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Feelings of itching and burning in the intimate area are frequent, very stressful and frustrating complaints for girls and women. Especially if they recur despite treatment.
In order to get rid of the discomfort, you first need a detailed anamnesis and diagnosis, as well as an individualized therapy plan. A sustainable therapy does not only rely on the medicinal aspect of fighting against the germs, but also on the development of a functional and defensive vaginal flora. Even the most persistent and recurrent vaginal infections can heal. Alternative medical concepts are promising in this case and have no side effects. I would be happy to advise you!
It is normal for sexually active women to catch HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) at some point. However, attention must be paid to those patients whose immune system is unable to recognize the virus and thus unable to fight it. Infections of the cervix, vagina or vulva that have existed for years can lead to cancer. Regular precautions can be taken with PAP smears and HPV smears starting at the age of 30 to help detect dangerous persistence of viruses in good time. I am happy to take over your care for existing HPV infections and accompany you safely through said infections using conventional, as well as complementary medical methods accompanied by close controls (smears, colposcopy, a painless biopsy if needed and conization if absolutely necessary).
Responsible care is still important, despite HPV vaccination because not all high-risk human papilloma viruses are affected by HPV vaccination.
PAP 3, PAP 3 d or higher and thus "bad" PAP smears can be indications of vaginal infections, vaginal atrophy or HPV infections with tissue dysplasia (precursors of cancer cells). I will gladly explain all findings and their significance to you, give you expert advice and provide you with professional medical care.
Condylomas are contagious but benign genital warts in women and men. It is important to start treatment quickly to prevent infection of the partner. Treatment options range from ointment treatment to surgical removal of the warts. Complementary treatments can also successfully heal genital warts. The HPV vaccination provides lasting protection against condylomas and many HPV viruses.
Benign skin diseases in the genital area of girls and women are the most common cause of itching, burning and feelings of soreness.
In addition to fungal infections and bacterial vaginal infections, complaints regarding the vulva are usually caused by eczema and allergies, as well as autoimmune diseases such as lichen sclerosus and psoriasis.
In order to find an effective treatment, I carry out a thorough physical and diagnostic examination. Then I look for the most effective therapy that yields the least side-effects.
Slight menstrual cramps, moderate abdominal cramps, pulling in the legs and lower back during the first day of bleeding are considered normal. Severe pain, heavy bleeding, nausea or failure to cope with everyday life and irregular menstrual bleeding are not normal, but also not "fatal". In the case of such menstrual problems, I would ask you to speak to me about them. A gynecological examination and a detailed anamnesis are necessary in order to find the cause of the complaints and to start a suitable therapy. Complementary medical methods are often promising, don’t result in side-effects and are very pleasant.
Endometriosis is a benign proliferation of uterine lining outside of the uterine cavity. With every menstrual period, these scattered “cell-islands” cause severe discomfort at the site of their colonization. This can affect the intestines, the bladder, the pelvic wall, the ovaries, the uterine muscles (adenomyosis) and even the upper abdominal organs. The consequence of which being excessively severe pain during menstruation that could possibly be accompanied by stool and urinary problems, as well as frequent pain during sexual intercourse. Chronic lower abdominal pain and infertility can be secondary diseases of endometriosis. I offer detailed consultation, in the case that you suspect endometriosis, in which I consider the various possible therapy options in order to find the ideal treatment method for you.
Vaginal infections, which mainly manifest themselves through itching, burning and soreness, as well as fishy smelling discharge, are either caused by fungi or bacteria. Painful blisters are usually caused by genital herpes. Some of these germs are contagious, others only spread in the vagina when the natural vaginal flora is disturbed. Stress, overexertion, taking antibiotics, visiting the spa or pool (chlorinated water) and sweating in the intimate area can lead to an unfavorable vaginal environment, in which fungi and/or bacteria such as Garnerella and Enterococci can “grow over” the vaginal flora and cause typical complaints. Genital herpes can also recur after a severe initial infection through weakened immunity. Chlamydia is also a major problem. I recommend regular examinations for young women, in the case of a possible chlamydia infection. Chlamydia tends to cause no or rather mild lower abdominal pain. However, the spread of the germ in the abdominal cavity often leads to infertility. If the infection is detected in time, it can easily be cured.
It is rarely the case that bacteria ascending through the uterus and fallopian tubes into the abdominal cavity cause severe diseases such as fallopian abscesses, but these possibilities must also be taken into consideration.
Increased facial and body hair (hair around the nipples, on the thighs or in the area of the navel), acne, too rare menstruation and difficulties in getting pregnant indicate polycystic ovarian syndrome. It often begins at puberty. Many women suffer from a mild form, which can be cured by gentle, holistic treatment methods and lifestyle counselling. If this is not enough, then efficient medicinal therapies are always available.
The cancer smear from the cervix (also called PAP smear after the doctor Papanicolaou) is part of the routine gynecological check-up. It is used to detect diseases of the cervix such as inflammations caused by infections, atrophy and, above all, carcinomas, as early as possible, in order to start effective treatment as soon as possible.
