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The Different Types of Ovarian Cysts

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Sophia McCarthy

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 […]

What Is The Placenta And How Does It Work?

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Sophia McCarthy

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 […]

How to Prepare for Paediatric Ultrasounds – Helpful Tips for Parents

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Sophia McCarthy

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 […]

What Are Menstrual Migraines and How Can They Be Managed?

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Sophia McCarthy

For those of us that suffer from regular headaches and migraines, there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning with a throbbing head, blurry vision and exhaustion. As a migraine sufferer myself, I have realised over the years from talking to fellow ‘migraineurs’ just how common migraines really are in women.

Global statistics estimate that migraine affects 20.7% of women, compared to 9.7% of men. It’s believed that this higher incidence rate in women is down to—you guessed it—hormonal differences.

 

MIGRAINE VS. HEADACHE

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