Gynaecology issues affect, or result from a problem with, a woman’s reproductive system
Bendigo Health Women’s and Children’s Centre is a specialist facility serving all of the Loddon Mallee region for gynaecology problems. Gynaecology issues include problems such as period (menstrual) pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding after menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic pain, infertility, or pelvic floor problems causing incontinence or prolapse and the insertion and removal of long-acting forms of contraception.
Our Women's Clinics holds gynaecology clinics including the Gyneacology Clinic, Coloscopy Clinic, Family Planning Clinic, Choices Clinic, Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) and Cervical Screening Service.
For more information about our Women's Clinics please click here.
Diagnosis, treatment, advice and information for gynaecology problems. Depending on the condition, treatment might vary from lifestyle modifications to physiotherapy exercises to conservative medical management to surgery.
The length of stay after your surgery will depend on the nature of the surgery performed. A minor procedure may only require a day stay while more extensive surgery may require a 2-3 day stay in one of the Bendigo Health ward areas.
Discharge time at the Bendigo health is 10am so please arrange to be collected at this time. If you are unable to be taken home at this time, you may be asked to wait in the patient lounge as we arrange accommodation of new admissions. Often it is helpful to take most items and flowers home the night before discharge so that you can concentrate on yourself in the morning.
Before you leave the hospital, make sure you have:
Some women will also be given a letter for their GP.
The time it takes to recover from a major operation is different for each person. Following major surgery it may take between six and eight weeks to recover.
Vaginal bleeding will continue for five to ten days and there will be spotting for up to six weeks after the operation. Use pads and not tampons. If the bleeding continues or gets heavier and becomes like a normal heavy period, you should either go to your local doctor or attend your local emergency department. You should also see a doctor if you have offensive smelling discharge.
In the event of an emergency
If you require urgent attention after discharge you should contact your local doctor or present to your closest Emergency Department.
In the event of an emergency call 000 immediately for ambulance care.
The Royal Women’s Hospital has developed a wide range of health information to help women of all ages understand their health issues and their treatment options, and to help you consider your health and wellbeing now and into the future.
Our health information is developed in partnership with health professionals, women and their families. For more information click here.
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