In addition to your annual exam and making sure you receive the proper preventative screenings, your gynecologist is a trusted resource of information when you have questions or concerns about your reproductive health.
At Capital Women's Care - Division 56/Charles Street OB/GYN, our focus is on the best health of our patients. This is why we also address other GYN concerns that women have such as:
Some women experience heavy, irregular or painful menstrual cycles that impact their daily life. There are many reasons for variation in the menstrual cycle and the providers at Capital Women's Care - Division 56/Charles Street OB/GYN can help evaluate, diagnose and manage these symptoms. After obtaining a thorough history and physical exam, the provider will determine the need for additional testing which will often including lab evaluation and ultrasound imaging. Depending in the specific cause of the abnormal bleeding, symptoms can be managed with lifestyle modifications, medications or may require surgery.
Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is another important factor in maintaining your overall good gynecological health. Capital Women's Care - Division 56/Charles Street OB/GYN offers our patients safe and confidential STD testing and treatment.
If you are diagnosed with an STD, your gynecologist will explain everything you need to know in order to treat your infection. Most patients respond well to antibiotics often used to help cure gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. Although there is not a cure for genital warts, antiviral medications can help to reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups. HIV testing is also available.
If you are experiencing and unusual symptoms such as pelvic pain, genital blisters, or signs of infection, contact your gynecologist right away.