Menopause Treatment

Not all women want treatment to relieve Symptoms of The Menopause, but treatments are available if you find the symptoms particularly troublesome. The main treatment for menopausal symptoms is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), although other tre

Female Sexual Problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if FSD affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect ar

Diagnosing Womb Cancer

You should visit your doctor if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding. While it's unlikely to be caused by womb cancer, it's best to be sure. Your doctor will probably carry out a physical examination of your pelvic area, including your vagina, wom

Sex After The Menopause

When the menopause hits, so can a variety of sexual problems. But don’t despair, there are solutions. Sex can become less enjoyable for some women after the menopause. The natural decline in oestrogen levels can make it uncomfortable. Some wome

Causes of Womb Cancer

It's not known exactly what causes womb cancer, but certain things can increase your risk of developing it. Cancer begins with a change (mutation) in the structure of the DNA in cells, which can affect how they grow. This means cells grow and


A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus). You'll no longer be able to get pregnant after the operation. If you haven't already gone through the Menopause, you'll no longer have periods, regardless of your age. The meno

Diagnosing Fibroids 

If your doctor suspects fibroids, they'll usually carry out a pelvic examination to look for any obvious signs. They may also refer you to a local hospital for further tests outlined below to confirm a diagnosis or rule out other possible cause


The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly. The me


Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus). The growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and vary in size. They're sometimes known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Many women are unaware they have fib

Womb Cancer

Cancer of the womb (uterus) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It's also called uterine cancer and endometrial cancer. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of womb cancer. If you have been through th

Symptoms of Miscarriage 

The most common sign of miscarriage is vaginal bleeding. This can vary from light spotting or brownish discharge to heavy bleeding and bright red blood. The bleeding may come and go over several days. However, light vaginal bleeding is relati

Treating Womb Cancer

Surgery is the main treatment for womb cancer, although different methods can be used depending on your personal circumstances. Cancer Treatment Team People with cancer should be cared for by a team of specialists who work together to provide the

Preventing Miscarriage 

In many cases, the cause of a miscarriage isn't known and you wouldn't have been able to prevent it. However, there are ways to lower your risk of miscarriage, including: Not smoking during pregnancy Not drinking alcohol or using illeg

Complications of Fibroids

Most women don't experience any symptoms of fibroids, but they can cause significant problems in rare cases. The likelihood of complications occurring depends on factors such as the position of the fibroids and their size. Some main complic

Causes of Miscarriage

There are many reasons why a miscarriage may happen, although the cause is often not identified. If a miscarriage happens during the first trimester of pregnancy (the first three months), it's usually caused by problems with the unborn baby (fo

Treating Fibroids 

Treatment may not be necessary if you have fibroids but don't have any symptoms, or if you only have minor symptoms that aren't significantly affecting your everyday activities. Fibroids often shrink after the Menopause , and your symptoms will

Diagnosing Miscarriage 

If you see your doctor or midwife because of vaginal bleeding or other symptoms of miscarriage, you may be referred to an early pregnancy unit at a hospital for tests.  If you're more than 18 weeks pregnant, you'll usually be referred to the ma

Treating Ectopic Pregnancy 

Unfortunately, the baby cannot be saved in an ectopic pregnancy. Treatment is usually needed to remove the pregnancy before it grows too large.  The main treatment options are: Expectant management – your condition is carefully monito

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of ovarian cancer The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly in its early stages. This is because they are often the same as symptoms of other less serious conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IB


A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks. The main sign of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding, which may be followed by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen. If you have vaginal bleeding, contact your doctor or mid

Diagnosing Ectopic Pregnancy 

It can be difficult to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy from the symptoms alone, as they can be similar to other conditions. Your GP may examine you and offer a pregnancy test. If you have the Symptoms of An Ectopic Pregnancy and a positive pregnan

Ovarian cancer

In the UK, around 7,100 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. It's the fifth most common cancer among women after Breast Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Lung Cancer and Cancer of The Uterus (Womb). Ovarian cancer is most common in women wh

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy usually develop between the 4th and 12th weeks of pregnancy. Some women don't have any symptoms at first. They may not find out they have an ectopic pregnancy until an early scan shows the problem or they dev

Umbilical Hernia

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your organs and intestines in place, but a hernia can develop if there a

Treating Ovarian Cancer 

If you have cancer, a team of specialists will work together to provide you with the best possible treatment and care. This is known as a multidisciplinary team. It will often consist of specialist cancer surgeons (gynaecological oncologists),