What the clinic offers:
You will be seen by a gynaecologist who will investigate and manage common gynaecological problems. When you attend the clinic you may have an examination, ultrasound scan, biopsy or a minor procedure such as insertion of an intra-uterine system.
Who the clinic is suitable for:
Your GP can refer you to this Gynaecology service as an alternative to attending other Gynaecology clinics in NHS Lothian hospitals. The clinic is for women who have common gynaecological problems such as heavy or irregular periods, abnormal bleeding, abdominal/pelvic pain and vulval skin problems. The clinic has a particular interest in problems related to contraception.
Who the clinic is not suitable for:
This Gynaecology clinic does not deal with bladder issues or undertake surgical procedures for cancer.
What you can do whilst you wait for an appointment:
It may be appropriate to try mefenamic acid or tranexamic acid tablets to help painful or heavy periods. These can be prescribed by your GP.