Dr Louise Hayes

Dr Louise Hayes

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25 years of experience

Dr Hayes is a consultant gynaecologist, with 25 years of experience, who sees female patients from the age of 16 years who prefer a female doctor. Alongside her private practice at the Portland Hospital, she is a senior consultant in the NHS.

  • English
  • Gynaecology

  • General Medical Council 3684991
  • RCOG 116963
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Vaginal health checks
  • Sexual health checks
  • Contraception advice
  • Coil insertion and removal
  • Smear tests
  • Mirena IUD
  • Prolapse of the vagina/uterus including pessary use and self-management
  • Pelvic floor problems after childbirth
  • Contraception including IUD
  • Menopause / HRT
  • Mirena for heavy periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Period problems
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Vaginal discharge

Insights published by Dr Louise Hayes

About vaginal health: Benefits, problems, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

Dr Louise Hayes

Published October 13th 2023

A healthy vagina is crucial to any woman’s happiness and wellbeing. Fortunately our vaginas are pretty good at looking after themselves, most of the time. But is there anything you can do to help keep things healthy? And what can go wrong - and what can you do about it?

Thrush: Causes, symptoms, treatment & diagnosis

Dr Louise Hayes

Published July 7th 2023

The chances are, you know thrush all too well. Around three-quarters of women will get it at one time or another – and many will get rid of it only to find it coming back again, and again. Fortunately, for most women it’s temporary, and easy to cure.

Ovarian cysts guide: Symptoms, causes & treatments

Dr Louise Hayes

Published May 8th 2023

Ovarian cysts are very common. Most of the time they’re painless with no symptoms they are often a sign of your ovulation. However, sometimes they can indicate an underlying condition that may need attention.

Vaginal discharge: Problems, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

Dr Louise Hayes

Published May 1st 2023

Most of the time, discharge from your vagina is perfectly normal. It’s an important and natural function of your reproductive system. Normal discharge keeps your vagina clean and helps prevent infection.

Lower abdominal pain: Causes, types & treatments

Dr Louise Hayes

Published April 25th 2023

Lower abdominal pain in women can be caused by different conditions, from minor infections to reproductive system infections. There are many reasons why women of all ages experience abdominal pain. Generally, it’s very common and easy to manage if you know the cause.

Dyspareunia: Painful sex for women, causes, symptoms & treatment

Dr Louise Hayes

Published April 24th 2023

Sex can be one of life’s great pleasures but occasionally, it can be painful and cause worry for both partners. Painful sex is more common in women, with around 3 out of 4 affected at some point in their lives.

Postmenopausal bleeding: Causes, diagnosis & treatment

Dr Louise Hayes

Published March 9th 2023

Postmenopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that occurs a year or more after your last menstrual period. It can be a symptom of vaginal dryness, polyps (noncancerous growths) or changes in your reproductive system.