Mr Braithwaite’s services cover the full life of a woman’s sexual health, from early conversations about contraception to pregnancy and fertility advice, menopause and ongoing sexual health.
He is proud to be able to offer everything under one roof, so should a blood test or other procedure be needed, you can rest assured that this can be done quickly and with minimal disruption to your day.
He is particularly interested in the following areas;
Annual gynaecology health check
This includes a breast examination, abdominal check, blood pressure, cervical smear and transvaginal ultrasound.
If any changes are found and it’s recommend to have follow up testing, these can also be undertaken in the clinic.
Cervical Smear Tests and Colposcopy
We recommend a smear test is undertaken annually, as these help to prevent cervical cancer. By having an annual test, it provides an early detection of any changes. Results for smear tests are available within 48 hours.
If any unusual changes are detected during your smear test, we recommend a follow up colposcopy, a simple procedure used to take a closer look at your cervix and examine the cells, and these are carried out at the clinic.
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women and, as with all cancers, early diagnosis can have a dramatic impact on prognosis.
At the clinic, we offer an ovarian cancer tumour marker test – CA-125. This is a blood test and results are back in 24 hours. Should you need additional screening following this, we are also able to perform transvaginal ultrasounds.
Diagnosis of Gynaecological conditions
It can be tempting to dismiss any irregularities that occur with your cycle, but gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian symptoms) can cause pain and distress to those suffering from them. We would always encourage you to get any irregularities checked out, as early diagnosis and treatment can transform a patient’s life.
Although Mr Braithwaite no longer delivers babies, he has a wealth of experience which enables him to provide guidance on pregnancy and any related issues, along with booking and providing any scans or tests that may be required.
Menopause has gained greater visibility over the past few years and, while some women cope well with the physical and psychological changes, for others the impact is profound.
Effective diagnosis and treatment can help alleviate any negative symptoms you may be experiencing. At the clinic, we offer blood tests to detect your hormone levels, and use these as a starting point for treatment.
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Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. Their vision is to see a future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past and until that day they want to reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical cell changes and cervical cancer. Jo’s provides the highest quality information and support and campaign for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.
As a gynaecologist, I am very keen on raising awareness about the importance of regular screening for women to prevent cervical cancer. I am also delighted to announce that I will now be part of Jo’s Trust’s ‘Ask the Expert’ panel, a support service that is available on their website. Anybody is free to submit questions anonymously to have them answered by an experienced and qualified doctor. I am also working with the trust as part of their ‘Peer Reviewer’ programme, helping them to review content and information released by the trust, to ensure they are providing the most accurate resources to their patients and community.