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At Dr.Dropin, our general practitioners perform all regular gynecological examinations and will refer you to a gynecologist if medically indicated and you are in need of further evaluation by a specialist and ultrasound examination. You do not need referral to see our gynecologists.

We offer gynecologists at certain days and clinics, you will find further information here.

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Regular gynecological check ups

Women are recommended regular gynecological check ups, and in Norway all women are recommended to have a Pap smear every 3rd year after the age of 25. Furthermore, it is recommended to contact a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:


  • Bleeding between periods and/or bleeding in relation to sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Burning or itching sensation
  • Painfull periods
  • Pain or discomfort in the genital regions
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Post- or perimenopausal symptoms
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal or uterine prolapse

Gynecological examination

A gynecological examination is not painful for most women, but some may feel some discomfort. If you have questions relating to the examination, you may talk to the doctors beforehand and explain your concerns.

What is a gynecologist?

Gynecologists are doctors specialized in women’s health, as well as pregnancy and childbirth. Our gynecologists have wide experience in evaluating and treating gynecological problems and diseases. Gynecology involves the health of the female reproductive organs, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and vagina. Diseases may include infections and sexually transmitted diseases, tumors, menstruation and fertility issues, hormone disorders, incontinence.

What happens during a gynecological examination?

If there is reason to suspect a gynecological disorder, the doctor will perform a gynecological examination. The doctor will first examine the external reproductive organs, after which he or she will examine the internal reproductive organs using a specialized instrument called a speculum to evaluate the vagina and the cervix. Using one or two fingers the doctor may also do a bimanual examination of the pelvic organs. During the gynecological examination, necessary tests will be performed depending on your symptoms and what is suspected. The general practitioners and gynecologists at Dr.Dropin may take bacterial swab tests, which may include checking for sexually transmitted diseases, and Pap smears. Our gynecologists may do further examination with ultrasound and biopsies. The majority of symptoms are related to benign conditions that are easily treated.

Written by: General Practitioner Anne Marte Ladim
Last updated: 24. March 2020
Est. reading time: 2-3 minutes

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