Obstetrics and gynaecology

About obstetrics and gynaecology

Life Healthcare obstetrics services specifically care for women during pregnancy and childbirth, while our gynaecologists care for women throughout their life – from youth to menopause. Both specialists work together to keep a woman’s reproductive system healthy.

Some conditions that gynaecologists may treat or diagnose include:

Ovarian cysts

These are small fluid-filled sacs that form on the ovaries. They may or may not be a cause for concern, depending on your doctor’s diagnosis.

Pelvic pain

This is a dull ache or pressure usually felt near the lower abdomen, genitals and surrounding areas. It’s usually a symptom of various conditions.


This is a disorder where tissue grows outside the uterus, forming on the ovaries, bowel and tissue lining the pelvis. It’s a chronic inflammatory condition that may negatively affect your quality of life and fertility.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where a hormonal imbalance disrupts a woman’s normal reproductive processes as well as overall health and physical appearance. This may cause cysts in the ovaries, metabolic changes, a high level of male hormones and irregular or skipped menstrual periods. 

Uterine fibroids

Abnormal growths, usually non-cancerous, form in the uterus. This may cause heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain.

Our Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services