Women’s Health

Women’s Health (191)

The average life expectancy for women is ever increasing, and more women can expect to live for many years in the menopause.

There’s no question that things can feel grim during the menopause, what with hot flushes, mood swings and children leaving home!

 

Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. This is the same principle involved in the sonar used by bats, ships and fishermen. When a sound wave strikes an object, it echoes back. By measuring these echo waves it is possible to determine how far away the object is and its size, shape, and consistency.

Blood group typing in pregnancy is important for various reasons. Standard blood groups are A, B, AB or O. Each group is additionally labelled either positive (+) or negative (-), which denotes what is called Rhesus factor. The Rhesus factor is a marker on the red blood cells, and majority of people have this factor and are labelled Rhesus positive. However, about one in every ten people are Rhesus negative.

The average female life expectancy is increasing, and women can expect to spend about 30 years of their lifetime in the menopause. Studies estimate about a third of the total living women population are in the menopause. If not well managed, menopausal symptoms often lead to a poor quality of life.

Dear doctor,

I have recently been diagnosed with a gynecological condition that requires minor surgery. A hospital admission has been arranged for 2 days, but I wondered why I wasn’t given the choice of day-care surgery? 

Ongoing advances in gynecological surgery mean that there is less and less need for admitting women in hospitals. So much can be done in out-patient settings compared to times gone by. It means being operated and discharged on the same day, ending up spending less than 24 hours in the hospital. The default should be to have as much care done in day centres, and only reserve hospital admissions for complex procedures that require intense observations over a few days. 

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