Focusing on Women's Health from Puberty to Menopause.

  • Mastalgia: A Pain in the Breast, but is it Cancer?

    Mastalgia: A Pain in the Breast, but is it Cancer?

    Breast pain, also known as mastalgia and mastodynia, is the commonest reason for consultation about breast problems in both UK primary care and breast units. Most women can be managed by their GPs with reassurance, advice and first-line treatments, but it is essential to identify women who need referral, especially the small minority presenting with pain as a symptom of breast cancer.

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  • Understanding and Managing Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

    CPD Understanding and Managing Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

    Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is extremely common, affecting 70-75% of women at least once in their lives. Recurrent VVC, defined as four or more proven episodes in 12 months, affects 5-8% of these women and can cause a significant amount of discomfort and distress. Some women are referred to tertiary centres but, with good evidencebased treatment, many women could be managed in primary care.

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