The vast majority of women will see a GP at least once a year and approximately one in ten of these encounters will be specifically related to women’s health.

Roni’s advanced training has provided her with the opportunity to acquire expertise in gynaecological conditions and has allowed her to develop a special interest in complex pelvic surgery, particularly endometriosis and pelvic pain, fibroids and ovarian cysts.

Some of the Conditions Treated Include:

Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain

 

Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women. It occurs when cells that are similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grow outside of the uterus. It mainly affects the pelvic lining (peritoneum), but in severe cases can affect the bowel, bladder and other organs.

 

It can cause pain and difficulty with conceiving, but some women don’t have any symptoms at all. Please discuss your symptoms with Roni and she can customise a management plan for you.

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Endometriosis &
Pelvic Pain

Menstrual Disorders

 

Most women have a period every 24 to 38 days and lose an average of 2-3 tablespoons of blood.

 

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by a number of different conditions and can result in infrequent or absent periods, such as occurs in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) through to frequent and heavy bleeding, that
can be caused by polyps or fibroids. Any bleeding that occurs after menopause is abnormal and should be investigated.

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Menstrual Disorders

Fibroids

 

Fibroids are benign growths of the uterus muscle. They are very common and up to 80% of women will have fibroids, however the majority of these women will not have any issue and may not even know they have them. They can grow into the cavity of the uterus (submucosal), in the uterine muscle (intramural) or from the outside of the uterus (subserosal). Symptoms can include heavy periods or difficulty conceiving. Sometimes they can cause pain. They tend to become less problematic once a woman goes through menopause. The mainstay treatment of problematic fibroids is surgery.

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Fibroids

Ovarian Cysts

 

Ovarian cysts can occur in women of all ages, are very common and may resolve by themselves. There are number of different types of cysts, the majority of which are
non-cancerous. They may cause pain or pressure, particularly if they are large.

 

In general, smaller cysts can be monitored, however larger cysts may need to be surgically removed.

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Ovarian Cysts
Abnormal Cervical Screening
 

In 2017, Australia moved to a 5-yearly cervical screening test (CST) which tests for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common infection that causes cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer.

 

Women who have had an abnormal result on their CST, may need to have further testing, by looking at their cervix with a microscope, called a colposcope.

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Abnormal Cervical
Screening

Other Issues

 

Roni is also able to provide care for:

  • Contraception counselling including the insertion and removal of IUD (intrauterine device)

 

  • Investigation of infertility and ovulation induction

Please contact Roni to discuss these, or any other concerns you may have.

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Other Issues