Women’s Health

Eating right for endo

Endometriosis is a painful disorder where the tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus, affecting the ovaries and other pelvic organs. Common symptoms include heavy periods, painful intercourse, and infertility. One of the biggest problems with endometriosis is that it is difficult to diagnose. In fact, a surgeon needs to perform …

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Perimenopause FAQs

Perimenopause – Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions

We start with the obvious question… 1. What is Perimenopause? Perimenopause is the transitional phase before menopause. It happens when your body starts to produce less oestrogen, which signals that your reproductive years are ending. It usually starts in your forties and lasts until menopause sets in. 2. What are the symptoms of perimenopause? Hot …

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Gynaecology: Your Questions Answered

What’s a gynaecologist? A gynaecologist is doctor who specialises in the health of female organs. They treat health issues relating to the female reproductive tract, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and breasts. A gynaecologist may also attend to urological and gastrointestinal symptoms. At Northside Gynaecology, we’re proud to host a team of all-female specialists …

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Pelvic Prolapse - Northside Gynaecology

Eating right for endo

Endometriosis is a painful disorder where the tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus, affecting the ovaries and other pelvic organs. Common symptoms include heavy periods, painful intercourse, and infertility. One of the biggest problems with endometriosis is that it is difficult to diagnose. In fact, a surgeon needs to perform …

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Benefits of Mirena - Northside Gynaecology

3 Extra Benefits of Using Mirena™ You May Not Know About

Contraceptives can take a variety of forms, including hormonal medication, barrier contraceptives (such as condoms), implants and more. A popular method of temporary contraception among women is the Intrauterine device, or IUD, which may be hormonal or non-hormonal. In Australia, the hormone-releasing IUD available is called Mirena™. Mirena™  is a T-shaped device that is placed …

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What Nobody Tells You About Urinary Incontinence

Whether it’s a tiny leak when you cough, a bladder that never seems to be empty, or regular get-to-the-bathroom-right-now emergencies, urinary incontinence is actually more common than you might think. Although it’s believed to affect up to 37% of Australian adult women, most women aren’t comfortable openly talking about urinary incontinence. Embarrassment often prevents women …

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