Women’s Health FAQ
How soon can I have an appointment?
We have a consultant gynaecologist available almost every weekday. You can usually have an appointment booked in within 24 hours. In some cases, depending on availability, you may be able to have your appointment scheduled for the same day as well.
Can I have a scan at the same appointment?
After assessing your condition your consultant may refer you to have a scan. This can be done on the same day in our X-Ray and imaging department.
However, if you require a specialised scan outside of 108 Harley Street, our team will help you with referrals and guide you on where and how you can get these done.
Which consultant will I see?
After assessing your condition your consultant may refer you to have a scan. This can be done on the same day in our X-Ray and You are free to book an appointment with our consultant, who is available almost every weekday. We request you to call ahead, if available you could have an appointment on the same day as well.
How long does it take to get my test results?
Your test results are usually available within 5 days. Your consultant will go over your results in details at the time of your appointment. A copy of the results will also be sent to your you.
How much does it cost?
The costs range from £250 for initial consultation to £350 for a second opinion and £180 to £225 for follow-up consultations. There are additional charges for any investigations or diagnostic tests. More information.
Where will my procedures take place?
Your procedures under local anaesthetic will be carried out within our day surgery unit in the clinic itself.
Will I feel any discomfort after my procedure?
Almost an hour post your procedure your local anaesthesia will begin to wear off and you may experience discomfort from the procedure site. However, this can take several hours. If this is the case, we advise you take a paracetamol to help subside the pain but if it is unbearable you can call our team for assistance.
What if my wound starts to bleed?
In the unlikely event that you bleed following surgery; don’t panic! We recommend that you sit down and press the dressing of your wound firmly for 15 minutes.
What do I do if I notice changes in my wound?
Although wound infection is rare, you should still be aware of any changes to your wound site and its surrounding areas. Some tenderness, redness and swelling is normal after skin surgery. If you experience ongoing redness, pain, swelling, or oozing or you develop a fever we urge you to contact the clinic immediately.
When can I resume my activities?
Avoid swimming or other activities where the treatment area is immersed in water until the stiches have come off or is no longer visible and for longer if required. We highly recommend avoiding strenuous exercises or activity that would significantly stretch the wound should also be avoided until the wound has had time to heal (at least 2-3 weeks).
Can I take a shower post my operation?
It’s quite safe to get your wound damp (not wet) after the 3rd day following your surgery; the dressing covering your wound is mostly waterproof, although soaking your wound in a bath, or swimming, is not recommended for 2 weeks.