What is it?

Your visit starts with a conversation with the gynaecologist about any possible problems. This is followed, if necessary, by an external and/or internal examination of the genitals. To this end, you will be asked to take a seat in the gynaecological examination chair or on the examination table.

When is it indicated?

This can be once, twice or three times a year for ‘routine’ check-ups.


The examination usually consists of four parts: the speculum examination, the internal examination, the gynaecological ultrasound examination and the breast examination.

Centres and specialist areas

General gynaecology

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Van Den Broecke Dirk