Category: Obstetrics

Vaginal Bleeding

One of the most common obstetric/gynaecological presentations in a hospital/GP setting is vaginal bleeding. When women present with per vaginal (PV) bleeding it is usually because the bleeding is unexpected, irregular, heavy or painful. Other common presentations alongside PV bleeding are pelvic pain, missed periods and vaginal discharge. Women presenting with PV bleeding can present

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Gynaecological Examination

If the thought of conducting an intimate examination or attempting to wield (without any embarrassing pitfalls) the contraption that is the speculum is enough to fill you with apprehension- fear not! The good news is that junior doctors are not typically expected to perform speculum/bimanual examinations unless you are on an O&G or GP placement.

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Applying to Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In this article, we discuss why you should apply to O&G training, how to build your portfolio & we detail the application process. O&G is a 7 year run-through programme, incorporating a core curriculum with ultrasound training & there are plenty of opportunities to subspecialise.

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults are extremely common in both primary and secondary care and it is inevitable that you will be diagnosing and treating these many times in your career. Introduction UTIs are normally ascending infections and can affect any part of the urinary tract: urethra (urethritis), bladder (cystitis), epididymis (epididymitis), prostate (prostatitis),

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Postnatal Patients

The management and review of postnatal women are usually straightforward. There are a few points specific to postnatal women that are important to consider, which will be covered below. Prior to review As with every patient, it is important to review the notes of postnatal women thoroughly. Review the type of analgesia used during the

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