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:
Absent menstrual periods
Period suppression in girls with developmental delay or complex medical problems
Period and Pelvic pain
Genital infection or pain
Surgical diagnosis and treatment via laparoscopy
Medical management with medications
Intrauterine devices ie Mirena and Copper IUD
Birth control pills ie combined oral contraception
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Excess facial and body hair (hirsutism)
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.