Expat Life in Dubai

The visit to the OB GYN

March 13, 2012

So I’ll talk about my recent visit to the OB GYN yesterday. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the gory details. 🙂

I have been researching for a good gynecologist here in Dubai since only God knows how long now. I used to go to Belhoul Specialty Hospital but since they lost the result of a very expensive test they did to me, I kinda lost interest in them. You see, here in the UAE, OB GYN visits will cost you a fortune and I’m not even exaggerating it. If you’re normal like I am, you’d do a pap smear every year just to make sure that everything is alright for you down there. It’s probably my least favorite thing to do but I don’t really have a choice don’t I? Luckily, I found a doctor. A very good one. She is Dr. Ferdos Alsaiegh of Manchester Clinic. She was very thorough and would explain all the things you need to know of the procedures and tests that she’ll be doing to you and would also give you sound advices on what tests/procedures you should be getting appropriate to your age. I went there for a simple pap smear but ended up doing a lot of other tests including an HPV shot which was highly recommended by her and is probably the most important thing I did while there.

According to my research,

How can people prevent HPV?

There are several ways that people can lower their chances of getting HPV:

Vaccines can protect males and females against some of the most common types of HPV that can lead to disease and cancer. These vaccines are given in three shots. It is important to get all three doses to get the best protection. The vaccines are most effective when given at 11 or 12 years of age.

Girls and women: Two vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) are available to protect females against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers. One of these vaccines (Gardasil) also protects against most genital warts. Gardasil has also been shown to protect against anal, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Either vaccine is recommended for 11 and 12 year-old girls, and for females 13 through 26 years of age, who did not get any or all of the shots when they were younger. These vaccines can also be given to girls beginning at 9 years of age. It is recommended to get the same vaccine brand for all three doses, whenever possible.

Boys and men: One available vaccine (Gardasil) protects males against most genital warts and anal cancers. This vaccine is available for boys and men, 9 through 26 years of age.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It was quite an expensive vaccine though, AED800 per shot and you’ll be required to do three of it. Second shot will be done after a month from your first vaccine while the third one will be done after 6 months from the second shot. After completing the vaccinations, you’ll be protected for approximately nine years.

Anyway, I would highly recommend Manchester Clinic and Dr. Ferdos Alsaiegh to anyone who is looking for a good OB GYN here in Dubai but of course you’ll have to consider the fact that I’m single and not expecting a baby anytime soon. So if you’re like me, who just want to have a check-up or tests to be done on you just to make sure that everything is alright down there, then you can go to them.

Manchester Clinic
Jumeira Beach Road
04 3440300
9am-1pm | 4pm-8pm
Sat – Thursday(1/2 day)

You should book an appointment before visiting. I did my appointment through the online form that they have and confirmed everything to me through email.

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