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Gynaecology Screening London

Gynaecological screening is an important part of looking after your health. Routine screening is recommended for all women as it can ensure that any health problems are identified and treated quickly. You can easily arrange all forms of gynaecology screening at the Venus Women's Clinic London.

Why Should You Have Gynaecological Screening?

Gynaecology screening can ensure that any health issues are identified as soon as possible so that you can get the treatment you need. Screening can detect problems even if they aren’t causing any noticeable symptoms or when they have been mistaken for normal menstrual symptoms Getting prompt treatment for problems such as gynaecological conditions and STIs is important as it can reduce the risk of potentially serious complications.

You might want to arrange the following types of gynaecological screening:

  • Smear test to check for abnormal cells that could develop into cervical cancer. Routine PAP smears are recommended for all women between the ages of 25 and 65.
  • STD screening to look for sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis. Regular screening is recommended for all women who are sexually active. Read more about STD screening
  • Well woman check up to check for common gynaecological conditions. Routine screening is a good idea for all women of reproductive age. It may include a smear test, STI screening and a pelvic exam.

What to Expect

What happens during gynaecology screening will depend on the types of tests that you are having. Miss Arafa will ensure that you know what to expect during your appointment.

  • Smear test: a speculum is used to hold open the vagina while a swab is taken from the cervix.
  • STD testing: the doctor will ask some questions about your health. Blood and urine samples may be taken, along with swabs from your urethra and vagina. Read more about STD screening
  • Gynaecological exam: the doctor will examine your vagina, cervix and pelvic organs. It will usually include both an external and internal exam to check for signs of infections or gynaecological problems.

What Happens Next

In most cases, gynaecology screening won’t reveal any issues that require further attention. Miss Arafa may simply recommend that you come back to be screened again in the future. However, there is a chance that the screening test could identify a problem that needs to be treated:

  • If you have an abnormal result on your smear test, you may need a colposcopy to confirm the presence of precancerous cells. Any abnormal cells will need to be removed and further treatment may be necessary to prevent cervical cancer.
  • If screening reveals that you have an STI, you may need a course of antibiotics to clear the infection. In some cases, additional treatment may be needed to tackle any complications caused by the infection.
  • If a problem is discovered during gynaecological screening, further tests or treatment may be recommended. The next steps will depend on exactly what has been found. Miss Arafa will explain the results and your options in detail.

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