Dr Karen Sheng specialises in benign gynaecological issues for women of all ages and is a skilled gynaecological surgeon.  As part of her specialist training, she undertook a year of gynaecology fellowship in Taiwan, focusing on minimally invasive surgery, and six months in gynae-oncology, focusing on advanced pelvic surgery.

Karen provides a full range of management options, including conservative, medical and surgical treatment for a wide range of women’s health issues, including:

  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Subfertility
  • Family planning
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding: heavy period, bleeding in between periods or after sex
  • Pelvic pain: period pain, endometriosis
  • Ovarian pathology: cysts, endometrioma, dermoid cyst
  • Uterine pathology: fibroids, polyps
  • Abnormal cervical screening test (PAP smears)

If you have any questions regarding an appointment or treatments, please phone the rooms on 02 8904 0677 and speak to our front desk.

Pelvic pain is a common issue experienced by many women, and can be caused by a range of factors, including menstrual cramps, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and urinary tract infections. This type of pain can be sharp or dull, and may be felt in the lower abdomen, lower back, or pelvis.

Symptoms of pelvic pain can vary and may include cramping, bloating, and discomfort during sexual activity. Women who experience pelvic pain should seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out any serious underlying conditions.

Dr Sheng offers a range of diagnostic tests to help identify the cause of the pain and develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.

Pre-pregnancy counseling is a medical consultation that takes place before a woman becomes pregnant. This counseling session is designed to help women prepare for pregnancy and ensure the best possible outcome for both the mother and the baby.

During the session, Dr Sheng will discuss topics such as the woman’s medical history, lifestyle habits, and any existing health conditions that may affect the pregnancy. Dr Sheng will also answer any questions the woman may have about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care.

Additionally, Dr Sheng may discuss family planning options, including contraception and fertility treatments.

Pre-pregnancy counseling is an important step in ensuring a healthy pregnancy and can help women feel more confident and prepared as they embark on this exciting journey.

Ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition that occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This type of pregnancy is not viable and can pose a threat to the mother’s health if left untreated.

Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy may include abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and tenderness in the pelvic area. The condition can be diagnosed through an ultrasound or blood tests that measure levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

Dr Sheng understands the emotional and physical toll that ectopic pregnancy can take on a woman and her family. She is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care to help women navigate this difficult experience and regain their health and well-being.

Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. It is a common experience that affects many women and their families, and can be a source of sadness, confusion, and emotional distress.

There are many potential causes of miscarriage, including genetic abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, and structural problems in the uterus. In some cases, the cause of the miscarriage is unknown.

Dr Sheng is dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to women who have experienced this loss. She offers a range of diagnostic tests to help identify the cause of the miscarriage, as well as support and guidance to help women through this difficult time.

Subfertility is a condition in which a couple has difficulty conceiving a pregnancy after trying for an extended period of time. It is a common issue affecting many couples, and can be caused by a range of factors, including hormonal imbalances, structural problems in the reproductive system, and lifestyle factors such as age, obesity, and smoking.

Symptoms of subfertility can include irregular menstrual cycles, a history of infertility in the family, and the presence of certain medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis.

Family planning is an important aspect of reproductive health that helps individuals and couples make informed decisions about having children. With a range of contraceptive options available, family planning enables individuals to choose the method that best fits their lifestyle and needs.

Dr Sheng offers comprehensive family planning services, including information and guidance on different contraceptive methods, such as hormonal birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and barrier methods.

Dr Sheng also offer access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as the implant and the contraceptive injection, which provide highly effective and convenient options for those seeking a low-maintenance form of birth control.

For those interested in starting a family, Dr Sheng also offers preconception counseling to help ensure that both partners are healthy and prepared for pregnancy. This may include discussions about lifestyle changes, genetic testing, and any necessary medical interventions.

The goal is to empower individuals and couples to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to provide them with the tools and resources they need to build the family they envision. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for your family’s future.

Abnormal uterine bleeding is a condition in which a woman experiences heavy or irregular periods, bleeding between periods, heavy period or after sex. This can be a frustrating and painful experience, and can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.

There are many potential causes of abnormal uterine bleeding, including hormonal imbalances, structural problems in the uterus, and the presence of uterine fibroids or endometrial polyps. In some cases, the cause of the bleeding is unknown.

Dr Sheng is dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidence-based care for women with abnormal uterine bleeding. We offer a range of diagnostic tests, including ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy, to help identify the cause of the bleeding.

Ovarian pathology refers to conditions or diseases that affect the ovaries. This includes conditions such as cysts, tumors, polyps, endometrioma or dermoid cyst that can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and irregular menstrual cycles.

In some cases, ovarian pathology can also lead to infertility. Ovarian pathology can be diagnosed through a range of diagnostic tests, including pelvic exam, ultrasound, and laparoscopy.

Early diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve outcomes.

Uterine pathology refers to conditions or diseases that affect the uterus. This includes conditions such as fibroids, endometrial polyps, and adhesions that can cause symptoms such as heavy or irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, and discomfort during sexual activity.

In some cases, uterine pathology can also lead to infertility. Diagnosis of uterine pathology can be made through a range of tests, including pelvic exam, ultrasound, and hysteroscopy.

Treatment options can range from minimally invasive procedures to surgical intervention

An abnormal cervical screening test, also known as a Pap smear, is a test that detects abnormal cells in the cervix that may indicate the presence of cervical cancer or precancerous changes. The Pap smear is a routine screening test that is recommended for women of certain ages and at specific intervals.

Regular cervical cancer screenings, such as Pap smears, can help to detect abnormal cells early, increasing the chances of a successful outcome.