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Symptoms & Treatments

HRT & Menopause

The menopause can cause various symptoms such as hot flushes and changes to your vagina. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may ease symptoms. If you are considering taking HRT, Richard will be happy to discuss the risks and benefits with you. If you are taking HRT, you should have regular check ups to decide whether or…

Gynaecological Cancer

Worried about Gynaecological Cancer? There are four main cancers of the female reproductive organs. These are cancer of the uterus, cervical cancer, cancer of the vulva and ovarian cancer.


Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the womb. They can be quite small (size of a pea), or very large (size of a melon). They are common and usually cause no symptoms. However, they can sometimes cause heavy periods, abdominal swelling and urinary problems. Treatment is available if symptoms occur.

Pelvic Pain

Acute pelvic pain is pain that starts over a short period of time anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. This type of pain is often a warning sign that something is wrong and should be evaluated promptly.

Heavy Periods

Some women experience very heavy bleeding during periods. This can involve flooding and/or clots. If your periods change or become heavier than previously it is a good idea to see a doctor to discuss this. Richard is able to offer investigation and a full range of treatments for this distressing problem.

Vaginal Bleeding

The average menstrual cycle of a woman is 28 days although some women can have shorter cycles and some can have longer. The menstrual cycle is calculated from the first day of a woman’s period to the day before the next period. At some time you may experience abnormal or irregular bleeding and it is…

Vaginal Prolapse

What is Vaginal Prolapse? Vaginal prolapse (also genitourinary prolapse) occurs when the ligaments and muscles that support the womb (uterus) and hold it in place, are weakened and are no longer effective. The causes of this condition include childbirth and previous surgery. Whilst many women do not have pronounced symptoms that accompany vaginal prolapse, weakened…

Abnormal Smear & Colposcopy

Many women each year in the UK will get an abnormal smear result. An abnormal or positive smear result does not mean you have cancer. It does mean that you have some changes in your cervical cells that could eventually develop into cancer and these will need to be investigated.