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Menopausal Screening

Who is it for?

For any woman experiencing symptoms of the menopause.

The menopause occurs when your periods cease. This usually happens naturally around the age of 50, but may occur earlier due to illness or because of treatment such as having the ovaries removed surgically or having radiotherapy treatment to the pelvis.


  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Joint achesĀ 
  • Mood change

How often?

Every year


What does it involve?

  • 30 minute consultation with a consultant gynaecologist
  • Full history taking + abdominal and pelvic examination
  • BMI and blood pressure assessment
  • Cervical smear test
  • Blood tests including
  • Haemoglobin
  • Thyroid function test
  • Fasting blood glucose
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Fasting lipid (cholesterol) profile
  • CA125 (ovarian cancer screen)


‘Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14’

21 August 2019

Miss Adeola Olaitan contributed to this BBC article about ovarian cancer in very young women When 14-year-old Kelliyah started experiencing severe abdominal pain, she initially blamed it on one too many fizzy drinks and a lack of exercise. She lived with the persistent symptoms for weeks before going to hospital. But once she did, doctors […]

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