Women with heavy periods should be offered a hysteroscopy

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said it had updated its guidance because of advances in diagnostic techniques. It now recommends hysteroscopy as a first-line test for women with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Women with severe period pains should be checked for endometriosis

Women suffering period pain should be checked for signs of endometriosis, amid concerns GPs are missing too many cases of the womb condition, watchdogs say.

What Makes us Fat? (And how do we lose weight)?

The traditional theory of weight gain is simply this: What we eat gets burnt up in energy expenditure or else is deposited as fat. Hence the obsession with “gym membership, boot-camps and personal trainers”!

Eat fat and lose weight?

Can a high fat diet really help you lose weight...

Information for patients having Mirena coil fitted

Some cramping is common after the Mirena is put in (like period pains) for which Nurofen or paracetamol/feminax etc... should be enough. Please see these notes for prevention of infection after the insertion of a Mirena coil.