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A wide range of gynecological services available for women in Katy, TX
Posted by Dr. Taryll Jenkins
Gynecology is a branch of medicine centered around caring for women throughout their stages and transitions in life. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, we take a personalized approach to our care, offering a wide range of gynecological services for women in the Katy, TX area. Whether you are coming for a well woman exam, have questions about contraception or STD testing, or need guidance through menopause, our team is here to help. Call us today at 855-346-8610 to book an appointment.
What is gynecology?
Gynecology deals with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts. No matter your stage of life, a gynecologists will provide care from puberty through menopause and beyond. From issues like incontinence to birth control to cancer, our physicians are focused on improving the health of women in the Katy, TX area.
Your team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine will also monitor your overall health, paying attention to systemic conditions such as diabetes and their impact on your reproductive organs.
Common Services rendered by a Katy, TX Gynecologist
The following are some of the most common gynecological services we provide:
Colposcopy – diagnostic procedure to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of pre-cancerous or cancerous cells.
Endometrial ablation – Laser treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding.
Hysteroscopy – Outpatient procedure to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding.
LEEP – A procedure that uses electrical current to cut away cancerous or pre-cancerous cells from the cervix.
Tubal Sterilization – A form of permanent birth control, the procedure blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy.
One of the most important aspects of gynecological care is the annual well-woman exam. During this annual exam, the gynecologist will examine the reproductive organs, conduct a breast exam, test for STDs, discuss contraception and perform a pap smear.
What to expect during a well-woman exam:
The doctor will begin by discussing your personal health and any concerns you may have. The pelvic exam starts with examining the outside of the vagina for abnormalities before moving on to check the reproductive organs on the inside of your body. With your feet in stirrups and your legs bent, the doctor will insert a speculum to allow visual access of the vagina and cervix. While you may feel some pressure during a pelvic exam, it should not be painful.
The doctor will also do an internal exam where two fingers are placed in the vagina and the other hand is placed on the lower part of your stomach. This is done to feel the reproductive organs from the outside of the body. A breast exam is done to feel for lumps or other abnormalities.
During the pelvic exam, your doctor may perform a pap test which is a sampling of cells to check for HPV, cancer, or other abnormalities. If you are sexually active, your doctor may also take a swab of tissue or blood test to look for sexually transmitted diseases.
The importance of seeking routine gynecological care:
During your annual well-woman exams, not only is your doctor looking for any health concerns that should be addressed, but they are also there to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. If you have questions about your periods, sex, vaginal discharge, incontinence, etc., it’s a great time to bring them up.
Gynecological problems addressed by Katy, TX gynecologist:
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Urinary Tract Infections
Book your appointment for gynecological services today!
A gynecologist is highly trained and experienced to help women through all of life’s changes. We recommend that all women start seeking routine gynecological care around the age of 15 or when you start becoming sexually active, whichever comes first. We have seen many of our patients throughout their various stages of life.
Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine offers comprehensive care. In addition to gynecological services, we provide care for women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and infertility treatment. If you live in the Katy, TX area, call us today at 855-346-8610 to book an appointment.
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