Paediatric gynaecologist Perth

Paediatric Gynaecology
Paediatric gynaecology is an area that requires trust and an atmosphere of care and respect. As a young girl, your daughter deserves to see a specialist doctor in an environment that does not intimidate and instead feels reassuring and supportive. At woom, a Women’s Health hub in West Perth, we offer a wide range of paediatric gynaecology services.
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Paediatric gynaecology Perth

Which conditions do you treat
at woom
The conditions and treatments that fall under paediatric gynaecology cover a vast range of disorders:
We believe that as a girl or a young woman you deserve to be heard and supported in an atmosphere of respect.

An avalanche of information is available online and our specialist doctors will help your daughter filter through the information so she is empowered for the future.

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

Paediatric gynaecologist Perth

We are your fact-checkers with advanced professional training, so you can rest assured that we will listen to what you found online, and help you navigate the information with confidence.

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What is a normal period?

You may be worried about menstrual pain or heavy periods. Or, you might have been referred to a paediatric gynaecologist because your periods are irregular or absent. It is sometimes hard to clearly define what is ‘normal’ and if you have any concern, your GP can refer you to our specialist women’s health clinic in West Perth.

Painful, irregular and heavy periods are not unusual in the years after your first cycle (did you know it is called ‘menarche’?). Up to 40% of young girls will mention irregular periods throughout that first year. For some, it can continue for up to 4 years.

paediatric gynaecology perth
paediatric gynaecology perth

If you have those symptoms, it doesn’t mean that you just have to tolerate them. If you miss school or other activities, it can affect how you feel about your life and that is when it is a good idea to come and see a paediatric gynaecologist.

Dr Tamara Hunter - WOOM
Dr Tamara Hunter

Paediatric gynaecologist Perth

Whether it’s a matter of managing painful periods (and in case simple painkillers won’t help), or dealing with heavy or irregular periods, we look forward to helping you.

Paediatric gynaecology Perth

Is heavy period pain linked to
endometriosis ?

We know that it can take on average 7 to 10 years to diagnose endometriosis and that painful periods are one of the typical symptoms. So you may wonder if serious period pain in a 15-year-old girl means that she needs to be checked for endometriosis.

Most adolescents who present with painful periods have no underlying condition. Anti-inflammatory drugs are then often the recommended treatment, or alternatively hormonal suppression.

If that type of treatment fails, your gynaecologist may plan further evaluation. At least two-thirds of adolescent girls with chronic pelvic pain or painful periods (unresponsive to hormonal therapy or drugs) will be diagnosed with endometriosis.

The procedure used to diagnose endometriosis is a ‘diagnostic laparoscopy’.

Paediatric gynaecology Perth

Early or late puberty - When to
seek help?

Precocious puberty can affect your child’s confidence and wellbeing. In girls, precocious puberty is defined as the development of pubertal characteristics at the age of 8 or younger. It is recommended to see your paediatric gynaecologist and to seek advice if this is the case.

Delayed puberty is when girls do not show obvious development (pubic hair, breast development) by 12-14 years of age, or if there is a delay in the onset of menstruation after 16 years old.

It is also recommended to seek professional help if things seem out of order, for example having a period before breast development occurs.

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Do you treat Mullerian anomalies ?

At Woom, we can help you with all Mullerian anomalies from imperforate hymen, to septate vagina or uterus, right through to the uncommon MRKH – Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (or vaginal agenesis).

Your gynaecologist also manages Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in conjunction with other PAG, urology and endocrinology colleagues.

The reason why we welcome young girls to see a paediatric gynaecologist early is to identify any of these conditions as soon as possible. It may mean that no action is taken whilst a girl is pre-pubertal, but it definitely helps with planning future management or treatment.

At Woom, we work together as a multidisciplinary team. It means that you get access to a wide range of expertise in surgery, physiotherapy, psychology and endocrinology.

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paediatric gynaecology perth

Perth paediatric gynaecology

Contraception, Fertility and Gender
Counselling

Paediatric gynaecologist Perth

Doctors / Specialists at woom
available to help with paediatric gynaecology?

Tamara Hunter
Dr Tamara Hunter

Paediatric gynaecologist

Shital Julania
Dr Shital Julania

Paediatric gynaecologist

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