Hormone disorders

The Hormone Disorders Clinic provides assessment and management of endocrine (hormone) disorders that affect fertility and the female reproductive system. 

These conditions include polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders and hypothalamic disorders.  Excess body weight, and its effect upon fertility and the female reproductive system, is also treated in this clinic. If your doctor suspects you have one of these conditions, a referral can be made to the clinic where you will be assessed and treated.

Health issues treated

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, hypothalamic disorders, and excess weight.

What we do

At the clinic, we will measure the levels of hormones in your blood to check how well your endocrine system is working. We will also assess your fertility which might include testing whether you are producing an egg (ovulating) every month or performing an ultrasound to check if you have any fibroids, cysts or polyps.

We will then work with you to treat an endocrine disorder and manage the symptoms of the disorder. We might also assist with starting your ovulation. We also work with some consumers on a lifestyle assessment and weight management strategy to reduce the impact of excess weight on fertility.

Information for patients

Your first appointment

After you have been referred to the clinic by a doctor, you will receive a letter from the Women’s with an appointment time and date. The clinic is held on Thursday mornings.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, or need to change the time, please call to make a cancellation and re-book. You can also email a cancellation.

Treatment options

After your initial consultation you will meet with a nurse from our Reproductive Services Clinic who will talk to you about tailored treatment options.

Referrals

You will need a GP referral to this clinic. A referral is valid for 12 months.

What to bring

  • The letter sent to confirm this appointment
  • Any pathology tests or imaging such as ultrasound or MRI that would be relevant to this visit
  • Your Medicare card, Health Care Card and/or Pension Card
  • Health Insurance Card (if you have one)
  • Details of any current medication
  • Photo identification (Australian driver’s licence or Passport)
  • Supporting documentation if you are an asylum seeker

 


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