gynaecology

  • Could the pain in your pelvis affect your fertility?

    Conditions

    Posted on 29 September 2017

    Endometriosis – when the tissue that lines your womb is found elsewhere in your body – is a common gynaecologicial disorder that’s associated with fertility problems.

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  • Is the morning-after pill bad for your health?

    Healthy living

    Posted on 29 September 2017

    In most cases, no. But although it’s deemed safe, an emergency contraception pill shouldn’t be used in place of more sustainable contraceptive methods, experts say.

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  • What is HPV?

    Conditions

    Posted on 29 August 2017

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common infections affecting sexually active people worldwide. And South Africa is no different.

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  • Group B strep and pregnancy

    gynaecology

    Posted on 17 August 2017

    Found in 25% of healthy pregnant women, group B streptococcus – commonly known as group B strep (GBS) – is a bacterial infection that can spread to the baby during vaginal delivery. Mediclinic gynaecologists share some insights.

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  • Antibiotics and treating UTIs in pregnancy

    gynaecology

    Posted on 10 August 2017

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a fairly common condition during pregnancy but, left untreated, can lead to complications. At the same time, not all antibiotics are safe during pregnancy. We look at treating UTIs in pregnancy.

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  • Prenatal testing options for genetic abnormalities

    Babies

    Posted on 4 August 2017

    Amniocentesis used to be the most common procedure to test for serious genetic birth defects, but nowadays there are other less invasive ways to test prenatally for genetic abnormalities.

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  • Women’s health checklist

    Healthy living

    Posted on 31 July 2017

    Our expert runs through the 5 health checks that women of all ages should keep top of mind.

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  • Fighting the ‘midlife fat attack’

    Endocrinology

    Posted on 18 April 2017

    One of the main health concerns for those over 40 is that hormonal changes will cause weight gain. A Mediclinic gynaecologist and obstetrician explains that while hormonal changes can indirectly cause weight gain, it’s not as simple as that.

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  • HPV vaccine pros and cons

    gynaecology

    Posted on 10 April 2017

    The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common infection that can lead to cervical cancer when it’s transmitted sexually. A vaccine is available to prevent HPV infection. Here’s what you should know before getting the HPV vaccine.

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  • Early arrivals

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    Posted on 4 April 2017

    Going into labour prematurely can be terrifying, not least because of the many misconceptions about it. Dr Almero Viljoen a gynaecologist and obstetrician at Mediclinic George busts the top five myths about premature labour.

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  • A journey with endometriosis

    Conditions

    Posted on 5 September 2016

    In 2014 Valencia Kippie, a 41-year-old mother from Cape Town, finally got the answer to a question she’d been asking doctors for more than 12 years: What’s wrong with me?

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  • What could cause a miscarriage

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 23 August 2016

    Just found out you’re expecting, or planning a pregnancy? The fear of a miscarriage is very real for most prospective parents. Dr Jackson Ndhlovu, a gynaecologist at Mediclinic Tzaneen, talks us through what could cause a miscarriage and what you can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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  • Menopause: True or False?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 15 February 2016

    If you’re a hot, sweaty, irritable, insomniac female between the ages of 40 and 70, it’s likely you’re experiencing menopause. We asked Dr Martin Puzey, a gynaecologist at Mediclinic Cape Town, to answer true or false on some of the myths about this often over-complicated stage of life.

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  • Just checking!

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 19 June 2014

    Even if you’re feeling healthy and nothing hurts, book an annual checkup with your GP.

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  • Having twins

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 20 February 2014

    If you’ve discovered you’re having twins, don’t panic. Dr Dr Christie Van Wyk explains what to expect when you’re expecting two.

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