At the Cremore Clinic we offer Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections in a dedicated Clinic. If you have had unprotected intercourse then you are at risk of picking up sexually transmitted infections.
Please ring 8344611 and make a Dedicated Clinic appointment. You do not need to tell reception what type of clinic you need although it is useful for us to know. See below for more information on infections that can be picked up sexually.
We are particularly interested in assessing couples with sub-fertility and offer this as a special consultation. Contraception
If you would like more detail on the various methods of contraception commonly used in Ireland, we recommend this useful site: www.thinkcontraception.ie
Such an event can be a very stressful and frightening time. The doctors can offer confidential and supportive advice on all options that are available to you. Please phone reception on 8344611 and book an appointment.
There is some useful information on the following link: www.crisispregnancy.ie
Sexual Health Screening
There are many common sexually transmitted infections that we screen for in The Cremore Clinic.
Chlamydia is one of the most commonly picked up sexually transmitted infections. One half of the infected men and around 70% of infected women do not have symptoms. Two thirds of the sexual partners of chlamydia-positive individuals are also positive for chlamydia infections. Chlamydia is very treatable with a course of antibiotics. It is usually checked for by doing a swab or sometimes an early morning urine sample. Samples are sent to the National Virus Reference Laboratory and results are usually back in one week. Nowadays we can often check for gonorrhoea on the same sample.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that usually causes symptoms in men but can be symptom free in women. Gonorrhoea is less common but can cause a lot of similar type problems to chlamydia. There are a few other common bacteria we check for usually in women with similar swabs done at the same time. These include Gardnerella and Trichomonas.
HIV and Hepatitis B are also sexually transmitted infections. These are checked with a simple blood sample. All of these infections including HIV are now treatable. HIV is not curable but is now very manageable. Our doctors are very experienced in doing these checks.