Dr Alexandra McRae is a consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and has full admitting and surgical rights.
She is one of very few gynaecologists nationally with experience in the management of paediatric and adolescent gynaecological problems.
She has been an annual invited lecturer for the Diploma in Child Health/International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate and for the NSW MRANZCOG pre examination course on the topic of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology since 2014. About Dr McRae
Improving the gynaecological health of girls and young women.
Dr Alexandra McRae has a special interest and has completed additional training towards her fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent gynaecology at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
She is a member of ANZPAG (Australian and New Zealand Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology society) and regularly attends updates and conferences related to Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.
She has undertaken research on topics including the first postmenarchal year, menstrual management in girls with physical and intellectual disabilities and adnexal torsion.
She is regularly invited to provide education to paediatricians, GPs and Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on a variety of topics related to Paediatric and Adolescent gynaecology.
Alexandra sees girls of any age with gynaecological concerns.
Alexandra is an aunt to five nieces and has her own daughter. She understands the potential anxiety parents may have in regards to their daughter’s gynaecological problems and the importance of a gentle and sensitive approach.
Some of the reasons girls are regularly referred to Dr Alexandra McRae include the diagnosis and /or management of:
- Vulvovaginal complaints such as itch, discharge, bleeding, soreness, rash, labial adhesions, skin tags, birthmarks or concerns regarding atypical appearances.
- Menstrual problems such as irregular, heavy or prolonged periods, absent periods, period pain or premenstrual syndrome.
- Perineal trauma or vaginal foreign bodies
- Pelvic pain including endometriosis
- Ovarian cysts and adnexal torsion
- Hormonal complaints such as acne or excessive hair growth, early or delayed puberty.
- Congenital abnormalities of the vagina and uterus such has hymenal bands or imperforate hymen.
- Menstrual management options for girls with physical and intellectual disabilities, girls commencing cancer treatment or with other significant medical problems.