Men’s Health

We are acutely aware of the increased interest men are taking in their own health, and aim to provide a comprehensive range of services to match that interest. 

Whether it’s testicular cancer awareness in younger men or prostatic issues in older men, we can advise and investigate as necessary. However, we always remain aware that the biggest cause of premature illness and death in Irish men remains heart disease, so don’t be surprised if we bring the conversation around to your diet, your cholesterol or your lifestyle.

We offer advice on all aspects of your health and wellbeing, and also offer well man screening, which includes a thorough personal history, family history of relevant illnesses, examination including weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, ECG (heart tracing) plus prostate or testicular examination if appropriate. You will also have fasting bloods taken.

If you are interested in this service, please contact reception to arrange a suitable appointment.

We offer a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections in Clifden Medical Practice (STI Screening). Unfortunately there are a large number of such infections in circulation, many of which can be picked up easily by men or women. They include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, trichomonas, hepatitis B, HIV, syphilis, herpes. In many cases you may not even know you are infected so therefore can pass on an infection to a partner without realising it.

A morning appointment is preferable so samples reach the lab in good time. This service is beneficial whether you have symptoms of infection (these include discharge, pain, lumps, sores, burning in urine), or if you and your partner simply want to know you are both free of infection. We realise this is a sensitive subject so we provide the service with discretion and confidentiality.

You may find it easier to come for such testing in the privacy of a GP surgery rather than a busy public STI clinic in a hospital.

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