A woman requires gynecological care in all phases of her life from adolescence to menopause to maintain in good health.
A Greenwich gynecologist offers various specialties in addition to routine gynecological care and contraception counseling. A variety of medical and cosmetic services that Connecticut gynecologists offer will help anyone who is experiencing any gynecological issues.
The inability to conceive or maintain a pregnancy can be a confusing experience. Getting to the root of the problem may eventually result in a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. Someone should consider infertility evaluation if any of these factors apply:
- No pregnancy within one year of regular intercourse without the use of contraception
- No pregnancy within six months of regular intercourse for women 35 and older
- Irregular menstrual cycles
Infertility evaluations consist of urine, thyroid, prolactin and progesterone tests, along with tracking of the basal body temperature to determine whether ovulation is occurring. Other procedures may include ultrasounds, laparoscopy or hysteroscopy to view the reproductive organs and ascertain their health. Male partners have a semen analysis to establish the sperm count.
In many cases, minimally invasive surgery done by an experienced gynecologist in Greenwich may resolve the issue of infertility and allow the woman to achieve pregnancy.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening
Many women do not realize they have an STD, as many such diseases do not produce obvious symptoms in females. For that reason, it is wise for sexually active women to schedule regular testing. If an STD is not discovered and treated, the consequences may prove permanent and irreversible.
Besides infertility, untreated STDs can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. A woman can unknowingly spread these diseases to her partners. Someone should visit the gynecologist if they experience any of the following symptoms:
- Burning pain while urinating
- Genital itching
- Bumps or blisters in the genital area
- Vaginal discharge, often thick or bad-smelling
- Pain during sex
The most common STDs found in females include Chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS, and syphilis. A vaccine for HPV is available. However, it does not treat existing HPV infections.
Some STDs respond to antibiotic therapy, while others are incurable but manageable. Depending on the type of STD, both the woman and her partner could require treatment.
Incontinence Evaluation and Treatment
Along with gynecological services, Greenwich gynecologists also provide urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment. In women, urinary and bladder issues are often related to other conditions in the pelvic area. For example, they perform vaginal repairs in the case of fallen bladders.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause issues with urinary incontinence, and the problem also arises as women age. For many women, urinary problems become the bane of their existence. There are different types of urinary incontinence, including:
- Bladder leakage
- Overactive bladder – the sudden, overwhelming need to urinate
- Stress incontinence – leakage during an activity, such as running or exercising
Based on the diagnosis, treatment may include nutritional supplements and herbal therapies– part of our integrative health care program – medication or surgical solutions.
Consult With a Gynecologist Today
If you are experiencing gynecological issues or want to make a routine appointment, contact a Greenwich gynecologist.