Painful Sex »

… or any other significant changes in your health/behaviour

occurring during pregnancy.

Chronic pain is associated with conditions which are longer lasting, such as untreated pelvic inflammatory disease ( PID ) or Endometriosis.

Pain which only tends to occur during penetrative sex, or is aggravated by this, is experienced by as many as 15% of women. The general term used to describe this kind of pain is dyspareunia. It can be caused by quite superficial contact with the …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… improve with transplantation.  Erectile dysfunction will also occur in about 40% of those with chronic renal failure.

Psychological (psychogenic) causes of erectile dysfunction

Psychological factors on their own are estimated to be the cause of 20% of all the cases of erectile dysfunction and account for most of the difficulties in young men. They can also contribute towards its continuation in all age groups where physical causes are the main culprit, but the man’s …

What is Hepatitis C? »

… nausea and vomiting, and possibly abdominal pain. Some of these viruses can also cause long-term ( chronic ) problems.

What is Hepatitis C

This is sometimes known as Hep C or HCV the hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989. We still have a lot to learn about the virus and how to predict who will have long-term health problems. As with other hepatitis viruses, there is an acute stage of illness, but most people notice no symptoms. About 20% of people clear the virus completely from …

Treatment »

… increased.

Co-infection of viral hepatitis with HIV

When referring to people with HIV and chronic viral hepatitis, it is common to use the term “co-infection”.

Treatment

Once someone has is tested and diagnosed positive with Hepatitis C they will be referred to the specialist treatment services to be assessed for treatment.  There are two main Hepatitis treatment services in Lanarkshire. These are:

Hairmyres Hepatitis Service

Gastro Nurse Office – Ward 17

Hairmyres …

What is Hepatitis B? »

… nausea and vomiting, and possibly abdominal pain. Some of these viruses can also cause long-term ( chronic ) problems.

What is hepatitis B

This used to be called serum hepatitis and is sometimes called hepatitis B or HBV. Generally, hepatitis B initially makes you sicker than hepatitis A and it can sometimes take several months to get better. Only about a third of people get symptoms in the acute stage.

About 10% of people with hepatitis B are unable to clear the virus from their …

Vaccination and Treatment »

… you will have acquired life-long protection against the virus.

Treatment for people with chronic hepatitis B

If you have hepatitis B for more than six months you may benefit from treatment. You will need to see a specialist regularly to detect any damage to your liver. If your liver function test shows results your specialist is concerned about, you may be offered treatment for your hepatitis B.  In Lanarkshire, treatment for hepatitis B infection is usually co-ordinated through …

Your Prostate »

… respond to antibiotics and other medication. If this is not the case and the condition becomes chronic then longer courses of antibiotics/ other medications may be requires. Occasionally the prostate may be removed surgically (prostatectomy). This may lead to erectile dysfunction. This is discussed under sexual difficulties on this website.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the growth of the prostate caused by a Tumour. It is rare in men aged under 40 but becomes more …

Prostate Cancer »

… respond to antibiotics and other medication. If this is not the case and the condition becomes Chronic then the Prostate may eventually be removed surgically (prostatectomy). The results for sexual activity are the same as with any prostatectomy – Erectile Dysfunction that may be treatable as described elsewhere.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the growth of the Prostate caused by a Tumour . It is rare in men aged under 40 but becomes more common as age increases. …

Vaginal / Vulval Cancer »

… tends to occur in older women but is increasing in younger women. It most commonly causes a chronic itch, but various growths or ulcers of various colours that persist might also be present. These are usually found on the labia majora or labia minora. If you have discomfort or itch on the vulva or an ulcer on an irregular area that you are worried about, make an appointment to see a Doctor in your general practice or your local Sexual Health and reproductive Service clinic. To …