Why I Love My Great GP

Hello, my name is Cindy. I live in the suburbs of Sydney with my family. Although I would occasionally visit the doctor when I was feeling too good or if one of the children had a cold. However, my whole view on doctors changed when I found a lump on breast last year. I went to my GP in a panic, but he was a real sweetie. He calmed me down and explained he would refer me for a further investigation. Thankfully, they caught my cancer early and after some treatment, I made a full recovery. Since this close call, I have taken a keen interest in everything health related.

Scenarios That Should Have You Seeking Your Gynaecologist for IVF Treatment


In-vitro fertilisation is a fertility procedure that has been around for decades but it is only recently that it has started being considered commonplace. In years past, IVF treatments were exorbitantly priced, making this procedure out of reach for a majority of the population. Moreover, since it was still considered a new form of fertility treatments, there were a good number of people with reservations regarding in-vitro fertilisation. IVF has steadily become a top option for individuals having a hard time conceiving. Read on for typical scenarios that should have you seeing your gynaecologist for IVF treatment.

Blocked tubes

Damaged fallopian tubes is an ailment that some women will develop at some point in their life. There is a myriad of reasons why a woman's fallopian tubes will be compromised. From fibroids to ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. Your gynaecologist will first investigate why you have developed blocked tubes. Once this is determined, the gynaecologist will determine if you have viable eggs to harvest. Once harvested, the eggs will be artificially fertilised and implanted into your uterus via in-vitro fertilisation.

Decreased ovarian reserve

Some women may experience limited ovarian reserves primarily due to being advanced in age. However, you could also be diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve if your reproductive system was exposed to trauma or if you were born with reproductive abnormalities. Your gynaecologist will first assess how low your ovarian reserve is. This step is followed by examining the quality of your eggs so that your gynaecologist can choose the best eggs ones than trying to increase the number of ovaries that you produce. Once the quality eggs have been extracted, your gynaecologist will remedy this fertility problem with in-vitro fertilisation.

PCOS and Endometriosis

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (typically referred to as PCOS) is a fertility issue that causes women to experience a hormonal imbalance. When your hormones are not balanced, it translates into irregular periods, which can make it challenging for women to know when they are ovulating. IVF helps in facilitating successful conception for these women. Endometriosis, on the other hand, is another fertility issue caused by the abnormal growth of the womb's lining at the exterior rather than the interior. Some women may suffer from tubal endometriosis, making it challenging for their eggs to move from the fallopian tube and subsequently into the uterus. Hence, women looking to conceive can have this condition mitigated by in-vitro fertilisation.


30 May 2019