Diet can play a vital part in helping symptoms of PCOS and in those trying to conceive. Insulin resistance, which is often linked to a high carbohydrate diet, can lead to lower oestrogen levels resulting in impaired monthly cycles, poor conception rates and higher levels of miscarriage. Click here for more dietary information.
There are many different conditions that may affect a woman throughout her life and sometimes you become so used to coping with the unpleasant symptoms and side effects that you start to consider them "normal" or just something that you have to put up with. But this is usually not the case and there are many different treatment options available to help you start to regain control. Please see the sections below for a brief guide or click on the headers and links for more detailed information.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure performed in hospital whilst you are asleep. It is often used to check for causes of abnormal or heavy bleeding and to treat polyps and fibroids for example.
Recovery is usually very quick and you should be able to go home the same day.
The presence of cysts, polyps or fibroids can lead to menstrual problems and pain and they can also have an impact on fertility.
An endometrial ablation can be a very effective form of treatment for women suffering with prolonged or heavy periods. The procedure is quick and recovery is usually very straightforward.
Following an endometrial ablation many women report a greatly reduced amount of bleeding and some have no period at all.
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A hysterectomy may be recommended for heavy bleeding, uterine prolapse or pelvic pain. This procedure is a major operation and is usually considered as a last resort after less invasive treatments have been unsuccessful or ruled out.
A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure carried out whilst you are asleep. It is often used to treat ovarian cysts and to diagnose and treat other conditions within the pelvic area.
It is also used to check for blockages within the fallopian tubes in those trying to conceive or to perform ovarian drilling.
Mr Curtis is a specialist in the area of fertility and many patients are referred to him via friends or family who have had their own success stories. Fertility investigations including blood tests, miscarriage or genetic profiles, semen analysis, ovulation induction, ovarian drilling and tests of tubal patency can all be performed.
For couples requiring more active assistance then a referral to the Woking Nuffield hospital assisted conception unit can also be organised where you will then continue your treatment under Mr Curtis' care.
Mr Paul Curtis MBChB FRCOG