Benign abdominal tumors such as myomas and ovarian cysts should also be checked regularly, even if no complaints are made. It is rarely necessary to operate on them immediately. If you are concerned about any findings or feel that the findings have not been sufficiently explained to you, you are welcome to visit me for a second opinion and further advice. Please bring all previous findings with you. I will explain the diagnosis and all treatment options in detail and recommend a suitable therapy for you.
The female pelvic floor is a part of the body that is strained by pregnancy, childbirth and heavy physical work. Prolapse problems (cystocele, rectocele) accompanied by or not accompanied by incontinence mainly affect women after several and/or difficult births and/or women with weak connective tissue.
There are many therapy options, such as pelvic floor training, pessary therapies, Hatha Yoga with a focus on the mula bandhas, biofeedback and even operative rehabilitation. After a detailed examination and anamnesis, I can work with you to develop a therapy plan tailored to your specific needs.
A breast examination is part of every gynecological check-up from the beginning of puberty. I am happy to train you in self-examination. If you start early with regular palpation of your own breasts after your monthly menstrual period, the probability of detecting changes in need of treatment at an early stage increases. If you feel a change, please come to an examination.
Every diagnosis of a conspicuous breast finding results in a great psychological strain. The most important step in this case is a reliable and rapid diagnosis of the benign or malignant nature of a breast tumor. My close-knit health network makes this possible in a timely and precise manner.
PMS is a complex of symptoms that occurs between the middle of the cycle and the beginning of menstruation. More than one third of all women of childbearing age suffer from PMS. The symptoms are manifold: Touch-sensitive and aching breasts, bloatedness, exhaustion, digestive problems, aggression, sadness, depressive moods, a lack of self-esteem and severe restrictions in the professional and social environment are frequent side effects.
PMS can be treated most effectively by my homeopathic team in close collaboration with Dr. Anna Safai. From a homeopathic point of view, PMS makes the patient's inner conflicts more visible and in combination with other specific symptoms, can be a direct indicator of the individual homeopathic constitutional remedy. In this way, PMS and other chronic complaints can be treated effectively.
In addition to obstetric surgery (e.g. caesarean section), surgical gynaecology includes all operations on the vulva, uterus, ovaries and breast. The surgical techniques of gynaecology include laparatomy (open abdominal surgery), laparascopy (buttonhole technique) and hysteroscopic surgery (uterine endoscopy). I offer all operations and carry them out together with a specialist from the respective specialist area in order to be able to offer you the highest level of safety and quality.
But it is not always necessary to operate right away:
Fallopian tube pregnancies can in many cases be treated with medication. This spares you from having to undergo surgical laparoscopy.
Heavy bleeding during the onset of menopause can be successfully treated using simple methods (complementary medical therapies, insertion of a hormone coil, etc.), as oppose to removing the uterus which was the standard procedure not so long ago.
In many cases of malignant breast cancer, depending on the findings of course, a breast preserving operation is possible. Sometimes this is achieved even in advanced stages via neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which reduces the size of the cancer before the operation.
I will clarify the necessity of an operation in extensive detail. In this detailed discussion I will advise you comprehensively on possible alternatives and, if necessary, on the methodology of the gentlest possible operations in accordance with the latest medical standards.
With gynecological operations, significant success can be achieved by means of a homeopathic accompanying treatment: Homeopathy prevents wound infections and accelerates wound healing. This means faster recovery of mobility after the operation and less pain. If an increased loss of blood has occurred during an operation, homeopathic blood formation in the body can be stimulated. Circulatory problems, dizziness and headaches resulting from anemia due to bleeding usually disappear within a few hours. Every patient I operate on is treated homeopathically, if she so desires.
Further training in the yoga tradition after Krishnamacharya with a special focus on individual and therapeutic body work.
An acute or postoperative wound is often an enormous psychological burden for patients. The most modern wound dressings support the body’s own physiological healing process in a cell-activating and anti-inflammatory way and thus leads to rapid wound closure.
Scientific Advisory Board of the Self-Help Group for Interstitial Cystitis (ICA Austria)
In resource-oriented hypnotic psychotherapy, creative parts of the unconscious are used through therapeutic work with a changed state of consciousness. Because of this, new ways for problem solving and personal development become accessible. Experiences from the past, which emerge and are processed during the hypnotic trance, can be of importance for the treatment of current problems.
Ongoing completion of various modules at the School for Visceral Therapy in Mattsee since 2017
Visceral therapy mainly focuses on the organ system to solve these problems. In addition, exercises from physiotherapy are shown to achieve the best possible result.
Areas of application include digestive problems (such as flatulence, constipation, gastritis, reflux, rapid feeling of fullness (bloating) often in connection with spine complaints), problems of the urogenital tract (including Bladder inflammation, menstrual complaints), respiratory problems (including bronchitis, constant clearing of the throat, frequent hiccups often in connection with shoulder complaints) and headaches (including dizziness, tinnitus, TMJ complaints, migraine, teeth grinding, braces).
Languages: German, English, French, Hungarian
Many years of experience and specialization as an internist in the following areas:
Cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases and endocrinological diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and diseases of the thyroid gland, as well as internal diseases during pregnancy.
on the following topics, amongst others:
Languages: German, English, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Estonian
Specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care from 2004-2010 at the Hanusch Hospital and from 2010-2015 at the Lorenz Böhler Emergency Hospital
Languages: German, English, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian