Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Doctors Lisa and Sara speak with Dr Anne Connolly, a GP with a special in Gynaecology, trained hysteroscopist, and founding member of the Primary Care Women's Health Forum, where she just stepped down as chair in 2023. They speak about the importance of raising awareness about women’s health problems such as heavy menstrual bleeding, how underappreciated it can be, and the impact it can have on women’s lives. They then use cases to illustrate the assessment and management of heavy menstrual bleeding, making sure to touch on risk factors, concerning features and differentials.
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Primary care women’s health forum: https://pcwhf.co.uk/#
NICE NG88 Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Guidelines (May 2021): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng88
NICE guidelines for Red Flags for Gynaecological Cancers (Updated Dec 2021): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/Recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#gynaecological-cancers
Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/
Jo’s Trust for Cervical Cancer: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
The Eve Appeal: UK Charity funding research and raising awareness of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal: https://eveappeal.org.uk/
Go Girls: UK Charity Supporting Women with gynaecological cancers: https://www.gogirlssupport.org/
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