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Gynaecological problems 

Gynaecological problems
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Gynaecological problems
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Rajesh Varma

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199546589.003.0021
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date: 25 August 2019

Chapter 21 discusses gynaecological problems, and how the upper and lower female genital tract undergoes age-related changes that increase the risk of symptomatic dysfunction. ‘Benign’ conditions such as urinary incontinence and genital tract prolapse are common. However, primary care practitioners should be vigilant for genital tract malignancy that can be underlying in such conditions or even present insidiously as minimal postmenopausal bleeding, abdominal discomfort and increasing abdominal size.

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