Gynaecology Clinics including hysteroscopy
We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment, including education and information to promote self care for all women 18 years or above with menstrual problems (including menhorragia), pelvic pain and superficial dyspareunia.
This specialist service also carries out smear tests for women who are very anxious or who find smears very painful.Facilities are available for routine investigations and procedures like coil insertion/removal, cervical polypectomies, insertion of pessaries and vulval and pipelle biopsies.
Currently the indications managed include menstrual disorders, urogynaecological conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, pelvic pain
Gynaecology USS Referrals
Patients requiring USS will be referred on to Lakeside Medical Diagnostics in Waltham Forest or to Whipps Cross Hospital
There are 2 types of scans:
This is used to look at a woman's reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and cervix across or through the vagina.There are no known harmful effects of transvaginal ultrasound on humans. Unlike traditional x-rays, there is no radiation exposure with this test.
Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen. An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures to create a picture. A computer receives these reflected waves and uses them to create a picture. Unlike with x-rays or CT scans, there is no ionizing radiation exposure with this test .