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Dr Nora

 Consultations in all aspects of medicine incl.
  • Facial Cosmetics,
      anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
  • Family Planning,
      sexual health, coil and implant insertions
  • Minor surgery,
      skin cancer checks & removals
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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Posts tagged “womens health”

Instagram Model Gets Her First Lip Filler Treatment | Gold Coast 💋

Taylor’s lips look amazing! She came into clinic a little bit nervous with it being her first time. Opting for nice voluminous juicy lips, I’m sure you can agree that’s exactly what she got.

Be sure to follow on her progress on Instagram @taylormikelat

This video demonstrates two injecting methods, linear threading and vertical lines.

- Linear threading injects along the lips to give definition and volume. It’s also noted as one of the more comfortable injecting techniques for patients.

- Vertical lines are used to make the lips more plump and if desired giving a more pouty look.

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: drnora.com

Note: This video was taken with the patient’s consent.

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Women’s Sexual Health | The Mirena and Copper Coil IUDs Long Term Birth Control

Did you know that I also have F. S. R. H. in the title of my name? Well, that stands for having a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, meaning that I specialise in sexual health and family planning.

In this series I will take you through the different contraception or birth control options that are available to you. Ranging from the short time options, to the long term, the hormonal and the non-hormonal options.

Today I’ll be talking about two long term acting contraceptives which can be used whether or not you’ve had children, are reversible and require one treatment only. The first of which is the intrauterine system (IUS), which in Australia is available as the Mirena. The second is the intrauterine device (IUD), known more commonly as the Copper Coil.

Both these treatments are reversible and can be over 99% effective for birth control, but please note they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

The main difference between these two is the Mirena (IUS) contains the hormones, whilst the Copper Coil (IUD) uses copper.

WHAT ARE HORMONES?

Hormones are used to regulate physiology and behaviour, and the one used by the Mirena is a synthetic hormone for a chemical that is released locally in the womb for birth control.

MIRENA (IUS)

The IUS is a small flexible plastic T. shaped device that fits inside the womb of a lady. It has a cylinder at the bottom which releases a steady amount of hormone every day over a period of up to five years. In Australia, it is available as the Mirena, but in other countries you can find other brands such as Skyla, Jaydess, Liletta, Kyleena as well as the Mirena.

It works by changing the mucus in the cervix making it harder for sperm to move through.

It thins the womb lining, making your periods lighter and reducing the likelihood of the womb accepting a fertilised egg.

It also inhibits sperm from reaching or fertilising your egg.

For women going through their menopause, the Mirena is progestin-releasing which can support Hormone Replacement Therapy.

COPPER COIL (IUD)

An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that’s inserted into your womb (uterus) by a specially trained doctor or nurse.

The IUD works by stopping the sperm and egg from surviving in the womb or fallopian tubes. It may also prevent a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb.

In Australia it’s available as Multiload or Copper T. With Multiload working for up to 5 years and Copper T working up to 10 years.

DIFFERENCES

The main difference between the two is that the Mirena uses a synthetic hormone which can lead to lighter and less painful periods. However, some women do experience adverse side-effects such as headaches, acne and breast tenderness, this can reduce over the first few months depending on your body. The Copper Coil works without hormones so there are less side-effects, however it does often lead to heavier and painful periods especially for the first few months.

TREATMENT

The treatment time takes between 10-20 minutes, it can be uncomfortable. So it is very important to take pain relief such as paracetamol and an anti-inflammatory 30 minutes to an hour beforehand.

As with all invasive treatments, there are risks involved.

- One in 1,000 insertions can perforate the womb, which can cause pain in the lower abdomen or at worst a trip to the hospital for surgery.

- One in 200 times the device may fall out, most likely to happen soon after it’s fitted.

- There is a small risk of getting an infection

PRACTITIONERS

It’s really important that you see an appropriately trained medical practitioner.

At the higher end you can see a Gynaecologist who is a doctor that focuses on women’s reproductive health.

You can also see a Specialist General Practitioner, you can identify one usually by looking for titles in their name (for example, DFSRH means they’d have a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health), alternatively you can ask for accreditation.

Specialist Nurses with additional training and accreditation can also perform the treatment.

Please ensure that you seek an accredited medical practitioner, as this is not a routine procedure.

“Few Australian General Practitioners are trained to insert IUDs”[1], so please make sure you choose carefully.

[1] RACGP Course 90415 – Intrauterine Device Training in General Practice.

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Lip filler treatment with a first time patient looking to get a boost in her upper lip.
The technique performed in the demonstration is linear threading, which I find provides the most comfort for patients.
The lip filler product used in this episode...

Lip filler treatment with a first time patient looking to get a boost in her upper lip.

The technique performed in the demonstration is linear threading, which I find provides the most comfort for patients.

The lip filler product used in this episode is from a UK based brand. In Australia I personally use the other two major brands.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
You can view the video where I demonstrate the treatment or arrange to drop by my clinic at drnora.com

Note: The photos were taken with the patient’s consent. The lighting conditions and patient’s pose in the before and after photos were taken in as close as possible conditions. The only photo alterations made were to crop and place the images side by side and add a watermark. There is a demonstration video available at https://youtu.be/efX45a7Xalo

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Lip filler treatment with an experienced patient looking to get her yearly top up for big lips.
The technique performed in the demonstration is linear threading, which I find provides the most comfort for patients.
The lip filler product used is from...

Lip filler treatment with an experienced patient looking to get her yearly top up for big lips.

The technique performed in the demonstration is linear threading, which I find provides the most comfort for patients.

The lip filler product used is from a UK based brand. In Australia I personally use the other two major brands.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
You can view the video where I demonstrate the treatment or arrange to drop by my clinic at drnora.com

Note: The photos were taken with the patient’s consent. The lighting conditions and patient’s pose in the before and after photos were taken in as close as possible conditions. The only photo alterations made were to crop and place the images side by side and add a watermark. There is a demonstration video available at https://youtu.be/vluE3f25gTI

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cervical Screening Update 2017 | Women’s Health Series

In this episode of Dr Nora, I take you through the changes occurring to Cervical Screening from December 2017 as discussed at a recent Women’s Health Update Event I attended at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.

Currently Australia’s Medicare provides cervical cancer screening via a Pap Smear test for women aged between 18-69, every 2 years, once they have become sexually active.

From December 2017, Medicare will be moving towards a more internationally recognised liquid-based cytology approach. The test will not feel any different, but will reduce the number of inadequate tests and the wait time for results.

As these new tests are more efficient, women will now be screened from the ages of 25-74, every 5 years.

In the meantime please note that it is very important for women to continue to participate in the current two yearly Pap test program to ensure they are not at risk of developing cervical cancer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment, or book an appointment for a consultation.