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09 Jan 2013

First Gynae App

I''m going for my first gynae appointment and I also have to go for a papsmeer. Could you tell me if this is usually included in your first appointment or if its extra? I''m a private client so I can also have this done at my local pharmacy but would prefer to have it all done in one go.

Also, my GP and I suspect I I have PCOS, would a gynae usually just do a sonar or can I expect to have to pay extra for blood tests as well? I would like to budget for this.

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01 Jan 0001

The pap smear is generally part of the consultation but you would have to pay the lab fee extra. I can't tell whether blood tests will be necessary. It would depend on your symptoms and the doctor's assessment.

Best wishes
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