Menstrual Clinic

Abnormal bleeding is described by having heavy, painful or irregular periods. It may also be bleeding between periods or after sexual intercourse. After the menopause bleeding is abnormal when it is not associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

At St John & St Elizabeth Hospital we have developed a one stop clinic, run by a Consultant gynaecoloist where examination, scanning and treatment are offered at the same and first appointment.

Menstrual clinic

20% of pre-menstrual women suffer form painful, irregular or heavy periods but do not realise that in most cases, they can be helped to improve the quality of their lives without surgery.

5% of women who are post menopausal expect to have difficulties and do nothing to alleviate their suffering.

There are many causes for abnormal bleeding which include:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Cervical polyps
  • Pelvic inflammation
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis

In some cases no cause for the abnormal bleeding is found.

One stop menstruation clinic

At St John & St Elizabeth Hospital we have developed a one stop clinic, run by a consultant gynaecoloist where examination, scanning and treatment are offered at the same and first appointment. This minimises costs and provides patients with fast diagnosis and treatment options.

At the clinic appointment the consultant takes a detailed and thorough medical history followed by an internal examination.

Many patients will have a blood test for anaemia and to test for an underactive thyroid.

Following the examination the consultant will undertake a vaginal ultrasound scan to:

  • Determine any disturbance to the lining of the womb
  • Check the size of the ovaries
  • As part of the investigation the consultant may undertake a fluid assisted scan (sonohysterography) to determine a clear picture of the problems.


Diagnosis will determine the likely treatment options. In many cases this can include:

  • Medical therapy (tablets)
  • Hormone coil
  • Thermoablation

Only when the above have been excluded will surgery be considered.

The clinic offers all of this at the first appointment.

Opening hours

Our services are available 6 days a week with gynaecology specialists available every day. Your specific complaint may require you to be allocated to a specific clinic but appointments are available within 24 hours.

Wellwoman Clinic

The Wellwoman Clinic is a specialist centre offering assessment and treatment of gynaecological conditions. We treat women of all ages, prioritising patient needs and comfort throughout their treatment.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4098.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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