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What is Gynaecology Screening?
A Gynaecology Screening is all about a thorough evaluation of the female reproductive organs and their overall health.
The process majorly focuses on:
- Ensuring that your reproductive and overall health is in good functioning order
- Collecting and recording your vital health information, age, height, and weight.
Gynaecology Screening is a crucial annual process and thus must be taken up once a year by women of all ages.
What does gynaecology screening include?
- Pelvic examinations are included in annual women’s health exams to check for any pathology, fibroids, ovarian cyst, vaginal infections, and gynecologic issues.
- Typically, a pelvic exam takes only a few minutes. Our doctor looks for anomalies (if any) in your vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus, rectum, and pelvis.
- During a pelvic exam, a Pap test is also frequently carried out to check for cervical cancer.
- During a vaginal examination, our doctor gently inserts two lubricated, gloved fingers into your vagina.
- She then assesses the size and form of your uterus and ovaries during this portion of the examination, noting any painful regions or strange growths.
- Also known as the Pap Test.
- Speculum aids in slightly opening the vagina so the doctor can view the cervix and vaginal walls.
- Additionally, samples may be gathered for further analysis. Furthermore, if required, a bimanual examination can also be a part of the Speculum examination to assess the pelvic organs.
Other Exams and Screenings include:
- Digital Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Transvaginal ultrasound
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Which critical disorders can routine screenings help detect?
Men and women both can get breast cancer. However, women are always at a higher risk.
Things you must consider for maintaining healthy breasts:
- When you are between the ages of 20 and 30, you should have a clinical breast cancer examination every three years, and after the age of 40, you should have one every year.
- Starting at the age of 40, you should also have a mammography (breast imaging test) done every year.
- An MRI can be used in addition to mammograms if you have a family history of breast cancer.
- Wearing wired-bra / perfume does not cause cancer.
- Patient with high risk factors like a family history of breast cancer should start early screening.
Cervical cancer is a condition where the cells in the lining of the cervix grow out of control. It slowly then grows to the lower part of the uterus (womb).
Things to remember to avoid Cervical Cancer:
- From the age of 21 to 29, a Pap smear test, where some cells are scraped from the cervix region is inspected, should be done once every three years.
- If you’re between 30 and 65 years of age, you should get a Pap smear test every year and an HPV test every three years.
- If by the age of 65 you did not have positive Pap smear findings, you need not continue testing for cervical cancer unless you have had a history of cervical cancer.
- Despite being HPV-vaccinated, you should continue to use the HPV test’s suggested screening procedure.
- Even after hysterectomy, screening protocol can continue.
- HPV vaccine is recommended for both men and women.
When cells in the endometrium—the uterus’ inner lining—start to grow out of control, endometrial cancer develops. It can then start spreading to other parts of the body as well.
Things to remember to avoid Endometrial or Uterine Cancer:
- Following menopause, you should be thoroughly informed of the symptoms and dangers of endometrial cancer. It helps track any bleeding or spotting and can be reported to your doctor immediately.
- Also, if you want, you can receive an endometrial biopsy every year if you have a history of uterine cancer.
Ovarian Cancer occurs when the cells in the Ovaries go out of control. They can grow quickly and destroy healthy body tissues.
The following categories of women should be vigilant and should get screened for Ovarian Cancer:
- Women with a history of endometriosis.
- Women with a history of infertility who have undergone therapies like in-vitro fertilization.
- Women with a history of hormone replacement for managing menopause.
Why choose Dr Divyatha as your routine Screening Gynaecologist in Abu Dhabi?
- Dr Divyatha believes that early detection of any cancer helps well being of patients and early treatment can be given and life expectancy can be improved
- She is the best gynecologist in Abu Dhabi who particularly insists on paying attention to annual check up and screening for cancer or vaccines against viruses.
- She believes in complete pelvic examination and then follows all the guidelines for cancer screening.
- Dr Divyatha has a patient-centric approach and always welcomes your additional queries or dilemmas. She makes sure, by all means, that you are at ease during the entire screening process.
- For more queries on Cancer screening in Abu Dhabi, make an appointment with Dr Divyatha today
Symptoms of Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer
- Acute pain in the lower abdomen
- Feeling nauseated
- Diarrhoea, or feeling constipated during periods
- Discomfort or pain during or after sex
- Blood in the urine while on period
- Severe abdomen cramps during periods or having Pain when urinating
- Pain during bowel movements
- Constant feeling of being bloated that does not seem to go away
- Urgent want to urinate more frequently than usual \ difficulty eating and sensation of fullness.
- Changes in bowel patterns, such as the urge to go more often or lesser.
- Unexpected weight loss
- Feeling exhausted and fatigued
If you encounter any of the above signs or symptoms, visit your doctor or our Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Divyatha without any delay.