Annual Exams: Yearly visits are a good time to take care of general concerns such as breast lumps or sexually transmitted infections, as well as Pap smears and other screenings. These annual exams play an important role in keeping you healthy throughout your life, and can prevent much more serious issues from coming up.
Birth Control/Family Planning: Each woman has a different response to different birth control options. Luckily, there are many safe and effective birth control options available to patients today, and WHS can help you to figure out which method is the right option for you.
Infertility: WHS uses the most dynamic and advanced treatment options to assist women with fertility issues who wish to conceive children. Respectful and compassionate care is our priority at all times.
Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain could be a symptom of infection or may arise from pain in the pelvic bone or in non-reproductive internal organs, such as the bladder or colon. In women, pelvic pain can be an indication that there may be a problem with the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or vagina. Causes of pelvic pain is determined by a physical exam that may be accompanied by blood, urine, or pregnancy tests, vaginal cultures, x-rays, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, ultrasound, or CT scan.
Pelvic pain treatment depends on the cause and intensity of the pain. Sometime the pain is treated with medications, but surgical intervention is sometimes required.
HPV Testing & Immunization: Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 40 types that infect the genital area, and these types can also infect the mouth and throat. Although almost 90% of HPV infections go away by themselves within two years, it can also cause serious health problems. These include genital warts and cervical, genital, and oropharyngeal cancers.
WHS uses HPV tests to help screen women aged 30 years and older for cervical cancer. A way of lowering your chances of HPV is to receive a vaccine, recommended for nearly all women ages 13 – 30, also available through WHS.
Menopausal Symptoms: Symptoms of menopause are generally the result of changing levels of estrogen and progesterone, which are two hormones made in the ovaries. Not all women experience symptoms prior to or following menopause. If symptoms do occur, they may include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and increased anxiety or irritability.
If your symptoms are bothersome and interfere with your daily routine, talk to WHS about how you can best manage menopause.
STD Testing & Treatment: Sexually transmitted diseases (STD), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are generally acquired by sexual contact. Sometimes STDs may be transmitted nonsexually, from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or shared needles. Learning to understand, cope with, and prevent STDs are important practices for sexually active individuals.
WHS can diagnose STDs through blood tests, urine samples, or by testing fluids from active genital sores. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications from some STDs and STIs.
Breast Cancer Screening: Breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime (save for skin cancer). Mammograms are recommended each year starting at 40, and breast exams are also recommended every year, regardless of age. Whether you’re needing a simple exam or have had mammography already recommended to you by a physician, WHS is happy to provide these services for you.