Conditions we treat

The range of women's health conditions we can help you with

and the related treatments for each


Adenomyosis occurs when the inside lining of the uterus is found within the muscular wall of the uterus, enlarging it.

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer forms in a woman's cervix and is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which also causes genital warts.

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Contraceptive side-effects

These can include break-through bleeding, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, mood changes and reduced libido.

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An ectropion is when the inside of the cervix becomes everted on to the outside of the cervix, and can bleed with contact.

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When endometrial tissue, which should only be found in the uterus, also grows outside the uterus, causing severe pain.

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Fibroids are benign tumours of the wall of the uterus. They may put pressure on the bladder or bowel, and can cause pain.

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Genito-urinary syndrome of menopause

Low levels of estrogen during menopause can cause dryness and skin tears in the vagina, making sex less comfortable.

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Hyperplasia and uterine cancer

Hyperplasia occurs when the inside lining of the uterus starts to behave abnormally, and is a potential 'pre-cancer'.

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An infection - the multiplication of microorganisms not normally present within the body - can cause abnormal bleeding.

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Instability of the lining of the womb

This is caused by low estrogen levels, when the vagina and endometrium become prone to bleeding and spotting.

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS symptoms include cramping abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, and these can alternate in the same patient.

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Ovarian cysts

A number of different types, with different symptoms and treatments. Often they resolve on their own without intervention.

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Painful bladder syndrome

Characterised by pain with bladder filling and emptying, along with increased frequency and passing urine at night.

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Painful pelvic floor

Pain is sporadic, not linked to the menstrual cycle, and can be brought on by sex, prolonged sitting, exercise, or randomly.

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This starts a few years prior to menopause, when a woman’s periods stop, and no further eggs are released from the ovaries.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Symptoms vary, and can include irregular or absent periods, excess hair, weight gain or difficulty falling pregnant.

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Polyps are benign growths and can occur in the uterus, cervix or vagina. They can cause irregular or unscheduled bleeding.

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Break-through bleeding between periods can indicate early pregnancy, as can irregular or unscheduled bleeding.

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Occurs when the walls of the vagina lose support, causing organs and spaces around the vagina to bulge downwards.

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Stress urinary incontinence

Characterised by bladder leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise.

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Urge urinary incontinence

A sudden need to pass urine that cannot be controlled. If the bladder is full, this can lead to a big and embarrassing leak.

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The ongoing pain and discomfort of the vulva. Factors relating to the body's nerves, hormones or immune system are involved.

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Meet the Aceso team

Highly experienced and dedicated doctors
Dr Simon McDowell

Dr Simon McDowell

Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

Endometriosis, laparoscopic hysterectomy, fibroids, ovarian cysts, infertility, fertility preservation.

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Dr Nick Bedford
FRANZCOG MBChB DipObst (Distinction)

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Prolapse, incontinence, heavy periods, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, uterine polyps, pelvic pain.

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