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At Surrey Gynaecology we make every effort to keep abreast of the latest developments in medical science and technology as well as being up-to-date with general news around gynacological matters, hormones and the menopause. Here are some items of interest:

Women with heavy periods should be offered a hysteroscopy

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Women with heavy periods should be offered a hysteroscopy to find out the cause, says new guidance from health officials.This could lead to 10,000 more women in England having the test, which examines the inside of the womb, each year, they said.

Around one in 20 women aged 30-49 sees a GP due to heavy menstrual bleeding.

The issue can seriously affect quality of life, both physically and emotionally.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said it had updated its guidance because of advances in diagnostic techniques.

It now recommends hysteroscopy as a first-line test for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, instead of pelvic ultrasound, because it is gives a more accurate diagnosis.

Hysteroscopy uses a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end to examine the inside of the womb, passed through the vagina.

hysteroscopy diagram

Surrey Gynaecology provide a very popular Local Anaesthetic Hysteroscopy Service at Cobham Day Surgery for Private as well as NHS Patients

 

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