A gynecological examination is when our gynecologists examine the woman’s genitals, both on the inside and outside. Many women usually seek help for one of the following problems, but some are also just getting a check-up to make sure that everything looks good. Sometimes samples may need to be taken, so we urge the patient to avoid urinating before the examination in case of urine samples.
When the patient visits us, we start with a conversation around the background for the visit. Then our gynecologists can propose a gynecological examination, depending on what the patient is seeking help for. However, it is always up to the patient if they want to complete the examination or not. In some cases, a conversation will be enough, for example in case of premenstrual stress (PMS) disorders.
Most common reasons why women visit us: The patient wants to know that everything is healthy in the genital area. The patient has noticed change in the genital area such as abnormal discharge, itching, irritation or pain. The patient has experienced pain in the genital area. The patient has very abundant or painful menstruations. The patient suspects that they have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease. The patient wishes to change a spiral or insert a new spiral. The patient wants to receive contraception. The patient experiences dry or fragile mucous membranes. The patient experiences hemorrhoids. The patient has just given birth and wishes to know that everything is healthy in the genital area (earliest at 5 weeks after childbirth).