Women's health

The female body is always changing and will experience a number of stages – from periods, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. And through this journey, a variety of health conditions can affect a woman's body and reproductive organs, such as fibroids and endometriosis.

Our specialists offer advice on how to treat and manage these conditions, as well as rick factors and prevention tips.

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Eight tips to help manage and reduce stress

Everyone experiences stress at some point for many different reasons.

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What to expect during a mammogram

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

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IBS explained: causes, symptoms and treatment

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a common, chronic (long-term) condition that affects your large intestine.

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Miss Michelle Mullan, Oncoplastic Breast Consultant

Michelle Mullan explains what a mastectomy is, when you may need one, and what your options are once the surgery has taken place.

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Fibroid symptoms

Around one in three women have fibroids. These non-cancerous growths only develop during the reproductive years.

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Six things you should know about cervical cancer

Every day around eight cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women in the UK.

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What is endometriosis and how is it treated? Mr Mohan Kumar, Consultant Gynaecologist, explains

If you're experiencing pelvic pain, painful periods, and pain during and after intercourse, you might have endometriosis.

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Five reasons you may be sweating a lot

Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down. You may sweat after exercise or when the weather is warm.

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Signs and symptoms of the menopause

The menopause is a natural process that marks the time in your life when you stop menstruating.

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Diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Around 7,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, making it one of the 10 most common cancers affecting women.

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Rectovaginal endometriosis

Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of your womb (endometrium) starts to grow elsewhere.

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What you need to know about anxiety

Most people will experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives.

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Female groin pain

The most common causes of female groin pain or discomfort are pulling, straining or tearing one of the muscles or tendons in your groin.

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Hysterectomy Q&A with Mr Andrew Pickersgill

Mr Andrew Pickersgill, Consultant Gynaecologist at Spire Healthcare talks about hysterectomy.

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How to manage and treat bunions

A bunion is a bony lump that forms on the knuckle of your big toe.

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Severe lower back pain during period

Lower back pain is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome, which affects the majority of women during their periods.

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Endometriosis pain

Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue similar to the lining of your womb (endometrium) starts to grow elsewhere.

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What to expect during menopause

Menopause is a natural part of ageing in women when periods stop and getting pregnant naturally is no longer possible.

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Two periods in one month

An adult woman’s menstrual cycle can range in length from 24 to 38 days and in teenage girls it can last even longer.

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10 foods to help boost your health

There’s an old saying, ‘you are what you eat’, and as a rule of thumb, if you want to enjoy good health, you should try to eat healthy food.

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The impact of fibroids on pregnancy, fertility and miscarriage

Fibroids are noncancerous growths in or on your womb and are very common.

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Five tips to live a healthier and happier life

Small and simple changes to your lifestyle can not only make you healthier, they can also make you happier.

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Hysterectomy recovery timeline and tips

The time it takes to fully recover from a hysterectomy varies according to your age, general health and the type of hysterectomy you have.

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What is endo belly and how can you manage it?

Endo belly occurs when you have endometriosis and your tummy becomes bloated. It is also called endometriosis bloating.

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What causes cramps, no period and white discharge?

If you’ve missed a period, have cramping and a white discharge from your vagina, you may be pregnant.

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