The procedures and treatments of professional gynecology services
Obstetrics and gynecology often get clumped together when referring to the doctor who assists with women’s health matters. However, obstetrics and gynecology, though pertaining to reproductive health, have different focuses.
Obstetrics is the focus of pregnancy, childbirth, and the period after giving birth known as post-partum. Gynecology, on the other hand, is focused on female reproductive health. The field of gynecology is quite expansive, so this is quick overview of the fundamental professional gynecological services you can expect from the gynecologist of your choosing.
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Regular well women exams
Annual well women exams are yearly medical check-ups with your gynecologist. They generally consist of a review of your medical history and health, as well as various screenings like breast exams, blood work, pelvic exam and Pap smear. It’s also standard to either be offered testing for STIs, though you can also request these tests yourself.
These types of annual exams also help build a relationship of trust and understanding with your gynecologist. Professional gynecological services are often specific to concerns or needs, whereas the annual exam allows for space to ask your doctor about any concerns, doubts, or lingering questions for which you may not think to book a specific appointment to discuss.
Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems
For the times when you are experiencing gynecological complications, any OBGYN should be able to address and treat you within their umbrella of professional gynecological services. There is no need to feel stress or anxiety because you are experiencing discomfort. When we say “professional gynecological services,” we believe that part of what defines professionality is the compassionate and comprehensive care that allows women to feel comfortable to come forward when they feel any sort of doubts or concern about their health. We believe that gynecologists should be able to listen to what you are experiencing, free of judgment, and take the right diagnostic steps to properly treat you.
Professional gynecological services should include treating cervical changes
While Pap smears are part of annual well women exams and often show a healthy cervix, for many women, however, the results may indicate changes in the cervical cells. Identifying, testing, and managing a change in cervical cells helps detect potential evolution into cancerous cells. That is why it’s so important to have a gynecologist you trust so that you can have supportive and attentive care.
Birth control education and options
There are many options for contraception. Your doctor should be available to have an informed discussion with you about your options. Whatever you feel you are curious about and want to pursue, your gynecologist will be able to provide the proper education to inform your ultimate decision.
So regardless of your needs, gynecologists are there to help you live your most healthy, stress and anxiety-free self you can.
To learn more about the professional gynecology services of Dr. Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology, you can go here or call us at (954) 340-1050.
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