In her early years of medical practice, Miss Srikrishna was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Urogynecologist at King’s College Hospital, London. She has, ever since, honed and significantly expanded her interest and research in all aspects of Urogynecology. Her women’s healthcare services include comprehensive treatment involving non-surgical and surgical solutions for all forms of urinary incontinence, urogenital prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections, and more. Her experience and expertise make her a specialist in post childbirth pelvic floor problems as well as issues surrounding painful sexual intercourse and menstrual problems.
Health Care for Women offers following services:
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It is NOT normal at any age and is NOT an inevitable consequence of childbirth or growing older. Miss Srikrishna has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of incontinence. She is able to offer comprehensive treatment, non-surgical and surgical, for all forms of urinary incontinence.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina. These organs are the uterus, vagina, bowel, and bladder.
Symptoms may include:
- A sensation of a bulge or something coming down or out of the vagina, which sometimes needs to be pushed back.
- Discomfort during sex.
- Problems passing urine such as slow stream, a feeling of not emptying the bladder fully, needing to urinate more often, and leaking a small amount of urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise.
Miss Srikrishna has extensive experience in all aspects of managing this condition. She is able to offer specialist investigation as well as non-surgical and surgical management of prolapse. She has close links with specialist women’s physiotherapists and pessary services as she strongly believes in avoiding surgery wherever possible. However, where required, she is able to provide expert surgical management to cover all aspects of pelvic organ prolapse.
Recurrent UTI (Cystitis)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that can affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them. Anyone can get them, but they are particularly common in women. Some women experience them regularly (called recurrent UTIs). Sometimes these infections are caused / worsened by sexual intercourse.
Miss Srikrishna has a lot of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of these recurrent infections. She is able to offer practical advice and lifestyle-related, non-medical tips to reduce these as well as state-of-the-art, comprehensive investigations and a range of treatment options to treat this debilitating condition.
Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse)
Painful intercourse (or dyspareunia) is a common complaint among women, especially women approaching menopause and those whose periods have already ended. Most problems are associated with hormonal fluctuations, but other factors also play a role. Today, there are many treatments available to relieve painful dyspareunia symptoms. Pain during intercourse is not “normal.”
Sushma is aware that many of these problems can have huge effects on a woman’s quality of life, and are often very embarrassing to talk about. At her weekly clinic, women are encouraged to discuss their problems in a supportive and sensitive way.
Genito-urinary syndrome of menopause and related problems
Vaginal dryness and burning with cystitis-like symptoms is a common “side effect” of aging, often caused by hormonal changes associated with menopause. Sometimes, though, vaginal dryness occurs in younger women or from other causes. Dryness contributes to symptoms like pain or burning sensations, and can also increase the risk of developing infections. Fortunately, plenty of treatment options are available.
Sushma Srikrishna has considerable experience diagnosing the underlying cause of vaginal dryness and providing patient-centred solutions.
Miss Srikrishna also offers a comprehensive service for the management of all other benign [non-cancer] gynaecological conditions such as abnormal or irregular bleeding, fibroids, polyps, etc. She has extensive experience in providing hysteroscopy, vaginal, and abdominal hysterectomy, and myomectomy.
Words from Our Patients
I was very anxious and scared of the entire procedure, the anaesthetist, surgery and hospitals stay. However, you really put my mind at rest and along with the anaesthetist ensured a painless and stress free procedure. I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you so much for your time and patience. As you know I was very embarrassed by my symptoms and had lived with them for so many years- your down to earth approach and patience put my mind at rest immediately. Your team, including the physiotherapists and nurses have really helped me get my life back.
I had suffered from bladder infections all my life and really thought I had to just put up with them- my cousin suggested I see you and I am so glad I did. You gave me sensible advice and practical suggestions which really helped- and now for the first time I am infection free! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much . I was so embarrassed to talk about my personal life and the problems I was dealing with but you made it so matter of fact! I am so glad I came to see you.
I came to see Miss Srikrishna for a second opinion. I had been advised to have some more surgery and wasn’t sure. I was very surprised to hear that she advised me to not have surgery and start some intensive pelvic floor exercise therapy, at least till I felt my family was complete. I felt she really listened to what was important to me
I have been seeing Miss Srikrishna for a long time. I really felt looked after and listened to. I was reluctant initially to have surgery; but she advised me about pessaries and fitted me with one as well. I was happy with this treatment for several years. When I felt circumstances had changed and wanted surgery to correct my prolapse, she operated on me. I was delighted at how pain free I was and how quickly I was back on my feet again.
I was so pleased with the care you gave me; I have been singing your praises to everyone! I think you have now seen my aunty and my cousin too. Thanks so much.