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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Treatment

Women’s wellbeing is important to the function of the reproductive organs and genital system. This area of healthcare affects all women and can aid to spot early signs of diseases and infections. Many treatments now can be cosmetic which have become a ‘craze’ to alter appearances and improve sexuality. Get the best treatments at affordable rates from top rated Private Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinics in London.

PCOS/ Endometriosis/ Recurrent Miscarriages/ Hysteroscopy Surgery/ Laparoscopy/ Colposcopy/ Women’s Health Screening/ Hormonal Assessments/ Termination/ Menopause/ Vaginal rejuvenation

Women’s health screening for a wide variety of gynaecological conditions can include early-stage cancers. Diagnosing disease at an early stage can make it more treatable and prevent it from developing into a life-threatening condition. Health screens vary depending on age, family history and any particular concerns one may have.

During a typical screening visit, the consultant will obtain a detailed and thorough history and then examine the breasts and pelvis. Related investigations that may be recommended include:

  • Cervical screening to detect the early signs of cervical cancer
  • A pelvic ultrasound scan
  • Blood testing to check your hormone levels
  • A sexual health screening if required: this involves screening for sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

Cervical screening test

A cervical screening test (previously known as a ‘smear test’) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervical and usually takes around five minutes to perform. A speculum will be gently inserted into the vagina so the doctor can examine the cervix, and a small soft brush is used to take some cells from the surface. The sample of cervical cells is then examined under a microscope to see whether there are any abnormalities.

Pelvic ultrasound scan

A pelvic ultrasound scan is used to examine the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce an image of the inside of your body. It is painless and doesn’t use any radiation making it infinitely safer than an X-ray.

Hormonal assessments

Hormonal assessments are carried out to check for imbalances that can cause symptoms including weight gain, lack of energy and decreased libido. Hormone blood tests are also carried as part of fertility screening and to discover whether one isheading towards menopause. Hormones to check for include:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinising hormone (LH)
  • Oestradiol
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid
  • Testosterone
  • Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
  • Progesterone

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