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FAQs

Useful questions & answers for gynecological health! 

When should I visit a gynecologist for the first time?

When the teenage girl feels ready to get informed about the menstrual cycle, hygiene and, later, sexual behavior. Usually from the age of 12 years, unless there is a pathology at a younger age.

How can I prevent breast cancer?

  • ​​​​​​​Breast self-examination, which we teach you.
  • Palpation of the breasts – armpits at the medical practice.
  • Breast ultrasound, if needed.
  • Reference mammography at the age of 35-40 years and mammography on a yearly basis after the age of 40 years with complementary breast ultrasound.

*If there is a family history of breast cancer, we personalize the plan of examinations.

What is the annual gynecological examination?

  • Gynecological check-up with PAP test, with or without HPV DNA test and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound for uterus and ovaries.
  • Breast palpation.

What is a PAP test?

It is the collection of cells from the vagina, the cervix and endocervix, which are sent to the cytologist for the prevention and diagnosis of gynecologic cancer.

How can I prevent gynecologic cancer?

  • Regular visits for gynecological check-up
  • HPV DNA test
  • PAP test annually
  • Ultrasound of the internal genitalia
  • Vaccine against HPV

* Of course with a proper sexual behavior and the use of condoms

What is the best method of contraception?

Every advice is strictly personalized depending on the medical history and age.

Which Sexually Transmitted Diseases should necessarily be examined?

HIV, hepatitis B&C, VDRL (syphilis), gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and, of course, HPV. 

Can the hormone replacement therapy in menopause cause cancer?

Always in consultation with the patient and after testing, we can decide if a woman can get hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and we adapt the time period, so that she is not threatened by the slightly increased risk of breast cancer and other risks due to the hormone therapy. That is, there must always be a balance between gains - risks, so that the woman remains healthy, without any issues.
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