Adivsory Articles

Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH)

  12. September 2022      Dr. med. Friederike Bender

Does it make sense to determine the anti-Müller hormone (AMH value) in order to assess fertility? Since it is known that fertility decreases with age, many of our patients want to find out by means of tests when the optimal time for a pregnancy is and whether a pregnancy can be postponed.


Desire to have children. What is allowed in Switzerland?

  24. August 2022      Dr. med. univ. Martina von Watzdorf

The desire to have a child is one of the most natural things in the world. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we imagine. If, after twelve months of trying, it has not worked out with a pregnancy, we recommend a clarification of the involuntary childlessness. The costs of the examination (early-cycle hormone profile, tubal patency check, spermiogram) are usually covered by mandatory health insurance.


The days before the days…

  09. July 2022      Dr. med. Carolin Hecht

80% of women know it – changes with e.g. breast tenderness, mood swings, or water retention in the second half of the cycle.


Unwanted urine leakage, bladder weakness, and irritable bladder – an overview

  23. June 2022      Dr. med Bettina von Seefried

According to surveys, 40-50% of women between the ages of 30 and 75 unintentionally leak urine when coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Another proportion of women is tormented by a strong urge to urinate at far too short intervals throughout the day, sometimes to such an extent that the planning of activities is adapted to the bladder stimulus. Two groups of bladder weakness are roughly described above: the so-called stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence. For clarification, we will describe these two forms separately here, but it is often the case where mixed forms exist.


First visit to the gynecologist

  02. June 2022      Dr. med. Isabella Kiefer

What can I expect at my first visit to the gynecologist? First of all, when is it time to go to the gynecologist? Typical reasons would be, for example: Pain during menstruation or heavy bleeding that lasts longer than 7 days. Irregular menstrual bleeding is normal in the first few years after the onset of menarche ( beginning of the 1st menstrual period ).


The pill – what’s new?

  24. May 2022      Dr. med. Anna Fischer

The pill has been used as a contraceptive for over 50 years. The pill remains one of the safest contraceptives and is the most commonly used method of preventing pregnancy.


Removal of tissue samples from the breast/ mammary graft biopsy

  19. February 2022      Dr. med. Jennifer Pohle

For breast cancer screening, regular breast self-examination is recommended, as well as routine examination as part of the annual check-up. But what happens next if a woman has felt a lump in her breast or an abnormality is found in the early detection examination?


Pain through period endometriosis?

  12. November 2021      Dr. med. Friederike Bender

Endometriosis is defined as a common female condition and it is estimated that approximately 6-10% of the whole women suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis leads to the lining of the uterus to settle outside the uterine cavity. The endometrial foci (sometimes as small as the heads of a pin) grow and bleed with the menstrual cycle, leading to an inflammatory response in the body.


Therapy of breast carcinoma – What’s new?

  01. October 2021      Gudrun Mehring

Every year, an average of 6200 women and 50 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Switzerland. Breast cancer is thus the most common form of cancer in women. The annual consensus conference on this topic is held in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to gather the opinions of...


Sign up today!

Straight to your inbox! We share tips, news and insights from the world of gynecology.