What is included in a women’s wellness health screening?
We provide the following female health screening services:
General gynaecological female health screening
Our doctor will conduct a physical exam and assess your overall health. This includes taking blood tests, urine tests, checking your weight and asking about your family and medical history. He will also answer any questions you have regarding women’s health and guide you through any changes or symptoms you may be experiencing.
A Pap smear screens for abnormal cells in the cervix and is the best screening tool for early detection of cervical cancer. It also detects other conditions and infections. It is recommended that women start getting a Pap smear every 3 years from the age of 21.
A pelvic exam involves the doctor inserting two lubricated and gloved fingers into your vagina, while gently pressing on your lower abdomen with the other hand. This is to examine your uterus, vulva, ovaries, cervix, rectum and pelvis for any abnormal growths. You may also need to do a pelvic ultrasound, which is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that can help detect unusual growths in the female pelvic organs and structures, such as ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. Women with menstrual disorders, abnormal discharge or perimenopause are encouraged to go for annual checkups.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
If you are sexually active, it is important to get screened for STDs regularly as most STDs come with no symptoms. STD testing for women usually involves a finger prick test, urine test or by obtaining cells from the cervix. These tests screen for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
Breast ultrasound and mammogram
As we go through different stages of our menstrual cycle, we experience changes in breast sensitivity and texture. It is important to have a sense of breast awareness in order to detect any abnormal changes. Apart from doing regular breast self-examinations, we encourage women to go for breast diagnostic tests like mammograms every year to protect themselves and detect any cancerous lumps early.
We also offer a wide range of diagnostic and management options for women with the following menstrual disorders:
- Irregular menses
- Absent menstrual period
- Painful menstrual period
- Post-menopausal bleeding (vaginal bleeding after menopause)