At Ross Medical we offer a range of services specific to women.
These include advice regarding:
- Menstrual complaints
- Breast complaints
- Gynaecological problems including cervical screening
- Pregnancy care
- Fertility testing
- Sexual health issues
Please make an appointment if you wish to discuss any of these services.
All of our doctors are able to advise you regarding your health in this area but we are fortunate to have a number of doctors with a special interest in Women's Health including Dr Brenda Moran, Dr Rosemary Kelliher, Dr Martin Flynn and Dr Fíona Coffey.
A smear test is a simple procedure where a small brush is used to sample cells from the neck of the womb. It only takes minutes and is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix. Cervical Check is Ireland's National Screening Service for detecting abnormal cells. This scheme recommends the following:
Currently women aged between 25-45 should have a smear test every 3 years and then every 5 years from age 45-60.
Please visit www.cervicalcheck.ie to ensure you are registered for this programme and to check when your next smear is due.
Breast Check is Ireland’s National Breast Screening Programme. Breast screening is where a mammogram (an x-ray of the breast) is used to detect abnormalities in the breast. Breast check calls women for mammograms every two years. This service is available to all women aged 50 to 69. If breast cancer is found early, it is easier to treat and a woman has a higher chance of a good recovery. No screening tool is 100 per cent effective and breast screening dose not find all breast cancers, but screening in other countries has been shown to lower the number of women dying from breast cancer, and these lives are saved because cancers are diagnosed and treated earlier than they would have been without screening.
In Ireland BreastCheck invites eligible women for their free mammogram every two year years. Please visit
https://www.breastcheck.ie for more information and to register for this programme.
Bowel Screen is the National Bowel Screening Programme. Bowel screening can detect changes in the bowel before cancer develops. It can also detect cancer at an early stage, making it more treatable.
BowelScreen offers a free home test to men and women aged 60 to 69 every two years. The quick and easy to use test is non-invasive and can be done in your own home. Please visit https://www.bowelscreen.ie for more information and to register for this programme.
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