This test involves taking a small sample of cells from the cervix to be tested for cell changes. While a little uncomfortable, the pap test is quick and simple, and allows for the detection of cell changes which can then be treated. All women who have ever been sexually active in their lifetimes need to have regular pap tests, even if they are no longer sexually active.
Women are generally screened from the ages of 18 through to age 70. Please make a long appointment for a pap smear and when booking online please write in the comments box that it is for a pap smear so that the front staff can book a long appointment accordingly.
During a Women’s Health Check, a breast examination is also conducted. Once women turn 50 years of age, mammogram screening is also arranged at this time.
Thornlands surgery has Male and Female Doctors who are experienced and willing to assist with Family Planning.
They will be able to discuss your present and future requirements and offer advice.
Apart from advising on prescription medicines and devices, our Doctors are experienced at inserting and removing Implanon and Mirena. Generally an appointment is required to discuss this procedure first and to ensure correct timing of any procedure.
Please be aware that it is important to inform the receptionist of your requirements so a suitable Doctor is chosen and adequate time is available to discuss all the issues.
In women who feel that it is relevant to them, sexually transmitted disease screening can be conducted during the consultation. As STDs can occur without the woman experiencing symptoms, screening is offered as part of a women’s health check, as is a discussion about safe sex practices.
Women are also invited to discuss other matters that may be of concern to them. These may include:
Get peace of mind with an overall check-up on your health by the doctor of your choice. Not only is this a great general check-up, but it also allows us to pick up on any early warning signs for a variety of illnesses. The first visit is a standard consult with the doctor. Well Woman Checks will require few separate visits to complete the full check up and tests. Your ‘Well Woman Check’ will include:
If you hold a current Medicare card, Bulk Billing is available for your convenience