Gynaecological check-ups are a crucial part of women’s health care. Not only are they important for early detection of diseases, but they also allow for proper monitoring of gynaecological and reproductive health. Despite this, many women still avoid these check-ups due to lack of information or fear. At Palm Mar Medical Center we explain why gynaecological check-ups are vital for women’s health and why you should not avoid them.
The importance of gynaecological check-ups
Gynaecological check-ups are an important aspect of women’s health care. During a gynaecological check-up, the medical professional will perform a series of tests and examinations to assess the health of the female reproductive system. One of the most common tests is a cervical cytology, which involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix for analysis in a laboratory. This test can detect abnormalities in cervical cells that may indicate the presence of pre-cancerous or cancerous cells.
Another frequently performed test is a pelvic examination of the reproductive organs. During this examination, the health of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic structures is assessed by the medical professional. In addition, screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and other diseases that can affect gynaecological health may be performed.
It is important to note that the frequency of gynaecological check-ups will depend on a woman’s age, medical history and other risk factors. In general, it is recommended that women start having annual gynaecological check-ups from the age of 21. However, if a woman has a family history of gynaecological cancer or has other risk factors, her gynaecologist may recommend more frequent screenings.
At Palm Mar Medical Center, our team of highly trained and experienced gynecologists is committed to women’s gynecological health. We perform complete gynecological check-ups that are personalized for each patient, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best results. Don’t miss the opportunity to take care of your gynaecological health and schedule your check-up at our medical centre.
Breast pathologies: early diagnosis and treatment
Early diagnosis and timely treatment are essential in the management of breast disease. Early detection of any abnormality or change in the breast can make a big difference to the prognosis and quality of life of patients. It is therefore important to have regular check-ups and to be alert to any symptoms that may indicate a problem, such as changes in the size or shape of the breast, pain, nipple discharge, among others.
In addition, there are specific diagnostic tests, such as mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, which allow us to evaluate the breasts and detect possible pathologies. In our blog post on breast cancer we talk more in depth about the importance of self-examination and screening tests.
At Palm Mar Medical Center, we offer a personalised and multidisciplinary approach to breast pathologies, with a team of highly qualified specialists and the latest technological advances in diagnosis and treatment.
Obstetrics: monitoring pregnancy for a healthy pregnancy
Pregnancy monitoring is essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy for both mother and baby. Obstetrics is the medical specialty responsible for providing care during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. During pregnancy monitoring, regular tests and check-ups are performed to detect possible complications and to ensure that the development of the foetus is progressing properly. In addition, the obstetrician provides important information and advice for a healthy pregnancy and preparing for childbirth. It is important to schedule follow-up pregnancy appointments and follow the obstetrician’s recommendations to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
As part of pregnancy monitoring, ultrasounds are an essential tool to monitor the development of the foetus and detect possible abnormalities. During the first trimester, an ultrasound scan is performed to confirm gestational age, check that the pregnancy is intrauterine, verify foetal vitality and rule out possible chromosomal abnormalities. During the second and third trimester, other ultrasounds are performed to verify foetal growth and wellbeing, evaluate the placenta, measure the amniotic fluid, among other aspects. Ultrasounds are a safe and non-invasive way to obtain valuable information about the state of health of the foetus and to take preventive or corrective measures if necessary. It is important to follow the obstetrician’s recommendations regarding the number and frequency of ultrasound scans needed to ensure a complete monitoring of the pregnancy.
Our medical centre in the south of Tenerife has professionals specialised in gynaecology and obstetrics for the care of women during pregnancy and postpartum.
Gynaecological check-ups are essential for women’s health care. Not only do they allow for early detection of possible pathologies, but they are also an opportunity to receive information and advice on healthy habits and prevention. At Palm Mar Medical Center, we are committed to the integral care of women’s health and we offer personalised and quality attention in our gynaecology and obstetrics consultations. Do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment to take care of your gynaecological and obstetric health in the south of Tenerife.