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  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
Women's Health Clinic

Find out more on our services for women’s health at our women’s health clinic by clicking on any of the link below:

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Menstrual Period Delay

Norethisterone is a medicine which can be taken to delay your period. It works in a similar way to the naturally occurring hormone progesterone and can delay your period for up to 17 days, or until you stop taking the tablets.

While you’re taking the tablets, your period will be delayed, but once you stop taking them, it should start within three days.
To access our private clinic for the supply of medication to delay period, please click on the link below to complete a risk assessment form.

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs more often in woman than men because women have short urethras that allow relatively easy passage of bacteria into the bladder.

Urinary tract infections can cause one or more of the following symptoms:

  •  Unusually frequent urination
  •  An intense urge to urinate
  •  Pain, discomfort or a burning sensation during urination
  •  Pain, pressure or tenderness in the area of the bladder.
  •  Urine that looks cloudy, or smells foul or unusually strong.
  •  Fever, with or without chills
  •  Nausea and vomiting
  •  Pain in the side or mid-to-upper back
  •  Waking from sleep to pass urine

We offer antibiotics for the treatment of uncomplicated UTI. To access our private clinic for the supply of medication to treat UTI, please click on the link below to complete a risk assessment form.

Thrush

Vaginal thrush in women is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of fungal yeast. This yeast lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. It is harmless, but symptoms can develop if yeast numbers increase and develop when conditions in the vagina change, such as when taking antibiotics, when hormone change occur due to pregnancy, when you have diabetes or if your immune system is weak. Vaginal thrush affects most women at some point.

It may be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but can usually be treated with medication from the pharmacy. Typical symptoms of vaginal thrush include:

  • Itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina.
  • Vaginal discharge which is usually odourless and may be thick and white or thin and watery.
  • Pain during sex and a stinging sensation when passing urine.
  • Sometimes the skin around the vagina can be red, swollen and cracked.

Oral Contraceptives

Oral contraceptive is a widely used form of contraception. The oral contraceptive pill is a tablet containing synthetic female hormones, taken by women to prevent pregnancy that helps stop unwanted pregnancies by controlling ovulation, and stopping eggs from being fertilised. The pill changes the body’s hormonal balance and prevents pregnancy.

Oral contraceptive pill can be obtained free of charge from a pharmacy when prescribed by your GP. It is used by roughly 100 million women across the world, and is a very successful method of contraception.

At Tuckton Pharmacy we offer all oral contraceptive pills safely.