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Women's Health

Many health problems are only experienced by women, and Doctors and experts at Medical Specialists' understand the importance of these issues and the effects they can have on women's health.

Medical Specialists' provides a wide range of treatments for Female Contraception, Female Hair Loss, Acne and a range of Female Sexual Health problems which many find embarrassing to discuss face to face with a doctor.

You can benefit from our reliable, discreet and private service from the comfort of your home and be rest assured that your information will not be passed on to any third party.

Female Contraception

Oral pills are the most common form of female contraception used by almost 3.5 million women throughout the UK. These hormonal methods of birth control use hormones to regulate or stop ovulation and prevent pregnancy.

Combined oral contraceptives ("the pill"). Combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) contain different combinations of the synthetic estrogens and progestins and are given to interfere with ovulation. Use of COC pills is not recommended for women who smoke tobacco and are more than 35 years old or for any woman who has high blood pressure, a history of blood clots, or a history of breast, liver, or endometrial cancer.

Progestin-only pills (POPs) or Mini Pills. Progestin-only pills may interfere with ovulation or with sperm function. POPs thicken cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to swim into the uterus or to enter the fallopian tube. These hormones do not appear to be associated with an increased risk of blood clots and are ideal for women breast feeding or who smoke tobacco.

Marvelon

Marvelon

Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill also known as ‘the Pill’, which stops you getting pregnant. This low-dose contraceptive contains two types of female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. Marvelon is a 21-day pill – you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills. This COC is also idea for patients who are on Dianette and now wish to change to another COC pill.

Price: £8.39

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Cerazette

Cerazette is a progestogen-only-pill (POP), or a mini-pill and contains a small amount of a synthetic progestogen called desogestrel. Progestogen-only contraception is increasingly popular. Women may be worried about the health risks of the combined oral contraceptive pill; in addition, more women are postponing pregnancy, so there are more women for whom oestrogen is contraindicated but who still need contraception.

Price: £8.85

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Yasmin

Yasmin

Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill used to prevent pregnancy. Each tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. One tablet is taken every day for 21 days and you then have a seven day break from pill-taking. Yasmin is also ideal for patients who have been taking Dianette and now wish to change to another low dose COC.

Price: £19.15

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Zoely

Zoely

Zoely is unique from other contraceptive pills as it contains a synthetically produced oestrogen identical to natural human 17β estradiol (E2); and 2.5mg nomegestrol acetate (NOMAC). Zoely is a combined oral contraceptive pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce side effects such as acne[2] that can be experienced with other birth control pills. It is the anti-androgen that blocks testosterone, therefore making Zoely beneficial for women who suffer with frequent acne. Zoely does not raise LDL cholesterol and triglycerides as other contraceptive pills can.

Price: £7.43

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Levonelle

Levonelle 1500 (Morning after pill)

Levonelle 1500, also known as the 'Morning after pill' is an emergency contraception pill which can be taken if you have had unprotected sex or you are worried about having had a contraception mishap. There is one tablet, which should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, preferably within 12 hours and no later than 72 hours.

Price: £22.50

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Condoms

Medical Specialists' stock a wide range of condoms carefully chosen by our market research team. We have also teamed up with some condom manufactures to offer our visitors more diversity and choice.


Pregnancy Tests

Clearblue Digital

Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test

With the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test there is no need to interpret the lines. Its advanced digital display tells you in words whether you are pregnant or not.

Price: £11.99


Clearblue Plus

Clearblue Plus Pregnancy Test

Easier to use than ever before, the new Clearblue Plus Pregnancy Test gives you results in just 3 minutes and the confidence that your results are accurate.

Price: £8.75


Acne

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Acne is a very common skin disorder which usually affects the face, but may also affect the back, neck, and chest. It is estimated that 9 in 10 teenagers develop some degree of acne, with 30% having it bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Our Doctors are able to prescribe very effective acne treatments (e.g. Dianette, Retin-A and a non hormonal therapy) to suitable patients.


Female Hair Loss

Approximately 40% of women experience some sort of hair loss at some time in their life. Medical Specialists are one of the pioneers in female hair loss treatment in the UK, and have been treating female hair loss since 1980 with privately prescribed medication. Medical Specialists have always had qualified Trichologists and Doctors, supplying the best possible treatments with significant visible results, and below is a list of the latest treatments that are available online for the treatment of female hair loss to help you overcome any embarrassment this may cause.

Dianette

Our Doctors can prescribe oral medication for the treatment of female hair loss which is very effective. Treatments start from as little as £9.99 a month.

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These medications treat female pattern baldness (thinning to the top of the scalp), but not Alopecia Areata (AA). AA is where the patient's hair falls out leaving a smooth round bald patch of skin. Regaine for women is a better treatment for AA[4]. See below for Regaine treatment.

