Sexual Health Screening
Sexual Health Screening

Sexual Health (Gum) Screening With Gynaeuk


Gynae UK is a private gynaecology clinic in London. We test for STDs in our clinic in a very convenient, discreet and professional manner paying great attention to the comfort and well-being of our patients. We have decades of experience in helping patients to feel relaxed and at ease during what is, to most people, unpleasant experience in and of itself.

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Why you choose us as the clinic for your private (GUM) screening in London

There are several benefits to be enjoyed when you choose us as your private sexual health (GUM) screening. Some of them are:

  • Well-trained highly experienced staff who are very discreet, dedicated and helpful
  • Extended hours service until 9 pm on weekdays and weekend appointments.
  • Some results can be obtained and reviewed by a doctor within 24 hours
  • Use a pseudonym and our walk in service for complete anonymity
  • Availability of follow-up treatment and complete care

Undergoing The Test And Treatment

Gynae UK helps patients test for and treat STIs. In our clinic, our patients are treated with the utmost respect and care when they visit us. To commence these tests, we usually request a sample of blood, urine, or swab. Sometimes, all of them as the case may be. We send these samples to our related laboratories for the tests.

To ensure that the results we get from the tests are very accurate we use industry leading PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests for all our screening on sexual health. If you have an infection, we will reach out to you through the means you will provide and let you know about the outcome of your test in a very subtle manner. If your result turned out the way you least expected, we would help you with our next course of action — the treatment.

We offer total care for infections and diseases discovered through the test result. We offer consultations with our specialists, who will prescribe you some antibiotics and/or antiviral medications, set up your treatment plan, and some follow-up appointments to confirm everything is working well.

Why should you visit a private clinic for your STI screening?

When having a consultation with your GP, the tests and results you obtain from them are always included in your NHS Medical record. This is what helps you have continuous care at any part of the country, and it helps the NHS run its affairs effectively and smoothly. Though these procedures are good, they have some disadvantages.

This information can be accessed by your employers and insurance companies in the future if they demand it. This is typically as a part of their process of employment or insurance underwriting. Any diagnoses will remain on your file and may affect insurance premiums.

With Gynae UK, we are very discreet about your sexual health screening, and if you prefer a pseudonym, we can offer you that. Your results stay between you and us; no one else will ever get to know except if you want them to.

Our charges for some tests during our sexual health (GUM) screening

Test Price
Chlamydia £62
Gonorrhoea £62
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and trichomonas £94
Hepatitis A £67
Hepatitis B £40.50
Hepatitis C £50.50
Herpes I & II £72.50
HIV I & II £157
Syphilis £50.50
HPV £90

We usually charge £35 as a blood draw fee when carrying out a blood test. Urine tests and swabs for STIs carry no surcharge.

SYMPTOMS OF SOME SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AND DISEASES

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is a condition of the vagina that is mostly noticed during pregnancy. It is characterised by an unpleasant and pungent smell. Those with BV usually have a whitish or grey coloured discharge which may be very thin or watery. This condition can cause serious complications when it occurs during pregnancy, and it has some chances of reoccurrence. It is usually treated with antibiotics.

Chlamydia

This is a sexually transmitted infection contracted by unprotected sex with an infected partner. A bacterium called Chlamydia Trachomatis is responsible for this infection, and it is transferred during unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. The symptoms of this infection include fever, pain in the lower abdomen, and abnormal vaginal or penile discharge. This condition is treatable by antibiotics.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, and it is common in both men and women - most common among people between the ages of 15 to 24. This infection is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria Gonorrhoea, and it commonly affects the throat, urethra, rectum, cervix, and genitals.

Symptoms include inflammation and pain in the genitals, spotting or unusual bleeding, abnormal discharge or a burning sensation during urination. Gonorrhoea of the throat is usually contracted through oral sex, and the rectum via anal sex. It is treatable, typically with antibiotics.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is an viral infection and the virus responsible is called Herpes Simplex (HSV). It is transferred from one person to another during sexual contact - oral, anal or vaginal. Newborn babies may suffer from this infection through a condition called neonatal HSV if their mothers were infected with herpes during pregnancy. The neonatal HSV is a life-threatening condition. Genital Herpes does not have a complete cure but its symptoms can be managed with some antiviral medications.

