You should have a check-up at your gynaecologist once or twice a year. In addition to the palpation examination, a cell smear (PAP smear), an evaluation of the vaginal flora and a breast examination are carried out. It is recommended to also have an ultrasound examination once a year.
A gentle examination is not painful. A mammogram (chest X-ray by a radiologist) should be considered starting with the age of 40 or in case of conspicuous palpation findings such as nodules.
The ultrasound examination through the vagina is completely painless. The ovaries, uterus and uterine lining (important for women undergoing hormone therapy) are examined. Hence, any changes can be detected or excluded in time.
- minimally invasive surgeries (diagnostic laparoscopies, operative laparoscopies)
- uterine endoscopy and curettages
- hysterectomies and ovary surgery
- pelvic floor surgery and urinary incontinence surgery
Surgeries for additionally insured patients will be done at Goldenes Kreuz.
A mammography (chest x-ray) is recommended (potentially in addition to an ultrasound) from the age of 40.
Starting with the age of 40, a mammogram should be done every two years, in some cases earlier e.g in cases with risk factors such as familial predisposition.
After the beginning of menopause it is advised for a mammography to be done once per year.