Gynaecology

Overcome the Challenges of Female Infertility & Other Health Issues With Our Gynaecology Treatments

Suffering from gynaecological conditions (or conditions affecting a woman’s reproductive health) can be incredibly stressful, burdensome, and frustrating for many women. The good news is there is always help available. With our range of highly developed gynaecology treatments, you’ll be taking the first steps towards effectively addressing and managing your gynaecological conditions – leading to a healthier, happier, and better quality of life.

Being a gynaecologist and fertility specialist for many years has allowed me to gain a deep understanding in treating even the most unique and severe gynaecological conditions among women, while ensuring my patients are comfortable, informed, and well-supported throughout their entire treatment journey.

No matter how difficult your circumstances may be, my team and I are always ready to provide you with world-class service in gynaecology treatments, empower you with informative and tailored knowledge and make sure you get the best treatment outcome possible.

What is Gynaecology?

Gynaecology refers to the study of women’s health, including conditions that affect the female reproductive organ and system. This can cover things such as periods, contraception, menopause, infections, cancers, among many others. Only certified medical specialists known as gynaecologists are able to provide gynaecology treatments.

As a registered gynaecologist in Australia, I’ve acquired years of specialist knowledge and expertise in treating a range of conditions affecting women’s health. My education and training in the field of gynaecology has been held at numerous reputable institutions in Australia and overseas, some of which include –

  • Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Box Hill Hospital
  • Yorkshire England – RCOG
  • Royal Women’s Hospital – Reproductive services
  • Melbourne IVF
  • Eastern Health
  • RANZCOG (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

Our Gynaecology Treatments

We provide a range of gynaecology treatments specifically personalised for your unique situation and needs. You’ll always receive tailored support, useful information, and the highest standards of treatment no matter what your health issues may be. Find more information about our gynaecology treatments below.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common gynaecological problem affecting women of reproductive age. It occurs when the tissues of the uterus start growing on surfaces of other organs in the pelvis such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer surface of the uterus, pelvic cavity lining, vagina, cervix, vulva, bladder or rectum. Symptoms often include painful cramps in the lower abdomen, back or in the pelvis during menstruation.

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis occurs when the inner lining of the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. With every period, the tissue lining proceeds to thicken, break down, and bleed each month, which may cause uncomfortable symptoms such as menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, heavy periods, and others.

Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumours that develop in and around the wall of the uterus or womb. Women who suffer from fibroids tend to experience symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent or difficulties in urination, constipation, backache as well as leg pain.

Contraception

Contraception refers to the prevention of pregnancy by interfering with the process of conception and implantation. These include barrier methods (such as diaphragms and cervical caps), hormonal contraception (through pills, implants, injections, skin patches, vaginal rings), and sterilisation (including vasectomy for men, and tubal ligation for women).

Uterine Polyps

Uterine polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that grow out of the membrane lining of the uterus. Most polyps are non-cancerous, while some may be and will require urgent medical intervention. The most common symptom of uterine polyps is irregular menstrual periods, abnormal or heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods and bleeding after menopause or during sexual intercourse. Infertility may also be an indication of the presence of a uterine polyp.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder as well as one of the common causes of infertility among women. It is characterised by an ovulation dysfunction or impedance to the normal growth and release of eggs from the ovaries. It is most commonly seen in women of reproductive age and found rarely in women after menopause.

Ovarian Cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac or pouch which forms on the ovary. In most cases, ovarian cysts are harmless, present no symptoms, and resolve on their own. However depending on the nature of the cyst it can cause issues with pain and torsion cutting off the blood supply to the ovary making it an emergency. It is crucial to have a healthy suspicion about the malignant potential of the cyst and if the cyst is cancerous, it requires medical intervention.

Abnormal Cervical Smear

Getting an abnormal cervical smear (from a pap smear test) indicates that some of the cells of the cervix may be abnormal. This is most often caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can cause abnormal cells to develop on the cervix and overtime (if left untreated) could develop into cervical cancer.

Painful Periods

Painful periods refers to experiencing severe levels of pain before and during menstruation. There are many causes of painful periods, so it’s highly recommended to see your gynaecologist and undergo testing to find the root cause. Some causes of painful periods include endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, and more.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding, or Menorrhagia (medical term), refers to menstrual periods that result in abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding – often lasting more than the typical 7 day menstrual period time frame.

Post Menopausal Bleeding

Post Menopausal Bleeding occurs when women who have gone through menopause experience period bleeding again. Menopause means you haven’t had a period in at least a year. Post Menopausal Bleeding could be caused by uterine polyps, thinning or thickening of the uterine lining, cancer, medications, sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, and more.

Miscarriage

Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the 20th week and is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. There are many possible causes of a miscarriage, some of which including being due to genetics, abnormalitie of uterus, hormones, having fibroids, among many others.

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a procedure that enables your surgeon to look inside the abdominal cavity and pelvis using a laparoscope to diagnose and treat a variety of abnormal conditions. A laparoscope refers to a long, narrow telescope with a light source and video camera at the end.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery involves using techniques for operations that are less invasive and cause less damage than compared to open surgery. Laparoscopy is one type of minimally invasive surgery methods, however there are many others including robotic surgery, vaginal surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery.

Why Choose Dr Kokum Jayasinghe

With every one of your visits at my clinic and all throughout your experiences working with me as your fertility specialist, you can always expect the following –

Expert Advice Supported by Years of Specialist Education & Training

With over 20 years of education and training in medicine – with specialisation in the field of gynaecologist and obstetrics – I provide highly informative and detailed information tailored for your circumstances, in a language that’s easy to understand and ensures you’re well-informed throughout your entire treatment journey.

Focus on Remedies to Enhance Natural Conception Wherever Possible

Many of my patients look for simple or surgical remedies to enhance their chances of natural conception – and the great news is, there are many cases where this is possible and can be achieved for a successful pregnancy. With all my treatments, I place a large focus on improving the chances of natural conception first, then assisted technologies thereafter.

Inclusive for Patients of All Backgrounds and Situations

Regardless of whether you’re a single woman looking to freeze her eggs, in a couple experiencing male and/or female factor infertility, in a same-sex relationship looking to grow a family, or any other unique situation, my team and I are 100% inclusive and welcoming, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for your circumstances.

Face-to-face and Personalised Care

Throughout your entire treatment experience, I’ll always be available to meet face-to-face and provide the high level of personalised care that you deserve – tailored specifically for your needs and unique situation. Whatever your reasons may be for seeking fertility treatment, you’ll be supported by myself and my leading team of fertility specialists throughout your entire journey.

Compassionate, Empathetic, and Supportive Service

By providing treatment built around compassion, empathy, and well-rounded support, I make sure that you feel valued as more than just a patient. I always take the time to hear your story and personally connect with you – even beyond your infertility or gynaecological issues. I’m here not just as your fertility specialist or gynaecologist, but someone who is here to help you feel happier, healthier, and experience a better quality of life – even after treatment and beyond.

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