At Every Woman Wellness we provide routine gynecologic and preventive care. Well-woman care includes routine checkups to look for signs of diseases and other issues, as well as to guide help women stay healthy at every age. Well woman exams can include:
Additionally, we evaluate and treat our patients for a wide range of gynecologic conditions. We provide in-office assessment using tools such as DYSIS colposcopy and hysteroscopy to assess our patients. Some of the common issues we can take care of include:
Nexplanon is a type of birth control that uses a matchstick-size implant placed in the upper arm to prevent pregnancy. The Nexplanon device releases hormones over time, and it can be worn for up to three years before it needs to be replaced.
Abnormal bleeding, including spotting between periods, very heavy bleeding and infrequent periods, can be caused by many issues, including hormone changes during puberty and menopause, uterine fibroids or polyps, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, tumors, and hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome. The best way to determine the cause is to schedule an appointment for an evaluation so the most appropriate treatment can be administered if needed.
Uterine fibroids are fleshy growths that develop in the uterus and which can range in size from about the size of a pea to as large as a melon. Fibroids can cause abnormal bleeding, and they may interfere with pregnancy. They tend to grow during childbearing years, shrinking once menopause is reached.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to see inside the uterus for diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions.
Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix and vaginal canal that uses a special lighted magnifier to look for abnormal tissue and other issues. This procedure is usually performed after an abnormal pap smear result.
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that takes the whole health of the patient into consideration during treatment and relies on both Western and Eastern medicine to develop a customized plan of care for each patient.
Menopause causes a significant decline in the production of certain hormones, and while these hormones are primarily associated with a sexual function, they also play a role in other functions as well. As their levels decline, they can cause general symptoms that can take a toll on quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms associated with menopause include:
While many women believe they must simply suffer through these effects as a “normal” part of aging, there are treatments available that can relieve menopausal symptoms so women can lead happier, healthier lives.
When the natural levels of estrogen drop during menopause, the vaginal walls can become thin, dry and inflexible, often resulting in irritation and inflammation. These changes in the structure of the vagina are referred to as vaginal atrophy. Women who have vaginal atrophy often experience pain during intercourse as well as an increased risk for a painful infection called atrophic vaginitis. Urinary incontinence and an increased risk of urinary tract infections can also occur.
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