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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Ovarian cancer: recovering from surgery

If you’re preparing for surgery for ovarian cancer, it’s important to make time to plan for your recovery so you know what to expect.

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What is endometriosis? And the signs you shouldn’t ignore

Endometriosis is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects one in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK.

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How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Around one in 10 women in the UK, aged between 16 and 50, have endometriosis.

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How to stop heavy periods

It can be hard to know if you have heavy periods, medically known as menorrhagia.

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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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The importance of cervical screening

A cervical screening is a test offered to women between the ages of 25 and 64 as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

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Fibroids: diagnosis and treatment

A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth that occurs in or around your womb (uterus).

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Varicose veins Q&A with Mr Gary Maytham

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Gary Maytham explains what varicose veins are and what the surgery entails.

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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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Abnormal cervical screening result — what's next?

If you have received an abnormal cervical screening result you may be feeling anxious or have questions.

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Six early signs of breast cancer you shouldn’t ignore

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and affects one in seven women at some point in their lifetime.

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Keyhole surgery for gallbladder removal

An animation video explaining how keyhole surgery is used to remove the gallbladder.

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