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Women’s Health

At Ruach Fertility & Gynaecology Clinic we address a wide range of conditions and specialise in professional screenings in a comfortable environment.

  • Annual Gynaecological Screening
  • Contraception
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Menstrual Pain

Conditions and procedures related to Women’s Health

  • All
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Fibroids
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What is Endometriosis?

When tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside your uterus. “Tell-tale” signs of endometriosis Progressive menstrual pain No response to pain medication Not able to perform normal activities during periods due to pain What is Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of…

What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus and usually the cervix. Common reasons to perform a hysterectomy include painful or heavy periods (not responding to medical therapy), pelvic pain, fibroids or certain types of cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions. A total hysterectomy means that both the uterus and the cervix are removed, whereas a…

What is an Ovarian cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pouch located on or inside the ovary. They can occur at any age but are most commonly found during the childbearing years. Ovarian cysts are very common and may be normal (functional cysts) or abnormal. Functional (normal) ovarian cysts are cysts formed during a woman’s normal monthly…

What is Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyoma)?

Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary greatly. They may be inside the womb (uterus), on its outer surface, within its wall or attached to it by a stem-like structure.…

What is Abnormal Uterine bleeding?

The inside of the uterus has two layers. The thin inner layer is called the endometrium. The thick outer muscular wall is the myometrium (myo = muscle). Menstruation occurs 12 to 14 days after ovulation (period when ripe egg is released from ovaries). In women who ovulate and menstruate regularly, the endometrium thickens every month…

What is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition where the cells of the lining of the womb (endometrium) are found in the muscle wall of the womb (myometrium). Around one in 10 women will have adenomyosis. It can occur in any woman who still has periods but is most common in women aged 40-50 and in women who have…

Age and Infertility / Elective Egg Freezing

In this video Dr Jaco Strydom provide information relating to age and infertility as well as elective egg freezing.

What is a Hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure which allows the doctor to directly visualise the inner cervix and the uterine (womb) cavity.  The hysteroscope is a small diameter lens with a strong light source and a small camera at the end that can be passed through the cervix and into the womb.  It can be performed…

Common Myths in Infertility

In this video Dr Jaco Strydom explains some of the common myths regarding infertility.

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