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Women’s Health Services
Cervical smears are performed to test for pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. Cervical cancer is very treatable if detected early and that is why routine screening is essential for your health. We are registered smear-takers for the Cervical Check cancer screening programme. You can check your eligibility here www.cervicalcheck.ie
We can also take a smear if you are not yet eligible under the scheme, or for those who have had their smear on the cervical check scheme but would like to have another cervical smear test outside of the scheme. A fee does apply.
If you are sexually active and not planning a pregnancy at this time, we advise you to use an effective form of contraceptive. There are many options available which we are happy to discuss with you to enable you to make an informed decision about which method of contraception that best suits your current lifestyle.
- Intrauterine Device – Mirena Coil
- Depo-Provera injection
- Evra Patch
- Contraceptive Implants – Implanon
- Combined Pills
- Progestogen Only Pill
- Contraceptive Injections – Depo-Provera
- Emergency contraception
If you are planning a pregnancy or thinking of starting a family, we can offer advice on family planning. Here at Cahernane Medical, we can provide information on contraception as well as pre-conception recommendations. We are available to offer advice for those who are having difficulties conceiving. If you are planning a pregnancy, it is recommended that you take folic acid, (0.4mg a day for 3 months prior to conception, and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy), and that you check your rubella status is checked prior to becoming pregnant.
Well Woman Check-Up
Preventative health is always to best way to go and that is why we provide a thorough well woman check up. We will look at the patient’s age, history, as well as family history and tailor your check up to suit this.
This check up will include:
- Full physical examination
- Weight, Height & BMI
- Fasting Blood investigations including Liver/Kidney Function, Diabetes Screen, Thyroid and cholesterol check
- ECG if indicated
- Blood Pressure check
The well women & Preventative health check will require a double appointment. Please ensure to book a morning appointment for fasting bloods.
We also offer the following for Womens Health:
- Emergency Contraception
- Breast examination
- Menopause Care
- Gynaecological problems
- Antenatal and Maternity care