Women’s Health


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Welcome to our Women’s Health section. Here you’ll find up to date, accurate health information written by experienced Australian GPs on numerous important health issues- including contraception, sexual health, pregnancy, STIs, common gynaecological conditions and much more.

Do breast implants cause cancer?

Do breast implants cause cancer? What is Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma? Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ACLC) has been in the news of late. Particularly given the decision by Allergan (a large manufacturer of breast implants) to recall their "Biocell" textured breast implants from [...]

2019-12-17T19:29:36+00:00 By Sunil Jassal|Women's Health, Breast Cancer|

What is Rubella and why is it dangerous?

What is Rubella and why is it dangerous? What is Rubella? Rubella (sometimes called German Measles) is a viral infection.  It used to be very common, but routine vaccination has reduced cases dramatically in Australia. In 2018 the World Health Organisation announced that Australia had eliminated Rubella. However, it is [...]

What are the symptoms of Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia- symptoms, diagnosis & treatment What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. In Australia, mild Preeclampsia occurs in 5-10% of pregnancies and severe Preeclampsia affects 1-2% of pregnancies . It leads to high blood pressure and raised levels of protein in [...]

What is Adenomyosis and what are the symptoms?

Adenomyosis- causes, symptoms & treatment symptoms causes diagnosis treatment What is Adenomyosis? Adenomyosis is when the type of tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) also grows in the muscle layer of the uterus, where it continues to thicken, break down and bleed [...]

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Fibroids- symptoms, causes & treatment what are they? symptoms diagnosis treatment What are fibroids? Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) lumps that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). They are sometimes called “myomas” or "leiomyomas”. They are very common- 70-80% of women over the age [...]

What causes PMS?

PMS- symptoms, causes & treatment what is it symptoms causes treatment What is PMS? Premenstrual Syndrome is also known as: Premenstrual Tension (PMT) Premenstrual Disorder (PMD) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) if it’s severe Premenstrual syndrome is defined as: Distressing physical or emotional symptoms Occurring [...]

What are the symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy- symptoms, causes & treatment what is it? symptoms risk factors diagnosis & treatment What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg does not implant in the wall of the uterus (womb) as it should, but attaches somewhere else.Most ectopic [...]

5 myths & misunderstandings about the pill

5 myths & misunderstandings about the pill Does the pill make you gain weight? A lot of women ask this question. So far, research shows no major effect of the contraceptive pill on weight. A review of 49 scientific trials in 2014 did not reveal an evidence of significant weight [...]