Gynaecological problems

As our patient you can be assured of receiving the best in class personal care, tailored by your consultant to your needs. Based within the Harley Street Medical Area, Nuada Gynaecology is a team of renowned gynaecological and obstetrics specialists brought together by Nuada Medical Group to provide the highest quality service to patients with gynaecological conditions and mothers to be. Several eminent gynaecologists have joined our founding Consultants, Mr Jeffrey Braithwaite and Mr Adrian Lower. Uniquely, we are the only gynaecology chambers in London which can genuinely claim that from initial consultation, through diagnosis and treatment, we provide an integrated pathway covering all aspects of gynaecology and obstetrics with acknowledged authorities in each of their fields.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Approximately 1 in 5 women have polycystic ovaries. This is where the ovary is larger than usual and has at least 10 uniform small cysts around the edge (viewed on ultrasound). PCOS is a condition where the balance of hormones is affected causing problems such as greasy skin, acne, problematic hair growth in abnormal places (especially the face), hair loss on the scalp, irregular p... more
1a Any gynaecological issue will be worrying, however most are completely treatable and are symptomatic of minor issues; below is a list of symptoms and the possible diagnosis they represent. Your personal gynaecologist will be able to give you a definitive diagnosis. We use the most advanced diagnosis techniques and sophisticated scans so that the diagnosis is exceptionally accurate and non invasive. Vaginal bleedin... more
2a Adenomyosis is a condition related to endometriosis in which pockets of endometrium-like material are embedded within the myometrium or muscle of the uterus. It can either be diffuse or localised. It causes painful enlargement and swelling of the uterus. The focal lesions are also called adenomyomas and are often misdiagnosed as fibroids - which are much more common. Symptoms Some women diagnosed with adenomyosis m... more
3a What is Asherman’s Syndrome? Asherman’s syndrome is a condition in which adhesions or scar tissue develops inside the uterus, sticking the front wall to the back wall of the uterus, obstructing or obliterating the endometrial cavity where a pregnancy develops. Asherman’s syndrome usually develops after a surgical procedure on the uterus such as a D&C (Dilatation and curettage), termination of pregnanc... more
4a A cervical polyp is a small fleshy growth on the cervix, they tend to be reddish brown or grey. They vary in size but they rarely are larger than 2cm long, most patients have one at a time but it is not uncommon for there to be two or three. Cervical polyps are hardly ever cancerous. Symptoms In most cases cervical polyps do not exhibit symptoms so do not need to be treated, however if they do they tend to be the f... more
d In normal pregnancies the embryo attaches itself in the womb, however in rare cases it can get stuck in the fallopian tubes and begin to form there. This is incredibly dangerous for the mother as it causes serious internal bleeding, often this internal bleeding will cause a tubal abortion and miscarriage. Symptoms The symptoms are often non specific, general pain, bleeding and tenderness. Diagnosis A pregnancy te... more
5a Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus, the endometrium, develops in abnormal sites, typically on the bowel, the outside of the uterus, the ovaries and the peritoneum. Rarely it can also develop in the lungs and pleura surrounding the lungs. Like the endometrium, endometriosis tissue undergoes cyclical changes in response to the natural hormonal cycles, leading to loss of the glandu... more
6a Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours of the muscle of the uterus. They are one of the most common tumours found in women during their reproductive years, although their place in causing infertility has been somewhat controversial. There are several ways to treat and diagnose them, however at Nuada Gynaecology we have some of the leading specialists in the field of fibroid management and surgery so the decision on how t... more
9a Each month the ovary will develop a follicle that usually grows to around 2 cm in diameter before it ruptures, releasing a healthy egg that can then be fertilised. The ovary is also susceptible to pathological cysts, the most common of which are endometriotic cysts, also known as chocolate cysts. There are a number of other causes of benign cysts, including cyst adenoma, dermoid cysts and fibromas. They all have char... more
7 Uterine polyps are growths of excess tissue that form on the inner wall of the uterus. There can be more than one at a time and can range from a few millimetres in size to several centimetres, they tend to be in the uterus and are rarely cancerous. They are more regular in woman between 50 and 60, in the obese and those suffering from hypertension. Symptoms Polyps can sometimes go harmlessly undiagnosed because ... more
8a Vaginitis is a term used to describe any disorder that causes swelling or infection of both the vulva and the vagina. The most common types of vaginitis include: "Yeast" infections - Infections caused by the fungus Candida. The most apparent symptom of a yeast infection is a thick, white vaginal discharge; some women also experience a red, itchy vulva. There are many over-the-counter and prescription treatment... more