Your gynaecologist can run a wide range of different tests to find out what is wrong. When you visit your doctor at the private gynaecology practice, you might need to have a blood or urine test, or to have a smear taken for testing. Sometimes, your doctor will be able to diagnose your condition and prescribe medication to make you feel better after these simple tests. However, in some cases, you may need some additional investigative procedures.
One of the diagnostic procedures that your doctor might recommend is a colposcopy. A colposcopy is a non-invasive procedure that enables your doctor to take a closer look at the cervix. A solution is applied to the cervix to make abnormal cells show up when examined through the colposcope. You are most likely to need a colposcopy at a private gynaecology practice if you have had an abnormal result from a cervical smear.
Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery techniques may be needed in private gynaecology practice during both diagnosis and treatment. Instruments can be inserted into your abdomen though several tiny incisions in order to give your doctor a look at what is going on. The procedure is conducted under a general anaesthetic, and your abdomen will be filled with carbon dioxide gas to make enough space for your doctor to get a good view with the laparoscope, which has its own light. Other instruments will be inserted through additional incisions if a treatment is to be performed.
A hysteroscopy is a surgical investigation that enables your gynaecologist to look at the inside of your uterus. It is usually performed under a general anaesthetic using a special instrument called a hysteroscopy, which is inserted through your cervix. This means that there won’t be any surgical incisions, and while it may sound uncomfortable, the anaesthetic will ensure that you don’t feel anything during the procedure.