Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Don’t Let It Sneak Up on You

Your provider should meet you in the middle and show a genuine interest in your health—no judgments. We also provide minimally invasive alternatives to those patients requiring hospital based gynecologic surgery. New patient forms are available online in our Patient Resources section. I know my wife has done some things that have hurt me in a lot of ways, but I don’t think she would be as bold as to knowingly expose me to an STD. Our doctors will perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your abnormal bleeding, and will then take the necessary steps to treat it. One Medical’s primary care providers are trained to manage many women’s health issues and answer common questions about topics such as preventative care, cancer screening, sexual health, aging, and pregnancy. For general information on emergency contraceptives, click here and here.

Important Notes: Emergency contraception may prevent pregnancy for three days (72 hours) and sometimes five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. Maldonado 1era Etapa, Tel: 593-2-265-9427 / 261-3647). If this happens, you and your doctor will talk about how to share any information necessary to keep everybody safe. PID also increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg gets trapped in the tube and begins to grow there. If you’ve had a hysterectomy, your annual exam will not likely include this test since the cervix is usually removed during the procedure. In fact, in some cases, it may heighten the risk of preterm birth. 4.

Leslie Sanders, M.D., is a board-certified highly skilled obstetrics and gynecology physician. Your neighbourhood best Walk-in Clinic & Urgent care Medical Clinic near Universal in MetroWest. Your doctor may give you either metronidazole or clindamycin. It never hurts to get a second opinion, especially if you are able to do that – I think you might feel a lot better. Is that woman pregnant? Birth Control: We are happy to provide counseling for the growing variety of birth control options. Gruss received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1983.

If she is already sexually active and hasn’t seen a gynecologist, a visit is necessary. As part of Regional Women’s Health Group, there is also staff available to assist you with questions at 856-669-6025. This is also the time that issues of sexual abuse, depression or anxiety, or trouble in school may come out. For instance, as an adult woman up to age 26, if you so choose, you should have the HPV vaccination that helps, in part, fight against high-risk HPV that causes nearly 100-percent of cervical cancers, according to Women’s Health. One Medical’s primary care providers are trained to manage many women’s health issues and answer common questions about topics such as preventative care, cancer screening, sexual health, aging, and pregnancy. Dr. “Doctors ask those questions so they can figure out if it’s a good idea to test you for STDs, prescribe birth control, or identify possible pregnancy symptoms.

•  Ectopic pregnancy. Lastly, I can tell you that a lot of tests done at the gynecologists are routine – in other words, they are done on every young woman. Perhaps you’d say, “well, better safe than sorry.” And maybe you’d be correct IF your screening test caught enough early tumors to make a difference in outcomes and didn’t cause lots of women without cancer to undergo biopsy for a falsely positive test. Does anyone know which site this is? What medications are you taking? HPV is not included in any STI test. “I went to a gynecologist who diagnosed me with cervical dysplasia [abnormal changes to cells on the surface of the cervix].

Nothing you say will shock them or make them feel differently about you. At my appt, it was really weird. “My first gynecologist told me that she wouldn’t give me an IUD unless I was in a committed, monogamous relationship, which I chalk up to slut-shaming. Tell her just what you told us here. Im shocked! I visited the ladies’ clinic nearest my home, but I didn’t get examined or anything, I just wanted to get the initial paperwork out of the way, make sure the doctor spoke some English, etc. Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Personally I am ultra paranoid, and my mom has had a nasty bout of trouble with her lady parts so I prefer to get them annually. Your mother knows that you’re going to be going to this kind of a doctor before you get married and will have to go to said doctor every year or so for the rest of your life. I didn’t go in just for an yearly exam. I went through a couple years where I kept chronic yeast infections, enough so my GYN eventually put me on monthly diflucan pills.