It involves:

  • Reviewing your gynaecological history, general medical health and family history of disease (such as a history of ovarian or breast cancer, or osteoporosis).
  • Pap smear – this can detect or prevent the development of cervical cancer. If you have previously had an abnormal result you may need a checkup within a shorter timeframe.
  • Pelvic Examination – using a speculum, we examine your vagina and cervix. This involves palpating (feeling) the pelvic organs to check for any problems.
  • Infection screen – looking for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as you can sometimes have no symptoms, but these could cause problems with fertility or pelvic pain.
  • Pelvic ultrasound – if required, this provides information about your pelvic organs (particularly your ovaries and uterus).
  • Breast examination may also be performed.

We also can refer you to specialist services for

  • Breast screening – mammogram and ultrasound
  • Bone density screening
  • Blood tests as required

When you book your appointment, please avoid making it for when you are menstruating, as we cannot perform a thorough evaluation and pap smear if you are bleeding.

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