Usually, you begin by seeing your GP, who will ask you about your symptoms.
Your GP may do an internal vaginal examination and press down on your tummy at the same time to feel for anything unusual in your pelvis. This is sometimes called an internal pelvic examination.
You might have a blood test and you may be asked to give a sample of your urine for testing.
Your GP may arrange other tests or refer you directly to a gynaecologist – a doctor who specialises in treating conditions of a woman’s reproductive system.
You will usually be referred urgently (within two weeks) for a clinic appointment if you have:
- vaginal bleeding after the menopause
- a lump in the pelvis that your GP can feel
- ongoing vaginal bleeding in between your periods after a normal pelvic examination.