You can be referred to the gynaecology department for a number of reasons including general gynaecological problems such as pain in your stomach or excessive bleeding, or more particular concerns such as fertility problems or suspected cancer.
Services offered include:
- Gynaecology cancer
- Termination of pregnancy.
Usually women are seen within an outpatient clinic setting where a full medical history and usually an examination will be undertaken. At some specialist clinics, such as post-menopausal bleeding clinic, the doctor will also perform diagnostic tests such as a scan or a hysteroscopy. Full information would be given to you within your appointment letter.
We provide colposcopy clinics where ladies will attend following an irregular smear test, or as a referral from their GP. You may also be referred into our infertility clinic if you are experiencing problems conceiving . We run uro-gynaecology clinicss to assess women with both urological and gynaecological symptoms, such as urinary incontinence.
When you first visit us, this is usually within our gynaecology outpatients department butwe also have a dedicated ward for women being admitted for major operations. This is ward 19 at Scunthorpe General Hospital. For women who do not need to stay in overnight we have a purpose built day surgery unit.
Our early pregnancy assessment unit sees women experiencing pain or bleeding in pregnancy of less than 20 weeks gestation. Women with a history of recurrent miscarriage or previous ectopic/molar pregnances are also seen here.