HIV/AIDS

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) targets the immune system and weakens it. This reduces its ability to fight against diseases. It is usually transferred through unprotected sexual intercourse with an already infected partner, sharing of needles and other sharp objects like those used for injections, and can also be transferred from an infected mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

When HIV gets to its final stage, it usually develops a syndrome called AIDS. This occurs when the body has lost all of its ability to fight against life-threatening infections. HIV has no cure though there are treatments available. These treatments get better as the years go by and HIV can be managed in patients so that they live completely normal lives.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is usually transferred during unprotected oral, anal or vaginal sex with an infected person. HPV commonly affects the cervix, vagina, penis, head, mouth, and vulva. There is no cure for HPV, but its symptoms can be managed with some medications and many people do not develop symptoms at all as the body clears the infection naturally.

Syphilis

Syphilis is an infection which can be spread through vaginal, oral or anal sex with someone infected with syphilis. It is treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed and treatment is commenced early into the infection.

The bug may enter the body through your skin or mucus membranes. As such, it can also be transmitted by kissing someone with a sore or even simply skin to skin contact if you come into contact with a sore or chancre. If left untreated, Syphilis will progress through stages and can even result in death. It can be treated via antibiotics.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease. Its causative parasite is a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV). The symptoms in men usually include irritation on their penis and discharge from the penis, pain during urination and a burning sensation after ejaculation or during urination. Women usually experience discharge with an unpleasant smell, pains during urination and itching of the genitals. It is a treatable condition and antibiotics are typically used for treatment.

Viral Hepatitis

This is a disease that affects the liver, and it is caused by hepatitis virus A, B, C, D and E. It can be contracted through direct anal or oral sexual contact. The symptoms of this infection are the pain of the muscles, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, headache, diarrhoea, stomach ache and dark-looking urine.

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON SEXUAL HEALTH.

What should I expect during a sexual health appointment?

On your first arrival to a sexual health clinic in London, you will be asked to register with the clinic, you can use any name you wish - however if you are sharing your results with a partner then we do advise you use your real name! Upon registering, if you are currently experiencing symptoms, we recommend that you see our doctor for examination and diagnosis. We advise you to be honest with your doctor so that they can do their job properly. We do not judge anybody for what they do in their own time, and have been screening people for decades, please be honest and don’t leave anything out as you may end up sabotaging your own health.

How long will I wait for my test results?

The tests for some sexually transmitted infections like HIV and Syphilis are performed via blood test and results will be ready within 24 hours. Bacterial testing such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea may take up to 4 working days as the samples need to be grown in the lab on a culture. It is very important to avoid sexual activities until the results are ready as you may risk transmitting an infection to your partner.

Can I undergo the tests while I’m on my period?

It is possible but we do not advise to undergo vaginal swab testing when you are on your period.

What is involved in an STI test?

For an STI test to be carried out, some samples from your body will be taken. This may involve getting a swab from your mouth if you need to undergo an HIV test. A urethral swab is usually needed; the fluids from your vagina or the tip of your penis will be collected. Sometimes, blood and urine are used.

What are the questions to expect before undergoing a test for STD?

When you get to a sexual health or GUM clinic, you will be asked the following questions:

  • When last did you have sexual intercourse?
  • Have you had unprotected sex?

What are the symptoms you are currently experiencing?

You will never be judged by the staff of a sexual health clinic; they are trained to keep all your details confidential. The questions they ask will help in getting you diagnosed properly. When the diagnosis is correct, you will be offered treatments that will help resolve your condition as soon as possible.

How can I best protect myself from STIs?

You can best protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections by ensuring you practice safe sex, especially with new partners. Whether the result of your test is positive or negative, it is still important for you to practice safe sex.

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Contact Info

Phone: 020 7183 0692

Email: info@gynaeuk.com

Address:

Suite B,117A Harley St
Marylebone, London
W1G 6AT, UK

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri : 9.00 - 21.00

Sat - Sun: 10.00 - 14.00