Our patients benefit from highly experienced and well-read gynecologists. Clinical conditions that may warrant a visit to your gynecologist include
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
Your menstrual pattern is supposed to be regular monthly between 21 – 35 days. Sometimes if there is no ovulation then periods will take very long to come. This may result in future fertility issues which may need to be addressed.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
Sometimes periods come very heavy. This is signified by passage of clots in the vagina. This warrants special investigation because blood is life! Secondly there may be simple to treat causes which can be addressed early. Remember that a stitch in time saves nine.
- Benign gynecologic conditions such a s ovarian cysts
Nowadays were seeing more and more women with an ultrasound diagnosis of polycystic ovarian disease. This causes distress to women as they consult online sources of information and get told of cancer and other serious conditions .Thus it is very important to seek your doctors opinion on the issue.
- Uterine fibroids
These are growths on the uterus which are not cancerous in themselves. They are very common in women above 30 years with a predilection for black women. These need follow-up and removal while they are still small to avoid them growing excessively. We use a variety of medical and surgical means to treat the condition.
- Pregnancy monitoring
Regular pregnancy monitoring guidelines indicated that you should attend clinics at least 8 visits before the time of delivery. Here at St. Stefani we provide the following in relation to antenatal care:-
- 9 monthly reviews by consultant obstetrician gynecologist
- 9 urine microscopy and dipstick reading
- 1 nutritionist review
- 3 La maze pregnancy preparedness classes
- 9 prescriptions for pregnancy supplements
Referral for delivery under skilled birth attendant
- Post natal care
- Family planning
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Urinary tract infection
- Screening of cervical and breast cancer