About preventive gynaecological examination
At the beginning of the preventive examination, the gynaecologist will discuss with you your current state of health. The gynaecologist will ask if you have or have had any problems in the past, if you have had any surgery or illness, or if you have taken any medication. You can prepare for a discussion with the gynaecologist in advance and make a list of your health issues and any of your questions.
After the initial discussion, the gynaecologist will ask you to take off your underwear and sit in an examination chair. Our surgeries are equipped with top-level GRACIE gynaecological chairs, which ensure maximum comfort of the examined patient. During the examination, the gynaecologist first checks your external genitals and abdomen and then proceeds to examine your cervix and vaginal walls. The gynaecologist dilates your vagina using medical tools called specula. We check the cervix with a colposcope, which is a lighted microscope that a doctor uses to examine the surface of the cervix. The aim is to search for any tissue changes. The GRACIE chairs we use have a directly integrated video colposcope with a full HD monitor.
The gynaecologist also smears the cells from the cervix for cytological screening during the examination. The tissue sample obtained using a cotton swab then goes to a laboratory for analysis. This is the most reliable method to refute or confirm cervical cancer and assess the risk factors.
Finally, the gynaecologist proceeds to a palpation examination, using both hands. The gynaecologist inserts one hand into the vagina and places the other on the abdomen. This checks the shape and size of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. In women who have not yet had sexual intercourse, the examination is performed through the rectum. A part of the complete gynaecological examination is also a palpation examination of the breasts and armpits, which the doctor should combine with instructions on self-examination techniques.
Sometimes, a gynaecologist can perform an ultrasound examination as part of a preventive examination. This is done using two types of tools – an abdominal probe, which is performed through the abdominal wall, or a vaginal probe, which is inserted directly into the vagina. The gynaecologist will use ultrasound to check the ovaries or the height of the uterine lining in more detail. It is performed especially in women after menopause, in patients who complain of some problems, or in case of a suspicious finding from a vaginal examination.
It is also possible that your gynaecologist will require a blood test to check your liver function and blood fat levels. In the past, this examination was performed on all users of hormonal contraception, but today it is no longer necessary. At present, the liver condition is monitored, for example, in those patients who have a predisposition to such diseases. The gynaecologist may also recommend such tests in older women who are taking hormonal treatment after menopause.
What does gynaecological examination include?
- Examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope
- Cytological examination
- Palpation examination
- Breast examination
Advantages of our private clinic
Our gynaecologists are top professionals in their field who, in addition to providing high quality care, also ensure absolute discretion and your maximum comfort. Only you and the attending physician are inside the surgery at all times. All our surgeries are stylishly furnished and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. In addition to routine preventive examinations, we also offer gynaecological packages that expand the care by a number of other examinations, such as preventive oncogynaecological screening not covered by public health insurance, cytology sampling using the LBC method or targeted sampling advised by a gynaecologist at the client’s request (e.g. HPV, AMH or fallopian tube patency).
Our clinic is very close to the centre of Prague, located on Wilsonova Street in Prague 2 (next to the Main Railway Station), and is easily accessible by public transport, car, or train. We offer our own attended car park, which is free for our clients during their treatment.
Our convenient opening hours, from 7 am to 9 pm every weekday, guarantee short booking times. You can also book your appointment either by e-mail or online chat. We will remind you of your upcoming appointment by text message.
Your visit requires no unnecessary waiting. Clients are seen exactly at the agreed time of their appointment. We will welcome you in the pleasant atmosphere of our reception desk, where you can have a snack, connect to the Internet, or read the daily press. Our staff is here to take care of your comfort throughout your visit.