Heavy and/or painful periods are probably the most common type of menstrual disorder. In the vast majority of women who have
painful periods there is generally a situation where the
womb maybe a bit more swollen and due to age-related changes and this can be
associated with fibroids or endometriosis or ovarian
cysts. Patients should come to the clinic when
they feel their periods are becoming a problem, especially in terms of interference with their normal social life.
If the woman is missing time off work or the pain is not responding over-the-counter analgesics or they’re
feeling unusually tired or breathless, this is the time when they need to consult
with a doctor. The consultants working at St John’s
will have an incredible amount of experience in
dealing with this type of problem. There is also the facility, in terms of doing ultrasound examinations which is essential as part of the diagnostic workup for these conditions and this facility is available within the clinic
setting. Generally I would say that in over ninety
percent of situations a diagnosis will be obtained within the first visit, so therefore a plan for treatment can be made in the vast majority of cases in just one visit.