For all of your women’s health needs, visit Pflugerville OBGYN, in Pflugerville, Texas. Pflugerville OBGYN cares for women of all ages — from puberty through menopause — with compassion and dedication. To set up a visit, call the office or schedule online today.
You should see one if you experience any reproductive or sexual health issues, including PMS symptoms, painful menstruation, heavy menstruation, or painful intercourse. The provider also performs annual well-woman exams to ensure your reproductive system is healthy and screen you for signs of cervical cancer and STDs if you’re sexually active.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women can start seeing a gynecologist around the age of 13 or at the onset of puberty. The provider offers educational information for young ladies about healthy habits — including diet and exercise — and how to care for their reproductive health as they age, including using menstrual products and practicing safe sex.
In addition to annual exams, cervical cancer screenings, and STD testing, Dr. the provider manages:
The provider also offers the Gardasil® vaccine which protects against infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is an STD that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. The vaccine can be given to boys and girls as early as age eight.
During your gynecology visit, the provider begins with a consultation to discuss your reproductive health, menstrual cycles, sexual history, and any symptoms you’re experiencing. Depending on your age and sexual history, you may also get a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and STD testing during your visit.
Typically, pelvic exams and Pap smears are recommended every three to five years, depending on your age and overall health. Pap smears are performed to check for abnormal changes in the cells surrounding your cervix which may indicate cervical cancer. If you have an abnormal Pap smear, the provider recommends a follow-up Pap smear in six months.
STD testing is available any time you have sex with a new partner. To test for STDs, the provider collects a sample of your blood. It typically takes three to five days to get the results for your test, so you should avoid having unprotected sex until you know the results. If your test is positive for an STD, the provider provides appropriate treatment.
To schedule a gynecology visit, call or book online at Pflugerville OBGYN now.