Who should I see for Women’s Health issues?

womens health in general practice

Women’s Health Doctors

There are special women’s health needs that are delivered or arranged by your GP.

A central area of women’s health is screening for breast, cervical & ovarian cancer. Cervical Screening Tests are performed in the practice or self-taken. Contraception & STD testing are important services. It is a good idea to seek advice before thinking about getting pregnant. Make an appointment for pre-pregnancy care to ensure that potential risks are uncovered and managed & this usually includes a blood test. Other key areas of women’s health are Infertility, The Menopause,  and managing gynaecological symptoms such as pain and heavy periods.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections & Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) are other common women’s health issue for which there is effective medication and strategies.

Your GP may refer you to a Gynaecologist for specialist input, particularly if you may benefit from a surgical procedure.