Fembryo Fertility & Gynaecology Clinic

Gynaecology

Fembryo Clinic is female health-focused and passionate about guiding our patients through all the phases of their lives.

Fembryo Fertility and Gynaecology Clinic – Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth

General gynaecological screening and investigations are offered at Fembryo.

This would include a breast examination, pap smear, and pelvic ultrasound. The causes for problems such as irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, and heavy menstruation may be diagnosed and treated. The consultation is also a good time to discuss contraception, hormone-replacement as well as the need for general screening for well-being such as a mammogram or bone-density scan.

Annual examinations are performed in a peaceful, friendly and dignified setting with patient privacy, thorough history taking and examination being the cornerstone of who we are as clinicians – taking hands with women to improve their short, medium and long term health.

After a complete history taking, a general systemic examination will be performed, with focus on the gynaecological anatomy and related pathologies.

Although time is our eternal master in a busy practice, we invite patients to discuss gynaecological problems with us in such a way that our patients may leave our Clinic with a clear understanding of their health issues and treatment plan. Where necessary, referral back to her General Practitioner will be advised for follow up of non gynaecological conditions.

Dr. Wendy Sieg Discusses ways that Fembryo Fertility and Gynaecology Clinic supports and treats women through various phases of their lives.

Specialised Gynaecological Issues

Fertility

Fembryo Fertility Clinic specialises in the treatment of all facets of reproductive medicine, including the management of infertility and reproductive failure.

PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endocrine abnormalities are problems with hormones that can happen during a woman’s reproductive years.

Endometriosis

A painful condition that impacts women throughout the reproductive years. Endoscopic surgery by an endometriosis expert can be life-changing.

Weight Loss

An individualised approach is taken  to ensure that underlying conditions are diagnosed and medication may be prescribed to assist in weight loss.

Adolescence/Puberty

  • Adolescent Health And Puberty
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Developmental abnormalities

Adolescents may have some concerns regarding early or late puberty, irregular or heavy menstrual cycles, and skin issues. All of these concerns may be discussed with the clinician and interventions may be agreed upon.

Contraception

Types of contraception available:

  • caps or diaphragms
  • combined pill
  • condoms
  • contraceptive implant
  • contraceptive injection
  • contraceptive patch
  • female condoms
  • IUD (intrauterine device or coil)
  • IUS (intrauterine system or hormonal coil)
  • natural family planning (fertility awareness)
  • progestogen-only pill
  • vaginal ring

There are 2 permanent methods of contraception:

  • female sterilisation
  • male sterilisation (vasectomy)

The advantages and disadvantages will be discussed with the individual in the consultation. There are some conditions that may result in the contra-indication of some of these contraceptive options. Each patient and her needs and risks will be considered when prescribing contraception.

Menopause

All women will go through menopause at some stage usually between the ages of 45 and 50. Menopause is not an illness and does not require treatment. We do however treat the symptoms of menopause with hormone therapy – usually a cream, a patch or a pill. Early menopause will be treated with hormonal support until the average age of menopause is reached. This is for general well-being, to preserve bone density amongst other reasons.