Dr Penelope Law

BA (Hons) MRCOG

Gynaecology

Dr Penelope Law research includes the development of a novel minimally invasive, treatment for fibroids using laser in an open MRI scanner. This then led to the development of Focussed Ultrasound therapy in conjunction with The Brigham and Women's Hospital USA and Harvard University and is now available in over 90 centres worldwide. www.fibroidrelief.com

Patients with fibroids are seen at The Portland Hospital and The Cromwell Hospital

Selected Partners

Dr Law has key partners that she works with:

Gynaecology services available from Dr Penelope Law

  • Diagnosis and treatment of troublesome menstrual bleeding
  • Management of the peri- menopause
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Optimal management of PCO
  • Pre conception counselling and advice

What’s New in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids?

40% of women over 40 have significant uterine fibroids. That is to say they have troublesome symptoms, the most common one being nocturia (the need to get up in the night to urinate) and subsequent chronic tiredness. Increasingly women contemplating IVF will also find that when they have an ultrasound scan fibroids are seen

There are different types of fibroids, depending on where they are situated, but they need to be at least 4cm in size in order to significantly interfere with the implantation process (of an embryo). If a fibroid protrudes into the uterine cavity (called submucosal), it may increase the risk of miscarriage and reduce the success rate of IVF

Large fibroids can be associated with miscarriage, but pregnant women will more commonly present with pain (often due to red degeneration - as uterine blood flow is redirected towards the placenta). Conversely, some fibroids grow during pregnancy, but these will be seen during routine ultrasound scans and monitored. It is rare for these to become so large that they invade the uterine cavity or obstruct the passage of the baby down the birth canal.........READ MORE