Women’s Health Is Our Business
Often when women go to gynaecologists, they feel they are not able to go over all their concerns either because the doctor didn’t appear interested or jumped to conclusions or there wasn’t enough time. They also leave feeling no wiser to a solution to their problem or have some vague idea of a diagnosis they can’t pronounce. There is a pile of tests to do before the next visit – but don’t ask for what they are supposed to test!
At Women’s Business, we sensitively listen to your issues and concerns and explain our recommendations fully. Women’s health tends to be complicated and there is usually more than one intricately linked problem. This is why we like to give you a hardcopy summary of your visit with your provisional diagnosis, tests needed, treatments needed, and the future plan. More than likely you will need to come back for another appointment or for surgery. Very few issues can be sorted with just one visit.
At your visit with us:
- Bring your GP referral
- Bring any letters or test results related to your visit
- Bring any current medications or treatments
- Bring your diary – we may need to book a procedure and it would be best to find a date straight away
- Bring a list of your questions – often, people completely forget what they had wanted to ask and the pressure to remember does not help
- Expect that we will ask you all sorts of questions – even living in a one-storey brick house at the bottom of a hill with no airconditioning may be relevant
- Expect an examination: as we are gynaecologists discussing women’s health issues, a gynaecological examination is likely – wearing four layers of clothing with buckles and zips and buttons will not be practical – and it never gets that cold in Brisbane anyway
- You are welcome to bring support people, however, there is room only for one or two people and remember that a gynaecological examination may be more revealing than they may be prepared for – please also refrain from bringing support people who are uneasy about bodily fluids or who have a tendency to lose consciousness as there are no emergency services in the building
Gynaecological issues include:
- Contraception, including Implanon, Depo-Provera, and Mirena insertion as well as laparoscopic tubal ligation
- Period issues, whether having too heavy or frequent periods – or no periods at all
- Post-menopausal bleeding should always be investigated as it can be related to cancer
- Genital issues including lumps, cysts, tags, ulcers, or discharge
- Abnormal pap smears or difficult pap smears
- Ovarian cysts or pelvic masses
- Infertility or delay in falling pregnant – Women’s Business is not involved in IVF or Artificial Reproductive Technology but there is often many things we can do before going down the road of IVF and we are happy to refer you to a subspecialist colleague if needed
- Urinary incontinence
Call us today and experience the difference!