At Gynecology & Fertility P.C. we believe our patients benefit when care is provided by women physicians who understand what they are going through. We empathize with our patient’s stresses, fears, concerns and joys. We take time to get to know them. We listen. We understand. Our goal is to give our patients the support they need to stay happy and healthy through every stage of life.
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Gynecology and Fertility PC FAQ
Q: I’m ready to start a family. Is there anything special I need to consider?
We suggest a preconception consult to review health history and current medications. Appropriate vitamins and supplements will be recommended for this exciting time in your life.
Q: I have tried to get pregnant for 6 months with no success. What should I do?
We recommend any woman under the age of 35 allow 12 months to become pregnant while any woman over 35 should call for an appointment after 6 months of attempting pregnancy. Our office will consult with you on the appropriate evaluation and treatment that may be necessary for both you and your partner. This treatment may include medications, ultrasound, blood work and artificial insemination.
Q: My teenage daughter is not having any problems, but at what point should she see a gynecologist?
There is not a set age. You might consider having her be seen at the time she graduates from high school or earlier if she does have menstrual problems or decides to become sexually active. The first pap screen for cervical cancer is now recommended at age 21.
Q: I’m pregnant and nervous! I’m wondering what testing might be available during early pregnancy to alleviate my anxiety.
We offer 1st and 2nd trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities. We can also screen for certain neural tube defects and other abnormalities with ultrasound and blood work. We usually get a good look at baby’s growth and development between 18 and 22 weeks with our in-office 3-D Ultrasound.
Q: I’m finished having children now. I want permanent birth control but don’t want to be hospitalized. Do I have any options?
We can perform a permanent sterilization procedure right in our office called ESSURE® that requires no incisions or general anesthesia.
Q: I’m having heavy, irregular periods. What are some of my treatment options besides a hysterectomy?
The Mirena® IUD and the Implanon ® are hormonal devices that will make periods lighter or possibly stop uterine bleeding for 3 to 5 years. We also perform both Novasure® and Hydrothermal ablations in our office under local anesthesia. These procedures decrease uterine bleeding by destroying the uterine lining. They are intended for women who are finished having children.
Q: I’m a terrible at remembering to take my pill but still want more children in the next few years. Are there any more reliable contraceptive options available?
The Implanon® is a small rod which contains hormones and last for up to 3 years. The Implanon® is inserted under the skin on the inside of the upper arm. The Mirena® IUD is also available and lasts 5 years. Both are quickly reversible should you desire to become pregnant sooner or can be replaced at the time of removal for longer contraceptive coverage.