gynaecology

Gynaecology
Lifestyle
Obstetrics

What you need to know about gestational diabetes

Dr Karen Joash, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains everything you need to know about gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is when women develop a form of diabetes when they’re pregnant. While this can be a daunting prospect, I assure my patients that the vast majority of women will return to normal after […]

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Gynaecology
Lifestyle
Obstetrics

Miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from Imperial College London, say the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive specific psychological support following pregnancy loss. In the study, published in the journal BMJ […]

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Gynaecology

Irregular bleeding in later life

Irregular bleeding is common in the time when women are coming up to the menopause due to cycles which occur when no egg is released, which are called anovulatory. This leads a change in progesterone and oestradiol levels and women can bleed for longer and more frequently. They can also have progressively larger gaps between […]

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