Protecting your health with our expert cervical screening for Human papillomavirus
Seeking a comprehensive and caring gynaecology clinic that offers cervical screening? At our Top Gynaecologists Clinic, we comprehend that getting screened for Human papillomavirus (HPV) can be a disturbing experience. That’s why we make the process comfortable and stress-free. With state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to patient comfort, our private gynaecology clinic in London offers some of the most advanced and effective screening methods. And with our emphasis on bespoke care, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the attention and support you deserve. So if you’re looking for a private GP appointment that prioritises your comfort and peace of mind, look no further than our clinic.
At Top Gynaecologists Clinic, we understand the essence of cervical screening and early detection of cervical cancer. Several types of cervical screening tests we offer include the following:
The HPV test is a newer type of cervical screening test to detect the presence of HPV, a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer. During the HPV test, a healthcare provider will collect a sample of cells from the cervix, which examines the presence of HPV.
The Pap test (also known as the Pap smear) has been the most commonly used cervical screening test for many years. During the Pap test, a healthcare provider will collect a small sample of cells from the cervix, which is probed for abnormal or pre-cancerous changes.
Co-testing is a combination of the Pap test and the HPV test. During co-testing, a healthcare provider will collect a sample of cells from the cervix for both the Pap test and the HPV test.
When you attend your cervical screening appointment, our practice nurse or doctor will perform the test in a private room. Our well-trained Private GP in London will make every effort to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease during the test. The healthcare professional will use a small, soft brush to take a sample of cells from your cervix. You may experience slight discomfort during this process, but it is usually not painful. After the sample is collected, it is sent to a laboratory for examination.
Cervical screening (also known as a smear test) is a simple procedure that checks the health of a woman’s cervix. It concerns taking a sample of cells from the cervix. The cells are probed under a microscope to detect any changes that could lead to cervical cancer. Early detection of abnormal cells can help prevent the development of cervical cancer.
Our gynaecologists advise all women aged 25 to 64 years should have cervical screening. Women aged 25 to 49 years should get screened every 3 years. While women aged 50 to 64 years should get screened every 5 years.
The procedure is generally not painful, but some people may experience mild discomfort or cramping.
Cervical screening can detect pre-cancerous cells early, allowing for prompt treatment and prevention of cervical cancer.
The best way to reduce your risk of getting HPV is to practice safe sex using condoms and confine your number of sexual partners. Also, vaccination can help protect against certain types of HPV.