Men's Health

In addition to regular GP services, we can provide relevant advice and screening for various conditions specific to men. These include

  • Cancer (Prostate for men over 40, Testicular for men over 20)
  • Hypertension (blood pressure checks)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mental Health problems
  • Sexual and Psychosexual problems
  • STI screening
  • Fertility issues
  • We can also check your cardiac risk and arrange further investigations if necessary, either in our surgery or by further referral.

Well Man

This requires a double consultation and will be geared towards your age and specific complaints, taking into account your past medical history.

The medical will include:

  • Comprehensive history taking (including family history)
  • Full physical examination and urinalysis.
  • Blood tests may be done as appropriate (you should fast for 12 hours for cholesterol and diabetes screening so book an early morning appointment).
  • ECG will be done if aged over 50.
  • We also check your BMI (body mass index) and cardiac risk and advise accordingly.

STI Screening

We offer a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections. Unfortunately there are a large number of such infections in circulation, many of which can be picked up easily by men or women. They include

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Genital warts
  • Trichomonas
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
In many cases you may not even know you are infected so therefore can pass on an infection to a partner without realising it.

All of our clinical staff have specific further training in this area so can do all of the necessary swabs and blood tests. A morning appointment is preferable so samples reach the lab in good time. This service is beneficial whether you have symptoms of infection (these include discharge, pain, lumps, sores, burning in urine), or if you and your partner simply want to know you are both free of infection. We realize this is a sensitive subject so we provide the service with discretion and confidentiality.

You may find it easier to come for such testing in the privacy of a GP surgery rather than a busy public STI clinic in a hospital.

If you are attending for an STI screening, please do not pass urine for at least an hour prior to your appointment. (This applies to men only)

 

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