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Dilatation and curettage

Dilatation (also known as dilation) and curettage is a process which scrapes tissue from the inside of the womb, used to diagnose and treat conditions and after a miscarriage.

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix. It is one of a few cancers where screening can detect pre-cancerous lesions.

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Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a minor procedure to examine the health of a woman’s cervix. It may include a biopsy to examine tissue.

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Placenta praevia

Placenta praevia is a condition where the placenta is lying low and may cover the cervix. In some cases, a caesarean is necessary.

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Vaginal hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus and cervix through your vagina. It is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. Your symptoms should improve.

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Cervical cancer could be eradicated within 40 years

Australia could be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, thanks to the free HPV immunisation program and new Cervical Screening Test.

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Vaginal discharge

Every woman has some vaginal discharge. It's usually healthy and serves a purpose. Here's how to know what's normal, and what's a sign of infection.

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Vaginal and groin irritation and infection

Irritation around the sensitive skin of the groin or vagina can have many causes. Learn about this condition, and its treatment and prevention.

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common, however you should always contact your midwife or doctor immediately if it happens to you.

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Cervical screening test

Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.

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