Dr Stephen Kruger
Gynaecologist, MBChB, FRANZCOG
place104 Rosedale Road, Rosedale, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
phone09 479 9016
Located at the Northshore Womens Specialist Centre in Auckland's North Shore, Dr Stephen Kruger is dedicated to the highest quality of gynaecology services, with patient service to match.
GP referral is preferable but not essential. If you have a letter from your GP, please bring it with you. Communication with your GP is a vital part of your total care.
To arrange a consultation, please call our North Shore rooms today: (09) 479 9016
My special clinical interests are in Fibroids, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia), Colposcopy and Abnormal Smears, Vaginal prolapse and pelvic floor repairs, Vaginal repairs following birth trauma and Laparoscopic surgery, Early Pregnancy Loss, Ongoing Early Pregnancy Care, Recurrent Miscarriage and the investigation and treatment of Infertility.
When should you visit a Gynaecologist?
Once a woman becomes sexually active it is advisable to have an annual pelvic examination as part of your overall health care. Obviously if there are problems before sexual activity then advice should be sought.
At the examination swabs may be taken and a cervical smear performed according to the cervical screening recommendations. More frequent smears may be done if indicated or if requested.
An internal (vaginal) examination should be done to check all the internal and external pelvic organs, looking for cysts, swellings, tender areas and anything that may not be normal.
You should always see your gynaecologist if you experience:
- any unusual and/ or persistent vaginal discharge,
- bleeding between periods
- bleeding after sexual intercourse
- on-going pelvic pain
- heavy vaginal bleeding
- painful, uncomfortable sexual intercourse
Yearly PAP smears should be done if there is a history of:
- HPV infection
- Persistent abnormal smears
- Previous surgery for abnormal cells
- History of cervical or uterine cancer
Sadly, the majority of women who have cervical cancer diagnosed have not had a smear in the past 3 to 5 years. The greatest single reason when cervical cancer is diagnosed is that regular smear testing was not done.