Women’s Health Care for Every Stage of Life
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized care for women. Our services include general gynecology and wellness exams, diagnosis and treatment of urinary and bladder problems, contraception, menopause management and other gynecological concerns.
Treatment For Urinary and Bladder Problems (Pelvic Floor Disorders)
Pelvic floor disorders occur when the “sling” or “hammock” that supports the pelvic organs becomes weak or damaged. The three main types of pelvic floor disorders are:
- Urinary incontinence, or lack of bladder control
- Fecal incontinence, or lack of bowel control
- Pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which the uterus, bladder and bowel may “drop” onto the vagina and cause a bulge through the vaginal canal
Women with pelvic floor disorders may experience:
- Urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate, painful urination or incomplete emptying of their bladder
- Constipation, straining or pain during bowel movements
- Pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum
- A heavy feeling in the pelvis or a bulge in the vagina or rectum
- Muscle spasms in the pelvis
Below is a list of some of the common pelvic floor disorders that we treat
- Bladder Control Concerns (Leaky Bladder)
Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is an uncomfortable condition that typically afflicts women after childbirth and menopause. It occurs when weakened pelvic muscles allow the bladder, uterus or rectum to “fall” or sink into the vagina.
- Cystocele, Rectocele, Entrocele
These disorders are particularly likely to occur together and include symptoms such as pelvic or vaginal fullness, pressure, and a sensation of organs falling out. We offer many surgical and non-surgical treatments options for these disorders.
- Frequent Urinary Tract Infections (Bladder Infections)
A bladder infection may cause pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, pain with urination, and blood in the urine.
- Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial Cystisis is a chronic, painful bladder condition. It’s often mistaken for a urinary tract infection (UTI), but there is no infection. Symptoms include bladder and pelvic pain or pressure and a frequent urge to urinate.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region — the area below your bellybutton and between your hips.
- Sexual Dysfunction (Painful Intercourse)
Painful intercourse, described medically as dyspareunia, is not uncommon. An estimated 20 to 50 percent of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction, including pain during sex.
WELL WOMAN HEALTH AND GENERAL GYNECOLOGY
We’re believers in preventative care and we offer a wide arrange of well woman’s health services including:
- Annual Exams
A once-a-year visit for a general health check, including a breast exam and pap smear.
- Breast & Pelvic Exams
The purpose of the breast exam is to check for any lumps or irregularities in the breast tissue. During a pelvic exam, your provider examines your vulva and your internal reproductive organs — your cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women.
- HPV Vaccination (Gardasil®)
HPV vaccine can help prevent most genital warts and most cases ofcervical cancer.
- STD Testing
Testing for venereal disease (also called STD) which is an infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
Birth control options that are the right choice now you.
- Mammogram & DEXA
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. DEXA is a technique for measuring bone mineral density.
CONTRACEPTION AND MENOPAUSE MANAGEMENT
We’ll develop a personalized management plan that’s tailored to you.
- Oral Contraceptives
Oral contraceptives (the pill) are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis to prevent pregnancy.
- IUD (Mirena® & ParaGard®)
An IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device that is wrapped in copper or contains hormones to prevent pregnancy. The IUD is inserted into your uterus by your doctor.
- Ring Contraceptives (NuvaRing®)
The birth control ring is a soft, flexible, doughnut-shaped ring about 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter. It is inserted into the vagina, where it slowly releases hormones to prevent pregnancy.
- Hormone Counselling & Replacement Therapy (including bioidentical and compounded)
HRT (also known as hormone therapy, menopausal hormone therapy, and estrogen replacement therapy) uses female hormones to treat common symptoms of menopause and aging. After your period stops, your hormone levels fall, causing uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, and sometimes conditions like osteoporosis. HRT replaces hormones your body no longer makes.
TREATMENT FOR GYNECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
We’ll find the root of your problems and treat them accordingly.
- Irregular, Painful and/or Heavy Periods
If you are having problems with your periods they may be treatments that can help.
- Abnormal Pap Smears
When your doctor says that your Pap test, or Pap smear, was abnormal, it means that the test found some cells on your cervix that do not look normal.
Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Symptoms of fibroids may include:
heavy bleeding or menstruation that lasts longer than usual, pain in the pelvis and/or lower back, increased menstrual cramping, increased urination, pain during intercourse, pressure or fullness in your lower abdomen
Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain.
- Postmenopausal Bleeding
Postmenopausal bleeding is when bleeding occurs after a woman has stopped having menstrual cycles due to menopause.
Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. In most cases it is due to a fungal infection.
- Premenstral Syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It’s estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.
- Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
A chronic urinary tract infection (UTI) is a an infection that doesn’t respond to proper treatment or continues to recur after being treated.