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If you have questions about fertility, your pregnancy, or women’s health concerns, you need to schedule an appointment with an obstetrics or gynecology specialist immediately. Your OB/GYN office can perform PAP smears to screen for cervical cancer and also perform tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Work with one of our experienced doctors in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and surrounding areas for prenatal care, gynecologic care, and routine health care visits.

Benefits of Working with an OB/GYN

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends visiting an OB/GYN at the age of 13 to 15 years, or when a girl becomes sexually active. The initial visit typically includes a consultation without an exam. Women may need to undergo an exam or PAP test when they turn 21, or when they have been sexually active for 3 years. Symptoms that may require a visit to the doctor include:

  • Severe pain in the lower abdomen
  • Bad cramps throughout menstruation
  • Irregular periods
  • Pain or swelling around the vagina
  • Itching or discharge
  • Blood in the urine
  • Signs of pregnancy
  • Symptoms of an STD
  • Perimenopause or menopause
  • Infertility

Obstetrical Care and Gynecology Services

Your OB/Gyn office may offer the following types of obstetrical care and gynecology services:

  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Pre-Conception Counseling
  • Normal and High Risk Obstetrics
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Preventative Care
  • Gynecological Consultations
  • 3D Mammography Screening
  • Biodentical Hormone Therapy
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Pap Smears
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Gardasil HPV Vaccination
  • Blood Draws
  • Urodynamic Testing

Gynecological Surgery

Some OB/GYN offices perform in-office procedures or may refer you to a physician for gynecological surgery. Today’s innovative treatment options include alternatives to the traditional hysterectomy, several minimally invasive options, and advanced care using the latest technologies. Surgical options may include:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Novasure
  • Thermachoice
  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation (HTA)
  • Laparascopy
  • DaVinci
  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Prolapse
  • Cystocele/Rectocele/Enterocele rpair
  • Urodynamics
  • TVT, TOT

Women’s health issues should not be ignored and it is in your best interest to work with an experienced OB/GYN if you are experiencing any symptoms. belleMD.com is home to some of the leading OB/GYN doctors in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and surrounding areas. Schedule your consultation today.

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