Well Woman Clinic
Cervical smear using the latest ThinPrep technology
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
Pelvic examination including transvaginal scanning to identify uterine fibroids and/or ovarian cysts
Fertility testing, if required
Advice on HRT, contraception, menopause and other any other gynaecological issues required by you
The examination is conducted by the Consultant Gynaecologist who will prepare a written report containing the results of the tests and consultation with advice and recommendations for future well being. We would recommend that a copy of the report is sent to your General Practitioner.
Mammogram could be arranged at a neighbouring hospital if required at an extra cost.
The menopause is the cessation of periods. From about the age of 40 a woman’s ovaries show signs of decreased activity and they produce less hormone (oestrogen). One consequence of this is the alteration in the pattern of the monthly periods until eventually they stop.
Although many women go through the menopause without any problems, many others experience distressing symptoms which result from the lack of oestrogen affecting the blood vessels, skin, bones or the genito-urinary system. These symptoms often start before periods have ceased. Broadly, there are three groups of women who may benefit from attending the Menopause Clinic:
- those who are approaching or who have just reached the menopause and have symptoms which are severe enough to make them seek help
- those who may have minimal symptoms but are concerned about long term prevention of bone loss especially if they are at higher risk
- women who have gone through an early menopause or who have had their ovaries removed surgically
Tests could include;
FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
LH (lutinising hormone)
Bone density scan
The examination is conducted by the Consultant Gynaecologist who will prepare a written report containing the results of the tests and consultation with advice and recommendations for future well being. This will be sent to you within ten days. We would recommend that a copy of the report is sent to your General Practitioner