Vaginal infections: three types of vaginal infections are the most common and treated in our office are:
Bacterial Vaginosis: also known as nonspecific vaginitis. It results from an imbalance or overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the vagina, in contrast to an infection with foreign bacteria.
Vaginal Yeast Infection: also known as vaginal candidiasis, or vulvovaginal candidiasis, is an infection involving a type of fungus, or yeast.
Vaginal discharges: can be normal secretions from the vagina during different stages of the menstrual cycle. The consistency of the discharge can vary as your cycle progresses and is considered normal for most women of childbearing age. Normal discharge is usually clear nor white and odorless, without any other symptoms.
Changes might include:
Increase in the amount of discharge
Different color or smell
Irritation, itchiness or burning around the vagina
Urinary tract infections
Menopausal Evaluation and treatment:
Menopause is defined as the time of life when estrogen production from the ovaries stops completely. For most women this occurs around age 50, but may occur earlier or later. The menopause process (Peri menopause) can take several years, beginning when ovarian hormone production declines and fluctuates.
Many women can have no associated symptoms, while others experience moderate to severe quality of life ”issues,” including:
- Hot flashes
-Depression / mood changes
-Irregular uterine bleeding
-Vaginal dryness / itching
STD Testing and Treatment
Vaginal Reconstruction: As a woman ages or sometimes after childbirth, the vagina loses its tone and firmness. Vaginal Reconstruction is a simple procedure that can tighten the opening and walls of the vagina, so you can feel like yourself again.
Increased strength and control of the vaginal muscles
Enhanced enjoyment during intimacy
Pap smear test
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing
Colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease.
Endometrial Biopsy (EMB) is most often performed to help determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can also be done to help evaluate the cause of infertility, test for uterine infections, and even monitor the response to certain medications.
Endocervical Curettage(ECC) is a procedure in which the mucous membrane of the cervical canal is scraped using a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette. The procedure is used to test for abnormal, precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer.