Womens Health

Women’s Health

Bayside Family Medical specialise in Women’s Health services. We provide a range of preventative health and wellbeing services across all age ranges, from cancer screening, reproductive health to diabetes and chronic disease assessment.

Reproductive and Sexual Health

Bayside Family Medical provides reproductive and sexual health services. This includes various contraceptive options that suit your lifestyle and medical needs, such as the pill (contraceptive pill) and injectable contraception (progestogen) options.

For longer term contraceptive options, we also are specialists in hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) like Mirena, which is a small ‘T-shaped’ plastic device. Mirena is effective for up to five years, and is also useful in reducing heavy periods.

We recommend a consultation in the first instance to discuss the options that are right for you, which will also be assessed against any current or ongoing health concerns. Speak to our friendly team today for more information on 03 9583 1630.

For sexual health, our specialists provide screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Common STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilisgenital herpeshepatitis B, and HIV. If left untreated, STIs can have long lasting consequences such as preventing the ability to have children. STI screening is simple and easy. Please consider a sexual health screening appointment today

Breast cancer screening

Breast cancer screening is an important part of women’s health and it is vital for early detection of breast cancer. Age is the biggest risk factor in developing breast cancer.  Around 75% of all breast cancers occur in women aged 50 years and above, so it is highly recommended to commence regular breast screening from the age of 50. However, those with a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to consider commencing screening earlier (from the age of 40).

Bayside Family Medical are committed to providing comfortable and discrete service by our health care specialists. If you have any concerns or if someone in your family has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, please call us to book in for a breast cancer screening. Our healthcare experts will be able to assess your medical history and advise whether screening is right for you.

Cervical Screening

At Bayside  Family Medical, we offer cervical screening test (CST) for patients from the age of 25. A CST checks the health of your cervix, and the procedure is similar to a Pap smear test. For this test, our specialist GP takes a sample of cells from the cervix which looks for evidence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a common infection, but if it is left untreated it can cause cell changes that can lead to several types of cancer. However, if no HPV is detected, then you will only need to retest every five years.

Whilst testing is recommended from the age of 25 and is due two years after your last Pap test. If you are under 25 and have concerns, speak to your GP at Bayside Family Medical at your next regular check up to discuss whether cervical screening is right for you. Contact us today!

Family Planning

At Bayside Family Medical, our friendly team are here to support you through the journey of starting your family, With family planning service, our specialist GP will walk you through the process, understanding your health history, and providing you with the appropriate resources to help you throughout the journey.

During planning we will discuss options on when to have children, the use of birth control and other techniques to implement such plans. It’s important to consider the many factors that could affect fertility and conception, such as underlying health issues and age. Our specialist GP doctors can discuss your individual pregnancy needs or fertility issues.

Antenatal (Pregnancy) Care

We offer Antenatal care for expecting mothers. We recommend that mothers-to-be organise their first antenatal visit prior to their 10-week milestone in their pregnancy, so that we can help make appropriate arrangements for necessary tests. Our specialist GPs provide physical examinations, screening tests and lifestyle advice for mothers who are experiencing an uncomplicated pregnancy.

For more advice or questions, please contact our friendly team at Bayside Family Medical on 03 9583 1630

Breastfeeding and Postnatal Care

Breastfeeding can be challenging for many new mothers. If you are experiencing any difficulties with breastfeeding, our doctors are happy to help. Breastfeeding plays an important role in your child’s development, and the World Health Organisation strongly recommend that babies are breastfed for the first six months, and continue to breast feed for two years or longer, substituting nutritious foods around 6 months of age.

Pelvic Floor Health

The pelvic floor muscles span the bottom of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus and bowel. Weakening of the pelvic floor can occur after pregnancy, obesity, childbirth, prostate cancer treatment. Pelvic floor exercises improve the strength of the muscles which provides a range of health benefits.

Our team at Bayside Family Medical are here to help. If you are experiencing any issues such as poor bladder control, prolapse, leakage when exercising or pain in the pelvic region, our GPs will be able to assist. We provide a range of treatment options and tests which can provide you with the right advice and support.

Menopause

At Bayside Family Medical, our team provides support for women going through menopause. Typically, menopause occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. During this time you may notice a range of symptoms including: hot flushes, night sweats, aches and pains, itching sensations, forgetfulness, headaches, irritability, reduced libido, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, frequent urination, discomfort with sexual intercourse.

Our specialist GPs will be able to provide you consultation and advice for managing menopause symptoms and its effect on your lifestyle. Our team will guide you on healthy living, menopause hormone therapy / MHT (formerly called hormone replacement therapy) or, where appropriate, prescription medications that can help relieve menopausal symptoms.

Weight Loss

At Bayside  Family Medical, our team is committed to walk with you through the journey of achieving your weight loss goals. We offer consultation to review your current habits, physical health, lifestyle, and hereditary conditions in order to develop a plan to overcome any challenges stopping you from getting to your ideal weight.

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Please contact our friendly team today to assist with your women’s health needs.