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FEATURE Hysterectomy`s dirty little secret: Back Pain

December 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 9)

There`s no question that our backs have become the parts of our body most likely to malfunction. Back pain is now a global epidemic and the second most common reason why people visit the doctor. It`s been called an epidemic even by government organizations like the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk at the University of Maryland.

NEWS 20 per cent of hysterectomies should never have happened

January 7th 2015

Around 20 per cent of women who have a hysterectomyshouldn't have the procedure

FEATURE Increasing the odds of pregnancy

July 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4)

Getting pregnant may be easy, but some couples find it hard to conceive for various reasons, such as an insufficient sperm count

FEATURE Fighting fibroids naturally

March 2011 (Vol. 21 Issue 12) /

New research suggests that green tea may offer a surgery-free solution for uterine fibroids-also known as 'leiomyoma'-the most common type of benign tumour in women

NEWS Hysterectomy: It's a radical procedure that most women don't need to have

May 15th 2007 /

If you suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding - and it's something that affects one in four women sometime in their life - your doctor will probably recommend a hysterectomy

FEATURE A hysterectomy

June 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 3) /

Excessive bleeding or pain* Drugs or devices: birth-control pills; drugs that reduce female hormones; a blood-clotting agent called tranexamic acid; an intrauterine device - all have potentially serious side-effects

FEATURE Adult female acne

May 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 2) /

According to a US study of more than 10,000 women, long-term use of antibiotics may be linked to a substantially increased risk of breast cancer

FEATURE Endometriosis and fibroids

September 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 6) /

Endometriosis, the abnormal growth and function of endometrial tissue, makes a woman's monthly cycle a living hell of abdominal pain and cramps, backache and abnormally heavy, irregular or long menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) and, in general, just causes a gumming up of the female works

FEATURE Doctors take a view

April 1999 (Vol. 10 Issue 1)

On a visit to the GP during the summer last year, my mother let him know that she did not wish to undergo a hysterectomy for her fibroids

FEATURE Polycystic ovaries

November 1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 8)

The term polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO) was first used in 1935 to describe enlarged ovaries and numerous cysts along with hirsutism (excess facial hair), infertility and amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea (an absence of, or reduction in, menstruation) (Am J Obst Gyn, 1935, 29: 181-191)

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