Hair loss which is evenly distributed across the scalp is called chronic telogen effluvium (CTE). Research has established a link between hair loss (CTE) and low serum ferritin values.[1,2]

To stop this hair loss, ferritin levels need to be increased quickly and 72mg of iron is needed for up to 6 months. For a significant number of women, this level of iron intake will not stop the hair loss unless they also take L-lysine plus Vitamin C and B12 to aid absorption of iron. Florisene has been specially developed to provide these nutrients at the specific level, which will overcome this type of hair loss problem. See below for Florisene treatment.

We strongly recommend the addition of Florisene with any hair loss treatment.


Regaine for women

Regaine for Women

Regaine for Women is specially formulated topical lotion for female hair loss, containing active ingredient Minoxidil – the only clinically proven treatment applied direct to the scalp to treat women’s thinning hair. Also works in Alopecia Areata.[4]

Treatment from as little as £19.37 per month

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Florisene

General thinning of the hair is a major worry to many women. This type of hair loss can take long time to develop and cannot be corrected overnight. Florisene® has been formulated by a leading UK Trichologist to provide certain essential nutrients to help maximise hair growth in women with this type of hair loss. Florisene® is especially recommended for women who have reduced hair volume (compared with several years ago) or who have recently noticed hair shedding as seen by more hairs in the brush, comb or when shampooing.

We strongly recommend the addition of Florisene with any hair loss treatment.

Price: £15.95 per pack - also available in triple pack for only £36.95

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Female Facial Hair

Vaniqa Cream

Vaniqa Cream

Vaniqa is a prescription medication that works in the hair follicle to reduce unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), it is not a hair removal cream. Vaniqa works during the growth stage of the hair cycle by interfering with an enzyme in the follicle necessary for hair to grow. This results in slower growth and improved appearance where Vaniqa is applied. Improvement in the condition occurs gradually. Don’t be discouraged if you see no immediate improvement, this may be seen as early as 4-8 weeks of treatment.

Price: £84.85 per 60mg tube

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Female Sexual Health

Only you can take care of your sexual health by ensuring your body remains healthy. To do this, you must have the regular check-ups that your GP suggests. Some things you might not feel happy to discuss face to face or are too embarrassed. The Doctors at Medical Specialists offer a confidential service via our online consultation process, which is quick and easy.

If you care about your sexual health, you’re in the right place. There’s no need to feel embarrassed or shy about a sexual health issue.

Canesten Oral and Cream Duo

Canesten Oral & Cream Duo (Thrush)

Canesten Oral & Cream Duo is a convenient pack containing two effective treatments for thrush - a single, fast-acting Canesten Oral capsule containing Fluconazole, to help clear the infection and a handy tube of Canesten 2% thrush cream to immediately cool the external symptoms.

Canesten Oral and Cream Prices

 


Diflucan

Diflucan (Thrush)

Diflucan (Fluconazole) is an anti fungal medicine prescribed as a single dose for vaginal thrush. You can take it at any time of day, either before or after a meal.

Thrush Treatment Prices

 


Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim (Cystitis)

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic treatment for cystitis and urinary tract infections.

Trimethoprim Cystitis Treatment Prices

Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, and it is the most common STI in the UK. It affects both sexes, although young women are most at risk. Around 70-80% of women with Chlamydia don't notice any symptoms. We provide Chlamydia test kits and tablets through our online consultation process.

Chlamydia Treatment Prices



Herpes

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus. It causes painful blisters on the genitals and the surrounding areas. Our Doctors are able to prescribe topical creams and tablets to suitable patients.

Herpes Treatment Prices

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We only supply genuine UK products. All medication is dispatched after a Doctor's careful review of the medical questionnaire, which has been filled in by the patient online.

It is prohibited to accept returns of prescription medication - we therefore cannot accept returns or refunds - please be sure that the medication you order is what you actually want / need by discussing with your own Doctor / Physician.

It is always advisable for the patient to see a qualified Doctor, and at Medical Specialists we have all the staff trained to deal with your problems. Should you wish to speak to a Consultant, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

 

References:

1. Rushton D H. (1993) "Investigating and managing hair loss in apparently healthy women." Canadian Journal of Dermatology 5; 455-461.
2. Rushton D H. (1993) "Management of hair loss in women" cited in: Dermatologic Therapy, Maddin S. et al., Philadelphia USA; 47-53. PMID 8435917
3. Rathnayake D, Sinclair R. (2010) "Use of spironolactone in dermatology." Skinmed. 8(6):328-32. PMID 21413648
4. Fiedler-Weiss VC. (1987) "Topical minoxidil solution (1% and 5%) in the treatment of alopecia areata.." J Am Acad Dermatol. 16(3 Pt 2):745-8.
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