Gynecological issues are problems related to the female reproductive organs, including:
Some of the most common gynecological symptoms include:
Pelvic pain can be caused by non-gynecological issues such as colon or intestinal issues, or appendicitis, but when pelvic pain is stemming from your reproductive organs, it can be caused by:
Menstrual cramps and discomfort from ovulation can also cause pelvic pain. If you’re pregnant, other possibilities include ectopic, or tubal pregnancy, or miscarriage. Since there are several causes of pelvic pain, it’s a good idea to book a consultation with Dr. Oster so she can help diagnose the issue.
An important part of gynecological health is knowing how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and getting tested. Dr. Oster makes it easy for you to be open and honest with her about your sexual history, so she can help you prevent STDs and treat them if necessary.
The most common STD is human papillomavirus (HPV); in fact, most sexually active adults will get one type of HPV in their lifetime. Most people never get symptoms, and nine out of 10 infections will go away on their own after two years. However, certain types of HPV can cause cancer, genital warts, and other diseases so that it can be severe. HPV is detected through Pap tests and HPV testing. There's also a vaccine for HPV, which Dr. Oster recommends for all young women through the age of 26.
For other STDs, the CDC recommends the following screening recommendations:
Book a consultation with Dr. Oster if you have questions about STDs, testing, or other sexual health issues.
Heidi J. Oster accepts most major insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just a few of the plans she accepts. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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