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The obstetricians and gynecologists at NWOB/GYN are trained and have extensive experience with all manner of gynecologic issues. These range from advising about contraception to dealing with irregular or heavy periods to diagnosing and offering therapy advice for menopausal issues. Read on to find out about the services we offer under the umbrella of gynecology in Newton.
Gynecologic Services at Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology
Listed below are some of the gynecologic services our practice provides:
- Routine year checks and women’s health evaluation
- Contraception advice and management
- Help with irregular and/heavy periods
- Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections
- Menopause and menopause symptoms
- Breast, cervix, uterine, and ovarian cancer screening
- Sexual health issues
- Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Gynecologic Exams at Our Office
If you are interested in gynecologic services, you will first need to make an appointment for an examination. During this exam, you will discuss any concerns with one of our skilled and experienced gynecologists.
The two of you will go over your complete medical history, including any past and current conditions, past surgeries, mental health, and lifestyle factors. You will be asked about whether or not there is a history of cervical cancer, breast cancer, or any other medical issues in your family. You will also be asked about your history regarding pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation, and sexual activity.
A physical exam will be performed, and your vitals will be recorded. During a gynecologic physical exam, your breasts, abdomen, and pelvis will be examined. If you have been sexually active, a quick internal vaginal examination will take place, which will involve a pap smear. An ultrasound may also be performed.
Depending on the reason for the visit, any number of diagnostic tests can be performed or requested. Along with the pap smear and ultrasound, these can include mammograms, blood tests to check a variety of factors (such as glucose tolerance and hormone levels), and amniocentesis for pregnant women above age 35.
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The price of a gynecology appointment will depend on which type of gynecological service is required. Gynecology cost is covered by health insurance, and at NWOB/GYN, we accept insurance from numerous providers.
Gynecology Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When Should I Come In for My First Exam?
A: General exams should begin starting at age 21. If you are sexually active before age 21, exams should start as soon as you are sexually active.
Q: How Often Will I Need to Come In for Gynecologic Exams?
A: Typically, patients must come in at least once a year for their exam. Risk factors may make it necessary to come in for multiple visits during the course of a year.
Q: When Should I Start Getting Mammograms?
A: Patients should start coming in for mammograms at age 40. Patients who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer should get these diagnostic procedures earlier.
Arranging a Gynecological Exam
To learn more about the services offered under the umbrella of gynecology for Newton patients, please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions about the services we provide and how we might be able to help. . Contact Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology today to arrange an appointment for your gynecologic exam.