Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology has moved to a brand new location within Greenslopes Private Hospital. We are now located on level 7 of Nicholson Street Specialist Centre. The entire level of this new building is dedicated to Maternity services. Obstetricians, gynaecologists, fertility/IVF specialists, midwives, paediatricians, geneticists, obstetric physicians, diabetes specialists and baby ultrasound imaging services are all co-located on the same level. Our expanded new clinic has almost double the floor area of our old clinic. You can now see our paediatricians for your 6 week postnatal baby check-up at your 6 week visit with Dr Law, and see our pelvic floor physiotherapists at the same time. The building is conveniently attached to the main hospital carpark. Refer to the attached map to help you find our new clinic.
Cervical cancer is a malignant tumour of the cervix, and is the third most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australian Women. A staggering 80% of diagnoses occur in women who have never been screened or don’t have regular pap smears. Since the creation of the National Cervical Screening Program in 1991, rates of Cervical cancer have halved. The Program was renewed and implemented on 1st December 2017, recognising the introduction of a vaccine against specific strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) which is the main cause of most cervical cancers, as well as improved scientific evidence and technology. What is different under the Renewed Cervical Cancer Screening Program? The previous cervical cancer screening program in Australia recommended that all women aged between 18 and 69 that have been sexually active have regular pap smears every two years. The renewed Cervical Screening Program was implemented in December 2017, and cervical screening in Australia is now based on the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is recommended every five years for women aged 25-74. The first HPV Test will be due two years after the previous Pap test. Read here for more detailed information about the changes. HPV is the first stage in developing Cervical cancer, so the new Screening Test will test for any abnormal cell changes which normally takes a long time before it evolves into cancer, often more than 10 years. What Happens with Abnormal HPV Results under the Renewed Cervical Cancer Screening Program? When the HPV test is positive, then a cervical smear will be processes in the laboratory using the Thin Prep specimen that was collected for the initial HPV screening. A second sample or examination is not required. If this cervical smear shows an abnormality, then you will be referred to a gynaecologist for a more detailed examination of the cervix. This involves colposcopy which is an examination that uses a colposcope (essentially a microscope) to provide a magnified view of the cervix (the neck of the womb) to assess the severity or grade of the abnormality on the cervix. For more information, read more about colposcopy […]
Think you might be pregnant or trying for a baby? Here are 5 signs that you might be pregnant: Skipped period The most common sign of pregnancy is missing a period. If you are a person that has a regular period and you miss one then it is a good idea to do a pregnancy test, especially if trying for a baby. Sickness They call it morning sickness but often sickness can be any time of the day and can occur very early in pregnancy. Eat small meals frequently, or drink ginger tea to begin with – and if it turns out you are pregnant, have a chat to your Obstetrician if you have severe sickness and they will be able to give suggestions as well as medication if needed. Tender breasts One early sign of pregnancy is tender breasts, including the nipple area – this is caused by increased blood flowing to your chest area. It is perfectly normal and many women experience it. The need to go to the toilet often After the embryo has implanted itself into the uterus, the body produces hCG hormone which releases progesterone and oestrogen into the body. All of this makes you feel the need to go the the toilet more frequently. This again is fairly common in early pregnancy – of course as your pregnancy progresses the need to go to the toilet increases! Extreme Tiredness Extreme fatigue is a common side affect of the first trimester. This occurs because of the body basically working hard to ensure that your baby is on track to fully develop over the next 9 months.