The average age of women in the UK reaching the menopause is 51.

Most women will start to experience some symptoms of the menopause from around the age of 45 but as many as 1 in 100 women go through an early menopause before the age of 40.


miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks but they most commonly occur within the first trimester (12 weeks).   

Most miscarriages happen for no obvious reason and a lot of women will continue to have a healthy pregnancy in the future. However, some people will unfortunately experience several miscarriages and three in a row is classed as "recurrent miscarriage" and is usually investigated.

One in five women in the UK have polycystic ovaries which occurs when multiple small cysts develop within the ovaries.

The condition can have many unwelcome side effects such as irregular or absent periods, weight gain, acne, increased body hair and difficulties in conceiving.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Period Problems

Endometriosis affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child bearing age and 2 out of every 5 women struggling to conceive are found to have the condition.

The condition occurs when fragments of the lining of the womb manage to travel to other parts of your body and then continue to bleed during your normal monthly cycle causing pain & discomfort.


Abnormal Smear Results

Vaginal Prolapse


A vaginal prolapse occurs when the ligaments which hold the pelvic organs in place become weak and are no longer able to support the organs.  This can happen for various reasons but is commonly caused by pregnancy and childbirth.  

A prolapse can become worse with age as your hormone levels decrease.

As many as 60-70% of women will experience some degree of bladder incontinence at some point in their lives.

The condition can be very distressing and start to impact on your daily life but there are many treatment options available - both medical and surgical.


Bladder Problems

Many women experience menstrual (period) problems so severe that they start to affect their every day life and activities.  Issues can include:


Paul Curtis Private Practice

Receiving an abnormal cervical smear result can be worrying but often changes detected within the cells will resolve themselves.  However, sometimes it is necessary to investigate further with a repeat smear test or colposcopy.

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Paul Curtis Gynaecology

A couple will be diagnosed as having unexplained infertility if they have not become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive.  

In the UK approximately 15% of couples have some difficulty in conceiving and this can be due to a number of different factors.

  • Absent periods
  • Heavy or prolonged periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods