There are many different forms of contraception available and some of these also regulate hormone related symptoms like painful periods. Doctors and nurses at our practice have advanced family planning training to help you make the best decision for you. We have the facilities to fit and remove implants and intrauterine devices (coils) at our practice.
This information leaflet from patient.co.uk has more information and is useful to look at before your appointment. http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Contraceptive-Choices.htm There are other more in depth leaflets on the website if you would like more detail about a specific method.
The family planning association has a number of detailed useful information leaflets. http://www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/contraception If you need a prescription for a contraceptive pill or would like to discuss your options then please make an appointment at the practice with one of our doctors or contraception trained nurses.
Heavy or Painful Periods
Many women put up with unpleasant symptoms that we could help them to manage.
This information leaflet from patient.co.uk has more information and is useful to look at before your appointment.
This syndrome is the hormonal, physical and emotional changes which some women experience between the second and fourteenth day before a period and which are relieved when the period starts.
The symptoms can include mood swings and irritability, poor concentration, headaches, cravings for sugary or sweet foods and weight gain or feeling bloated.
This information leaflet from patient.co.uk has more information about some of the treatment options and lifestyle measures that can help. http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Premenstrual-Syndrome.htm
If these symptoms do not settle with your period or occur for most of the month pre-mentrual syndrome may not be the only cause and you should contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms.
All women should regularly check their breasts to get used to what is normal for them. All women are different and breasts often change throughout the monthly cycle. The best time to check your breasts is just after your period every month.
Most breast changes are harmless but should be checked by your GP.
This information page has more detail about how to check your breasts for changes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/breast_awareness.shtml
Breast screening is offered to women between the ages of 50 and 70 years. For more information about this please see the screening section of our website. Women’s Healthy Living
Click on live well and select ‘all live well topics’ then look at the bottom left of the page and click on the link.
Women’s Health Concern
0845 125 5254
National Osteoporosis Society