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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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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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Urinary Incontinence - Northside Gynaecology

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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Am I Neurotic or Do I Have a Real Problem? Vulval Disorders Explained

Guess what ladies? That discomfort ‘down there’… it’s more common than you might think. In fact, most women will experience some kind of vulval irritation during their lifetime. But when our most sensitive area starts to itch, burn or hurt, our distress can range beyond the physical. Many women avoid getting medical advice due to …

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Endometriosis - Northside Gynaecology

Endometriosis – The Mystery Reproductive Disease Affecting 1 in 10 Women

When it comes to diseases affecting women, few are as under-diagnosed and misunderstood as endometriosis. Back in the Middle Ages, severe menstrual cramps were associated with madness and immorality. Women who complained of painful periods were often accused of faking their symptoms in order to avoid work. Sadly, not enough has changed. Women’s reproductive health …

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