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Rapid assessment and treatment for female pelvic disorders
There are various symptoms that may cause you alarm, especially when the cause isn’t clear, and you’ll want an expert assessment as soon as possible. Fortunately, our consultant gynaecologists at Mount Alvernia can see you without delay, so you won’t be left with uncertainty for long.
You may wish to book an appointment with a gynaecological specialist for any of the following:
Our gynaecologists also see women in the early stages of pregnancy for reassurance through various scans, as well as those with high-risk pregnancies, such as a history of previous miscarriages or on-going problems such as fibroids or ovarian cysts. Patients in this position may require advice on how these issues may affect the pregnancy, and our consultants can offer their expertise to provide you with peace of mind.
Health checks are available for women who need reassurance that their pelvic health is fine, or to help catch any issues at an early stage when they can be dealt with accordingly.
If you have any symptoms or concerns, cervical smear tests can be organised at your convenience rather than having to wait to be called, and this can be particularly appealing to women outside the standard age bracket for screening, which is 25-64.
Pregnant women seeing us privately also have the benefit of requesting a Harmony blood test, which can be carried out after 10 weeks of pregnancy, and is a non-invasive prenatal test to analyse parts of your baby’s DNA in your blood, which can indicate the likelihood of chromosomal conditions, and can also confirm your baby's gender.
If you’re based in Guildford, Surrey, or further afield, and you’ve been concerned about any of your symptoms, why not book a consultation with us today?
Some symptoms can be managed with non-invasive measures, such as medication. If you have been experiencing urinary incontinence, our specialist colleagues in our Physiotherapy department can offer pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen your bladder control, and this can be very effective in managing your condition.
Other conditions may require surgical intervention. Mount Alvernia caters extensively to the needs of patients requiring surgery for gynaecological conditions, with procedures available including:
Hysterectomy may be considered for those who have not had success with other treatments for painful and/or heavy periods, fibroids, endometriosis, and some forms of cancer. This major surgery can be performed in three variations, depending on your needs:
Whatever procedure you may need, our dedicated nursing team will help guide you in preparation for surgery and during recovery, ensuring you are well supported during your time with us.
You will then undergo a clinical assessment, which usually includes an internal pelvic examination, depending on your symptoms.
Further diagnostic scans may be required, usually in the form of an ultrasound. The timeframe will depend on the availability of our radiologists, but on occasion this can be done during the same visit.
A biopsy (small tissue sample) may be arranged, especially for a colposcopy (to obtain a biopsy from the cervix) or a hysteroscopy (to look at the lining of the uterus). These procedures usually take place in theatres and are therefore booked in for a later date.
If you have been experiencing pelvic floor issues, you may be referred to one of our urologists, who work closely with our gynaecology team, for a urodynamics test (which looks at the function of the bladder, measuring urine flow and bladder pressure). Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you will then either be referred to our dedicated physiotherapy team for guidance in specific pelvic floor exercises, or prepared for surgical intervention.
Once results are back from any diagnostic test or scan, your consultant will meet with you again to discuss your diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.
For peace of mind and expert care, please contact Mount Alvernia to book an appointment now.