Gynaecological Services

Gynaecological Services

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Gynaecology Outpatients

Gynaecology Outpatients are seen in clinic 4C, with the the exception of Early Pregnancy Diagnostic Unit (EPDU) patients who are seen in the Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU).

Range of services

We provide the following services:
  • Andrology
  • Colposcopy
  • Early Pregnancy Diagnostic Unit (EPDU)
  • Fertility - including I.U.I. procedures
  • General gynaecology
  • Gynae-oncology rapid access clinic
  • Gynae-endocrine / Gynae – hormone clinic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy/D+C
  • Laparoscopic sterilisation
  • Laparoscopy and dye test
  • Laser cone biopsy
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Pregnancy advice
  • Urogynaecology
  • Vulval
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Further Information

What to expect at your gynaecology appointment

You have been referred to have investigations/to be diagnosed or to commence treatment for your gynaecological problem(s). Please refer to your appointment letter for details of the location, date, and time of your appointment.

You will be seen by one of the medical or nursing staff within this department. We are a teaching hospital therefore healthcare students (medical/ midwifery students) may be in attendance. If however you wish for them not to be present please inform the receptionist on arrival.
You are also welcome to bring one person along with you to your appointment. On occasion, they may need to wait in a designated area before the appointment as waiting areas can become very busy.
Once you are checked in with the receptionist you will be directed to the waiting room within the clinic. Patients from different clinics may also be in the waiting room.

Frequently asked questions

Will I be examined?
The doctor or nurse will call you into the clinic room and ask you about the reasons for your referral, and about your past history of other conditions, pregnancies, or surgery. They will then decide if an examination is necessary; this may be an abdominal or vaginal examination, this may also include performing a speculum depending on your symptoms.

 Most women attending the Gynaecology clinic have a gynaecological examination in order to help make a diagnosis and aid their treatment. A vaginal ultrasound scan may also be performed if necessary.

Will there be a chaperone?

We will offer you a chaperone to support you during examination and to provide assistance to the healthcare professional.
Is the examination painful?
The examination can be uncomfortable, but it should not be unduly painful.  If you have concerns about your examination, please discuss with the doctor or nurse in the clinic.
Can I request a female doctor?
Yes, you can. This may delay the opportunity to give you an earlier appointment. If this is an important issue to you, please contact the department in advance or inform the receptionist when you book in. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.
What do I need to bring with me?
  • Details of your last menstrual period & menstrual diary, if still having periods
  • A list of your medications including Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Any previous clinical information if you have it available, such as letters, scan reports, or anything else you feel may be useful.
Outpatient clinics:
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Last updated18 Mar 2024
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