Get the Best Gynecology Treatment with Southcoast Health
Gynecology focuses on the health needs of both adolescent and adult women. At Southcoast Health, our gynecologists specialize in the health of the female reproductive system and are also qualified to guide you through your pregnancy, including the delivery of your unborn child. Our team of gynecologists are skilled in treating a wide variety of conditions with the female reproductive system. From urinary tract infections to irregular menstrual cycles, our gynecology team at Southcoast Health provides our patients high quality care for all different ailments such as internal cysts and growths.
Gynecology Services at Southcoast Health
Whether you are in need of an annual exam or looking for a second opinion on your health as a woman, you can depend on the expertise of our team of OB/GYNs at Southcoast Health. Southcoast Health provides exceptional gynecological services, including annual exams, mammograms, hormone replacement therapy, plus more for our patients in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our patients can fully trust Southcoast Health because they know they are getting the best care given by knowledge trustworthy physicians. To learn more about Southcoast Health and how the variety of services we offer can help you, please contact us today.
When Should You Make a Gynecology Appointment?
Women should see a gynecologist within two or three years of their first sexual encounter. If you aren’t sexually active, you should still have your first exam by your 21st birthday. Most women see a gynecologist once a year, which should be enough unless you develop any issues or conditions, such as:
- Changes in your period: All woman has a unique menstrual cycle, but it usually lasts 3-7 days. If you suddenly stop getting your period or have erratic cycles, check with a Southcoast Health gynecology to ensure everything is alright or to determine the cause, such as pregnancy or hormonal imbalances.
- Irregular bleeding: If you have bleeding during or after intercourse, check with your gynecologist. For vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, go to your doctor immediately. Vaginal bleeding may be a sign of uterine polyps, fibroid, cervical cancer, or uterine cancer. Let us put your mind at ease and begin any treatment you might need.
There’s no need to be embarrassed about making an appointment. Whatever you’re experiencing, chances are we have successfully treated other women with the same condition. Here are some other signs that you need to have a gynecology exam:
- Abnormal Bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is characterized by heavier than usual or prolonged periods, bleeding between periods or after menopause. Anemia is one common cause of unusual bleeding, but there are several possible causes.
- Painful blisters: If you have a blister on the vagina or rectal area, it could be an indication of herpes. Our doctors might take a blood test to determine the exact cause.
- Sudden intense tummy pain: In most cases, you likely just have discomfort or gas. However, if you also get lightheaded and have shoulder pain, it could be a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. See a doctor right away, so that you can receive the appropriate treatment.
- Vaginal discharge: There is normal discharge that you experience on a regular discharge and vaginitis. Vaginitis may result from your recent sexual history, the use of new soaps or new detergents and how you care for your inner ware. Your Southcoast gynecology may ask you some personal questions to discover a possible cause.
- Breast lumps: Lumps or masses can be scary when you find them during a breast self-examination. Don’t panic. Not all lumps are cancer. Work with your Southcoast Healthcare professional to schedule mammogram or biopsy to determine if further treatment is needed.
- Urinary tract infections: Most women get a UTI at least once. The main cause is the proximity of the urethra to the rectum, which allows bacteria to be transferred to the uterine area, causing an infection. The most common symptoms include blood in your urine, cloudy urine and lower back pain. Our specialists may prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.
- Vaginal pain or discomfort: See a doctor if you have chronic vaginal itching and burning.
Gynecology Services We Provide at Southcoast
Women come to the gynecologists at Southcoast Health for the following services:
- Breast procedures such as breast exams or breast cyst aspiration
- Breast cancer screening including a pap smear, mammogram, and biopsy, cervix and other reproductive organs
- Chronic disease management including thyroid disease, diabetes and depression
- Hormone treatments including hormone replacement therapy if you have menopause symptoms or following a hysterectomy
- Pelvic procedures performed at Southcoast include cervical exams, pelvic exams, removal of an ovary and pelvic organ suspension
- General health procedures including nutrition, immunization, physical exam and weight counseling
- Uterine procedures including dilation and curettage, hysterectomy, fibroid embolization and endometrial ablation
- Family planning, including hormone patches and shots, oral contraceptives, cervical caps, IUDs and tubal ligation
Gynecology Conditions Treated at Southcoast Health
You can trust your Southcoast Health OB/GYN to keep your questions and health status confidential. Our expert gynecologists attend to women’s general health as well as conditions of the female reproductive system, such as:
- Breast health and breast cancer as well as fibrocystic disease
- Yeast infections and pelvic inflammatory disease
- Preconception health, if you are interested in pregnancy planning and infertility treatment
- Sexual health, menopause, STDs and sexual dysfunction
- General counseling and care for sexual assault and other violence against women
Exceptional Obstetrics Care at Southcoast Health
Additional to our gynecology services, we also have a team of specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, who are referred to as OB/GYNs. Our obstetricians at Southcoast Health treat pregnant women with the best care and ensure a smooth and healthy delivery for mother and child. Our OB/GYNs also offer treatment for a full array of feminine health issues for women of all ages. Turn to our qualified OB/GYNs answers and treatment for pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms, incontinence, fibroid, vulvar abnormalities, abnormal uterine bleeding abnormal pap smears, as well as, pediatric and adolescent gynecological disorders.