Your gynecologist is a specialist who is dedicated to and experienced in women’s health care, with particular attention to the reproductive system. The overall health of a woman is often strongly correlated with the health of her reproductive system.
A solid relationship with your gynecologist and a practice that knows you, your body, and your unique needs can be very important for maintaining your health, addressing any issues, and preparing for the future. There are many conditions that can be treated or assisted by your gynecologist, in all areas of women’s reproductive care and medical needs. These include conditions requiring treatment and life developments that can be assisted with gynecological care and advice.
Some women’s health conditions that are frequently handled with a gynecologist include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Vaginal infections, including bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Painful menstrual periods
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Amenorrhea or the absence of menstrual periods
- Uterine or ovarian cysts
- Urinary incontinence or discomfort
- Fertility concerns or infertility
- Interstitial cystitis
- Menopause or peri-menopause
- Cervical dysplasia
- Pelvic floor disorders or pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Uterine cancer
- Ovarian cancer
There is a wide array of concerns, ranging from minor to major, that your gynecologist can help you with. Please do not hesitate to contact our practice to make an appointment to discuss any gynecological concern that you may have. If you are experiencing symptoms or otherwise believe that you have a gynecological condition, please seek qualified help.
In addition, we provide “well-woman” or general women’s health exams, which also provide an opportunity to address gynecological concerns or determine your risk for any issues.
Recognizing Your Gynecological Symptoms
Many women are uncertain if the gynecological symptoms they experience are normal or require medical care. Every woman’s body is unique, and something that may appear normal to one person may be of serious concern for another woman. Some symptoms to keep an eye out for include:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding or discharge that is different from your normal discharge or menstrual flow
- Breakthrough bleeding between your monthly menstrual cycle
- Frequent urination, urinary urgency, or burning during urination
- Bleeding after full menopause
- Pressure or pain in the pelvic area that is different from your usual menstrual cramping
- Burning, itching, redness, pain, or swelling in the vulvar or vaginal areas
- The development of cysts, sores, or lumps on the vulva or overall genital area
- Unusual or severe pain with wanted sexual contact
Many gynecological conditions or symptoms can be easily treated and can result from common or minor infections. However, when infections remain untreated they can become far more serious; your symptoms may also be signs of more significant issues or may mimic other conditions.
Gynecologists are a real resource for a woman’s health in all stages of her life. From well-woman exams and birth control to the treatment of gynecological conditions, you can turn to our gynecology specialists to support the health and wellness of your reproductive system.