Dr. med. Liv Fünfgeld

Praxis für Allgemein- und Manualmedizin

Precaution

General check-up (from 35 years)

In our office, we perform a general health checkup for all adults from the age of 35 at the expense of the state health insurance. For men, the screening from the age of 45 is supplemented by the cancer screening, women must see a gynecologist for the cancer screening from the age of 20 .

The preparation includes a blood and urine test, through which, among other things, the most important metabolic diseases such as diabetes and dyslipidemia are examined. We also measure your blood pressure, pulse and write an ECG.

At a second appointment, which takes place usually in the early morning or afternoon consultation, we carry out a full medical examination and inform you of all the findings from the previous tests.

The health screening is repeated every two years.

cancer screening men (from 45 years)

The cancer screening is also carried out by our doctor. During the cancer screening the anal and genital area are examined for palpable and visible changes. A stool test for hidden blood is one that may be indicative for intestinal diseases.

We also offer to take a blood sample, in which the tumor parameters for the prostate are examined. This blood test is no longer accepted by the state health insurance companies for several years now and can therefore be offered only as self-pay performance.

advice for precautionary colonoscopy (from 55 years)

You should do the exam, because colorectal cancer is the most common of malignant tumors in Germany. Through a regular screening benign precursors of colorectal cancer as eg polyps are detected and removed immediately. A colonoscopy can prevent colorectal cancer!

Do not fear the colonoscopy!

The colonoscopy is an examination of the large bowel (colon) with a thin and flexible tube called a colonoscope. At the end there is a light source and a tiny lens, with which the physician can see changes on the intestinal wall. The doctor proceeds his way with the flexible colonoscope slowly from the anus up to the transition into the small intestine. Here some air is let out in the intestine. So it is smoothed and the mucosa visible. The doctor can now detect the smallest changes. It is very important that the colon is empty for the exam. That's why you get a laxative before the examination. If desired, you can sleep (sedation or general anesthetic), so you barely feel the examination at all.