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Mt Gravatt Medical Precinct:
(07) 3540 9960

Adolescent Gynaecology

For some girls, transitioning into puberty may be a challenging and an awkward time of their life. Besides this there are some anatomical conditions that only become obvious only after puberty or adolescent years. Dr Musa understands that young girls may find this phase of life difficult and can find consultations a bit hard.

Adolescent gynaecology is  an area in which specific knowledge and expertise is required to ensure that patients achieve the best outcome.

Gynaecological problems in adolescents are common, and although serious pathology is rare, distress can be significant.

Adolescent girls are under greater pressure than ever before,and symptoms like painful periods may have a significant impact on schooling and examination performance.

Careful and sympathetic assessment is crucial, and simple treatment remedies may be all that is required.

However, complex and rare medical conditions can also occur and must not be missed. Some congenital disorders present for the first time in adolescence. Early detection and appropriate treatment will ensure the best possible outcomes in terms of sexual function and potential fertility.

Dr Musa offers a vast variety of investigations and treatment solutions for the following (but not limited to) Gynaecological challenges which may be encountered in this age group:

Menstrual Irregularities 
Heavy bleeding 
Absent menstrual periods 
Irregular bleeding  
Period suppression in girls with developmental delay or complex medical problems 
Period and Pelvic pain 
Genital infection or pain
Ovarian cysts 

Endometriosis 

Surgical diagnosis and treatment via laparoscopy  
Medical management with medications  

Contraception 

Depo-Provera 
Implanon 
Intrauterine devices ie Mirena and Copper IUD 
Birth control pills ie combined oral contraception 

Endocrine problems 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)  
Excess facial and body hair (hirsutism) 
Acne 

Genital anomalies 

Surgical management of Imperforate hymen 
External genital anomalies- Vulva cyst/Warts, Labial Adhesion 

Dr Musa refers complex cases to the the Queensland State-wide Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Service. Some examples of the complex cases that are referred are listed below. 

Congenital surgical problems and mullerian anomalies 
Gynaecological and obstetric management if born with complex congenital conditions, for example bladder extrophy and cloacal repairs 
Disorders of sexual development 
Surgery for vaginal reconstruction and vaginal dilatation 

Dr Musa’s patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define her medical practice. She is determined to help her patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions. 

For appointments call Mt Gravatt Medical Precinct (07) 3540 9960