- Offering early morning appointments: 8.30 am on 3 days and 8.00 am 2 days
- Developing a lifestyle plan with the patient
- Offering a reminder service should someone miss/forget a follow up appointment
- Encouraging realistic goals to achieve successful outcomes
Appointments are made for routine surgeries by contacting reception. The main issues men present with include:
- Raised blood pressure, heart disease and concerns about both
- Minor illness
- Anxiety, depression and other psychological illness
- Muscular problems, backache and sports injuries
- Asthma, bronchitis and chest problems.
- Sexual health, issues around sexuality
- Urinary and genital problems/concerns
- Work/relationship related stress and fatigue
- Chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy etc.
- Old age related disease and disability.
By engaging with our patients, the staff at the Clinic aim to make positive interventions by treating, managing and supporting men and linking them to the appropriate resources around us.
The service consists of an appointment with the doctor for full review of sexual health, advice and clinical examination followed by blood tests / samples as appropriate, taken by practice nurse. Results are discussed at a follow up visit within 2 weeks.
Where necessary treatment such a cryotherapy for warts is undertaken as part of the service and referral to specialist service will be advised and arranged if needed. The service is completely confidential and can be arranged by contacting reception at short notice where necessary.
The following are the principal Sexually Tramsmitted Infections (STI’s) diseases which may be contracted in Ireland:
- Genital Warts
- Genital herpes
- Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
What are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’S)?
They are infections caused by viruses or bacteria which can be passed from one partner to another during sexual contact. They can cause serious and long term damage if not treated appropriately.
What Are The Symptoms?
There are often no physical or visible symptoms, however if you are sexually active and develop any of the following conditions you should contact us immediately.
- Sores in the genital area
- Irritation oritching in the genital area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain while going to the toilet
- Unusual discharges from your vagina
Who Can Get an STI?
Anybody can be infected with an STI from one sexual contact with an infested person. STI’s are very common but are often lie dormant for considerable periods of time. It is often quite possible that your sexual partner may have an STI but be unaware of the fact and so would be unaware that they had passed an STI on to you. The most effective way to prevent the transfer of an STI during sexual contact is to use a condom properly.