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Thursday, 09 August 2012
The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS; Mirena) was first licensed in the UK for contraception in 1995. But it soon became evident that it had other clinical advantages and the LNG-IUS is now also available for the prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in women who are taking oestrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
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Thursday, 09 August 2012
Over the last 30 years, there has been a threefold increase in the number of cancer survivors. As a result more women are living with the long-term side-effects of their treatment. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms after pelvic radiotherapy are especially important, as they are common and impair quality of life. Since patients are likely to present in primary care, GPs and practice nurses can help to ensure appropriate initial management and referral.
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Thursday, 09 August 2012
Traditionally, older women and men have not been seen as being at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and have not been considered by policy makers. But infection rates are rising at a time of NHS changes, including the proposed transfer of responsibility for sexual health promotion to local authorities. Significant new resources are unlikely, so we need to think creatively about how to respond to this worrying trend.
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 09 August 2012
Traditionally, older women and men have not been seen as being at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and have not been considered by policy makers. But infection rates are rising at a time of NHS changes, including the proposed transfer of responsibility for sexual health promotion to local authorities. Significant new resources are unlikely, so we need to think creatively about how to respond to this worrying trend.
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Thursday, 09 August 2012
Non-menstrual bleeding is alarming for women, and is a frequent reason for a consultation with a health professional. There are many potential explanations. Most are benign, but some are potentially very serious. So a careful history and assessment are essential when a woman presents with post-coital, intermenstrual or postmenopausal bleeding.
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Thursday, 09 August 2012
Ovarian cysts are found in women and girls of all ages. They are usually asymptomatic, and most are benign and transient. Testing for tumour markers and risk of malignancy indices may help to predict the possibility of cancer, but imaging on ultrasound (US) remains the primary method of evaluating ovarian cysts.
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Thursday, 09 August 2012
Most women experience occasional pelvic pain, but sometimes the symptom is so severe that it prompts them to seek medical help. Causes of acute pelvic pain in women are many, and can range in severity from a normal physiological event to a life-threatening illness. This article explains how to identify patients with the ‘red flag’ conditions that require urgent hospitalisation.
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CPD Prolapse

Tuesday, 07 August 2012
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