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Preventative Gynaecological Examinations

Modern medicine recommends an annual preventive gynaecological examination.

Timely prevention saves lives. Prevention is a major factor in the early detection of disease and significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.

Preventive medicine aims to detect the risk and diagnose the problem from the outset, before the onset of symptoms. An important part of each examination is the conversation with the patient to help understand and clarify the patient's condition.

Prophylactic (preventative) examinations include:

  • Physical examination
  • Oncocytoma smear, to identify certain tumours
  • Gynaecological status
  • Colposcopy - examination of the cervix
  • Microscopy
  • Ultrasound of the pelvic organs
  • Breast examination
  • PAP-smear test to provide information about the health of your cervix. It can detect early changes in the cervix that could possibly lead to cancer. These changes are largely caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and in men cancer of the penis, anus and certain forms of throat cancer
  • HPV Vaccination – This vaccine is aimed at high-risk strains that cause cancer and low-risk strains that cause genital warts. In Austria, all girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 12 are offered the vaccine free of charge
  • Breast examination – this is a mandatory part of prevention. In Austria, all women between the ages of 45 and 69 are offered prophylactic mammography once every two years. In case of pathological or suspicious finding, mammography and ultrasound are performed at any time, regardless of age. One hour of active sport, three times a week, reduces the risk of breast cancer by 50%.
  • Contraception - women increasingly desire the ability to plan the timing of their pregnancies. Modern medicine offers a variety of contraceptive options: tablets, patches, vaginal ring, IUDs, injections, and surgical interventions. After a conversation and examination, together we will determine the most suitable method for you.
  • Osteoporosis prevention - Osteoporosis is a slowly developing, asymptomatic disease, characterized by a decrease in bone density and changes in bone substance leading to increased fragility and consequently to fractures and disability. It can be diagnosed in a non-invasive way using osteo-densitometry. Once diagnosed, there are a wide range of highly effective drugs that can be employed to fight the osteoporosis.
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