Top gynaecological disorders that you must know

Every woman suffers from gynaecological problems at some point in her life. The gynaecological disorder will cause an important impact on a female's sexual function which must not be taken lightly as they can adversely affect the ability to produce children or in some cases, threaten their lives.

Gynaecological disorders & what are they?

Gynaecological disorders are disorders that affect the female reproductive system, including the organs of breasts, uterus, fallopian tube, ovaries and external genitalia.

Top 4 gynaecological disorders in women

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a common condition that affects around 20% of women and it’s a chronic, long-term condition in which there is no cure. PCOS affects ovaries’ function and therefore, is the most common cause of infertility in women.


Common symptoms: Difficulty getting pregnant, irregular or no periods, mood swings and depression.


Fibroids
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths that develop in or around the womb. They are firm, compact tumours that consist of muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue within the uterus.


Common symptoms: Heavy, prolonged or painful periods and abnormal bleeding between menstruation.


Endometriosis
A condition where tissue, similar to tissue which lines the womb (endometrium), grows outside of the uterus. This tissue may be found in several different places, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, bladder and stomach. Each month, when a woman gets her period, this tissue has nowhere to escape and causes inflammation, scarring and intense pain.


Common symptoms: Painful periods, heavy and irregular periods, lower back pain and constipation.


Menopause
Menopause occurs when a woman stops having a menstruation cycle.


Common symptoms: Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and reduced libido.

Gynaecological screening

Medical examination of female organs including but not limited to breast, abdominal, pelvic and external genitalia is important to detect the gynaecological disorders that one might have. Sexually active women should be screened starting from the age of 21.


The screening will also help doctors to identify the disorders and their causes. Early diagnosis of the disorders also helps in effective treatments and better prognosis. Contact our doctors for a screening session or consultation. Regency’s medical experts with a wide range of sub-specialties in our Women & Children Centre of Excellence are ready to assist you with your specific health condition.

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