Gynecology Specialist

PrimeMD

Primary Care Practice & Pain Management located in Lancaster, Lancaster, OH & Westerville, OH

Gynecology and women's health issues often require sensitivity and understanding as well as medical expertise. If you have a gynecological problem, contact your local PrimeMD office in North Columbus, Newark, Lancaster, Westerville, Kenton, Marion, Wilmington, Dublin, or New Albany, Ohio, for compassionate care. The experienced teams can help with everything from Pap smears and well-woman exams to pregnancy testing and support during menopause. To find out how PrimeMD's gynecology experts can help you, call your nearest office today or book an appointment online.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the area of medicine that diagnoses and treats problems with the female reproductive system, which includes the uterus (womb), cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina, and ovaries. It also covers closely related systems such as the urinary tract.

The other specialism in women's health is obstetrics. While both are concerned with female reproduction, obstetrics is all about pregnancy and birth. Most doctors train in the combined field, which is where the term OB/GYN comes from. Some go on to specialize in one field or the other, while many continue to cover both.

What gynecology services might I need?

One of the key gynecology services available at PrimeMD is the annual well-woman exam. This routine procedure is a chance for you to raise any health issues with your provider and undergo screening for reproductive system cancers and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

The well-woman exam includes an overall physical checkup, an internal exam, and a breast exam. If you're due for a Pap smear (cervical cancer screening test), your provider takes a sample of cells from your cervix for lab analysis. They can also test for HPV (human papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted disease that’s the primary cause of cervical cancer.

A gynecology consultation might also be necessary if you're experiencing any symptoms that are affecting your reproductive organs such as:

  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Swollen, itching, or sore genitals
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Painful or heavy periods
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Difficulties conceiving

Women going through menopause often benefit from the gynecology services at PrimeMD. Menopause can cause various distressing problems, from thinning hair and skin to hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and vaginal dryness. Your gynecology provider can help you manage these and other symptoms.

What conditions does gynecology treat?

The female reproductive system is extraordinary, but sometimes it does develop problems. Some of the gynecological conditions the PrimeMD team might treat include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
  • Yeast and bacterial infections

Your provider can also advise you on choosing the form of birth control that's right for you, and offers fast and accurate pregnancy testing.

Should you need specialized care for a gynecological condition, your provider can refer you to an OB/GYN. The PrimeMD team then supports your regular gynecology care in collaboration with your specialist.

If you want to book a well-woman exam or have any other gynecology-related queries, contact PrimeMD for expert assistance. Call their nearest office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.