Women have special health needs that are best served by gynecology experts, such as those at Dekalb Women's Specialists in Lithonia, Decatur, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. The experienced team offers years of experience in a friendly, comfortable environment, providing quality gynecology care, such as well-woman visits, STD screenings, and evaluation of symptoms involving your reproductive organs. Set up a consultation online or by phone to have your gynecology needs met.
Gynecology care focuses on the health of your pelvic and reproductive organs. Common services include, but are not limited to:
Prevention of gynecological diseases and complications is also a focus of Dekalb Women’s Specialists.
The cornerstone of routine gynecology care is the annual well-woman exam. At this visit, your overall health and wellness are evaluated with a special emphasis on your reproductive health, pelvic organs, and breasts.
The annual exam begins in your early teens, at which point you can start to build a trusting relationship with a qualified gynecology provider. This visit doesn’t usually involve a pelvic exam, but will provide time for a girl to ask questions about her cycle, unusual symptoms, and sexuality. The annual exam continues through menopause and beyond.
If you’re 21 or older, you have a pelvic exam at your annual wellness exam and also a Pap smear, an important screening test for cervical cancer. You also undergo a clinical breast exam and any other testing needed.
The annual exam is a good time to raise other questions about your gynecological health, including issues related to STDs, fertility, and unusual pain or vaginal discharge.
The Pap smear, which tests for abnormal cells in your cervix that can suggest cervical cancer, is typically performed every three years in healthy women. Adult women may also need an HPV test to check for human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease.
The team advises you as to the best schedule for Pap and HPV testing depending on your health, medical history, and symptoms.
If you have symptoms such as irregular bleeding, pain during intercourse, or abdominal bloating, your provider may order additional screening tests, such as an ultrasound, to look for fibroids or ovarian cysts.
Women who complain of vaginal pain, unusual vaginal discharge, and pelvic cramping may undergo urine tests or other screenings to check for a urinary tract infection or vaginitis.
Your breast health is part of your gynecological health. Yearly mammograms are recommended, starting at age 40. If you have a family history or personal history of breast cancer, you may need to start mammograms earlier or have them more frequently.
When you’re ready to schedule your appointment for gynecology services at Dekalb Women’s Specialists, call the nearest office or use the booking tool on this website.