A quick and efficient review of your acute symptoms.
This is a specialist service for women who need emergency care for acute gynaecological problems and for women having serious problems in early pregnancy (up to 20 weeks), such as pain, bleeding or severe vomiting.
Assessment of complications in pregnancy may involve a pregnancy test, urine test, ultrasound scan, and a physical examination.
Mr Aldrich will listen to your symptoms and advise relevant tests, these may include blood tests, urine tests and a physical or internal examination, and they will also check for a non-pregnancy cause of the symptoms such as a urinary tract infection.
Scanning –Trans Abdominal (TA) and Trans Vaginal (TV) scanning to confirm if you are pregnant and how many weeks’ pregnant you are. if you are below 6 – 7 weeks you will probably need a TV scan.
An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency in which a fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus. Usually, an ectopic pregnancy is situated in one of the fallopian tubes. As it grows, it can cause the tube to tear or burst. This results in dangerous internal bleeding.
Bleeding in early pregnancy is common and does not necessarily indicate a poor outcome. An ultrasound scan can quickly assess how the pregnancy is progressing and will be able to reassure you.
If you are having a miscarriage it is important you are given the appropriate options how to manage this and Mr Aldrich will be able to advise on conservative management, medical management or surgical.
Ovarian cysts are usually harmless, but can present acutely.
There are two main types of ovarian cysts: functional ovarian cysts and pathological cysts. These can often be managed conservatively but some may need to be removed surgically.
If you suddenly develop severe pelvic pain, it might be a medical emergency and you should seek medical attention promptly. Be sure to get pelvic pain checked by your doctor if it’s new, if it disrupts your daily life, or if it has worsened over time.