Women can receive care from a gynecologist for a number of issues, including heavy bleeding during periods, infertility, fibroids, pain during sexual intercourse, osteoporosis and ovarian cysts.
For women who are sexually active, seeking contraception is another common treatment that gynecologists can help with. Some women also come to see their gynecologist during menopause to get relief from different hormonal changes in their bodies. Others may be suffering from vaginal laxity, pelvic floor damage, and sexual dysfunction, and they choose to have tightening procedures such as ThermiVa or FemiLift to restore appearance and function.
During a typical gynecologist visit, the gynecologist inspects the woman’s genital and pelvic area to ensure everything looks healthy. They may also perform certain tests to make sure there are no underlying problems. These can include pap smears to check for cervical cancer and other screenings to check for STDs. Women may also be eligible for vaccination against HPV, a virus that can cause several different kinds of cancers.
During pregnancy, women require specialized care to make sure the baby is developing properly and that their body is coping well with the changes. Dr. Navizadeh, Dr. Tzeng, and Dr. Uaje offer many different types of obstetric services, including physical exams, ultrasounds to check on the baby’s development, and lab and blood work to monitor the mother’s health. Women seeking a natural C-section birth, in which the mother gets to immediately hold her baby after delivery, will be pleased that Valencia Center for Women’s Health offers this type of delivery.
Women should see a gynecologist at least once a year to have a pelvic exam and possibly a pap smear. This allows the gynecologist to monitor the patient’s feminine health.
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