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Community Specialist Clinics1st Floor 7 Ching Way ChingfordLondonGreater London, E4 8YDTel: 020 8430 7675
We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment, including education and information to promote self care for all women 18 years or above with menstrual problems (including menhorragia), pelvic pain and superficial dyspareunia.
This specialist service also carries out smear tests for women who are very anxious or who find smears very painful.Facilities are available for routine investigations and procedures like coil insertion/removal, cervical polypectomies, insertion of pessaries and vulval and pipelle biopsies.
Currently the indications managed include menstrual disorders, urogynaecological conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, pelvic pain
Patients requiring USS will be referred on to Lakeside Medical Diagnostics in Waltham Forest or to Whipps Cross Hospital
There are 2 types of scans:
This is used to look at a woman's reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and cervix across or through the vagina.There are no known harmful effects of transvaginal ultrasound on humans. Unlike traditional x-rays, there is no radiation exposure with this test.
Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen. An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures to create a picture. A computer receives these reflected waves and uses them to create a picture. Unlike with x-rays or CT scans, there is no ionizing radiation exposure with this test .
Referrals to CSC Gynaecology Clinics
REFFERALS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE:
REFERRALS FOR THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:
· Patients not registered with a Waltham Forest GP
· Children (under the age of 18)
· Suspected cancers
· IVF treatment, patients requiring fertility treatments
· Termination of pregnancy
All our clinics are directly bookable through the NHS e-referral system.
If you are having difficulty in using the NHS e-referral please email your referral form to : firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect from your gynaecology appointment
Your first appointment in the clinic will be 20 minutes long. During your appointment the consultant will ask you a number of questions. This will include history of your current problem. For example how long it has been going on, what the symptoms are and when you believe it started. The consultant will also ask you about your past medical history and any current medication you are taking. He will also ask if there is any history of gynaecological problems in your family.
The consultant will then ask your permission to examine you. This may include: