Dr. Lynette Reynders
Is a specialised medical health professional based in Lyttelton, Gauteng. Dr Reynders opened the doors of her private practice in 1992 and has since been a well-known name in her field for over 28 years. Dr Reynders holds a degree in MbChb, a diploma in Midwifery and a M Med in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In addition, Dr Reynders runs an independent research unit which contributes to internationally acclaimed female health research.
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Routine gynae check-up
A routine gynae check-up involves a 30-minute consultation which ensures that you are in good reproductive- and general female health (this includes cancer screening). Initial appointments include an intake of a full medical history which includes questions around your physical health and sexual activity. The subsequent routine exam will include:
a general check-up (measuring blood pressure, feeling thyroid glands, testing for sensitivity of abdomen etc.)
a breast exam
a pelvic exam
a pap smear*
*Specimens from the pap smear is sent to the lab for analysis and patients will be contacted with results. Separate billing will be received for laboratory services.
Prenatal care and Delivery
Pregnancy is a special time in any women’s life and patients require the utmost care. Prenatal exams include different evaluations and services depending on the stage of pregnancy and patient needs. Check-ups typically involve any questions related to the pregnancy (complaints or concerns), a urine test, blood pressure, weigh in and an ultrasound exam to ensure both mom and baby are in good health. In addition, your doctor will assist you in your birthing plan and will be able to guide you throughout your journey. Consultations are normally every four weeks up until 28 weeks, two weekly visits till 36 weeks and then weekly visits thereafter. Dr Reynders will ensure you have the safest delivery option available to you.
Limited fertility services
Dr Reynders assist women/couples who struggle with pregnancy through providing limited fertility services. These services include ovulation induction and intra-uterine insemination (IUI). Ovulation induction involves the treatment of fertility hormones that stimulate the production of ova from the ovaries. Treatment medication can be done orally or through injections. Once ovulation occurs, conception is then normally achieved through intra-uterine insemination. Patients who will benefit from ovulation induction are often those who suffer from endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian disfunction and couples who have unclear infertility issues.
In addition to services provided, Dr Reynders has a special interest in menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Menopause is a natural progressive condition that effects women above a certain age in which the production of oestrogen and progesterone begins to slow. Women can experience a variety of symptoms which can include, but is not limited to abnormal periods, night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, hair loss, weight gain, difficulty with memory and attention etc. To relieve some of these symptoms, HRT can be used to replace the hormones that are no longer naturally produced. Various hormone replacement therapy methods exist and can be discussed with your doctor.