Post by Rebecca Falnes
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?
The endometrium is the medical name for the lining of the uterus. This is what is shed during a woman’s period. Every month the lining gradually gets thicker and thicker until the period starts, then it sheds and becomes thin to start the cycle over again.
Endometriosis is when that lining, or tissue similar to it, grows outside of the uterus. The most common location is in the pelvic area. Although rare, it can travel to the upper abdomen as well […]
Ovarian cysts are very common and do not usually cause any symptoms. Cedars-Sinai estimates that 10% of women experience ovarian cysts, with many not even realising they have one, as most ovarian cysts occur naturally and go away in a few months without needing any treatment.
WHAT IS AN OVARIAN CYST?
In order to understand what an ovarian cyst is, let’s take a brief recap of what the ovaries are.
Most women are born with two ovaries, with each one on either side of the womb (or […]
During a pregnancy ultrasound scan, the sonographer will always check the condition of your placenta alongside your baby. This is because the placenta is a crucial organ during pregnancy. The placenta itself, its formation and its functions are really incredible—it’s amazing what your body can do to create a healthy happy baby!
WHAT IS THE PLACENTA AND HOW DOES IT FORM?
The purpose of the placenta is to deliver oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and hormones to your baby while it’s in the womb, and this is transported through the […]
If your doctor has referred your child for an ultrasound, you might be feeling a bit daunted by the idea of how your child is going to react to having a scan. It’s completely understandable for children to become upset in medical settings, as they may have formed some unpleasant associations due to past experiences; such as getting pinchy vaccinations, being treated for a painful injury, or just feeling poorly and scared in a clinical environment.
We’ve noticed a big increase in peadiatric referrals (under 16s) in our clinics, and while a lot of […]