What is gynecological care?
Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on women’s healthcare. This includes all women, from adolescents through post-menopause. Focusing on the female reproductive system, the types of care services offered by a gynecologist includes:
- Menstruation Problems
- Contraception/Birth Control
- Annual Exams/Pap Smears
- Adolescent Care
- Reproductive Years Issues
- Screening Tests including Breast Exams and Mammograms
- Pre-Conception Counseling
- GYN Infections
- Hormonal Management
- Sexual Dysfunction
Gynecology is an extremely important part of a woman’s health care. Every woman should see her gynecologist at least once a year for a routine gynecological exam. This type of exam can help prevent illness and can lead to early detection of serious problems like cancer. During gestation, a visit to the gynecologist can make pregnancy and childbirth easier.
The caring team at OC Women’s Care looks forward to helping each patient with their specific needs, whether it is preventative screening or a more serious issue.
What gynecological care services does OC Women’s Care offer?
OC Women’s Care offers a wide range of gynecological care services for women of all ages, including adolescence through post-menopause. Not only can we offer you regular annual exams, but we can also offer:
- Special treatment for hormonal issues like PMS
- Treatment for abnormal bleeding
- Management of ovarian cysts
- Comprehensive Patient Education
- Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
- Treatment for abnormal pap smears
- Peri-menopausal and menopausal management
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Treatment of gynecological conditions like fibroids and uterine prolapse
- Treatment of osteoporosis
- Contraception, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraception such as IUDs, both with and without hormones and Nexplanon
- Sterilization, including ESSURE
- Care of urinary problems
- HPV Prevention and Gardasil
- Minor Surgical Procedures such as Dilation and Curettage
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures such as Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Major Gynecological Procedures
When you are looking for gynecological care in Fountain Valley or throughout Orange County, call OC Women’s Care. Our team of caring professionals, led by Dr. Sedaghat, are here to help each patient stay healthy and well-informed about female health. Along with gynecological and wellness care, OC Women’s Care also offers obstetrics. Whether you are planning to get pregnant or are already carrying your baby, the team at OC Women’s Care is excited to be part of this special and life-changing time with you. We will provide you with an individualized and positive prenatal and birth experience. We are here to help ensure that you and your baby are safe and healthy.
Should I have an annual exam?
Annual gynecological exams are an important part of the foundation of wellness for women. An annual exam can lead to early disease identification and management throughout a woman’s life. Early detection is key to overcoming or managing an illness or other issue. The annual exam also gives you the opportunity to learn about your issues and how to develop health habits.
An annual exam is usually recommended for women ages 13 and older. From the time a woman begins menstruating to the time her period ends with menopause, many thing can occur, including abnormal bleeding, fertility issues, pregnancy and hormonal issues. By having an annual exam, problems can often be detected and treated before they become a concern or cause serious health issues.
What does a gynecologist visit entail?
During your annual exam, your gynecologist will talk with you and examine you to see if there are any issues. Depending on your age/stage in life, the gynecologist visit may include:
- General physical exam
- Pelvic exam for adults
- Pap test if indicated
- Breast exam
- Review of your vaccination status
It is important to understand that an annual exam is an integral part of preventive healthcare for women. The caring team at OC Women’s Health, led by Dr. Sedaghat, believes that health maintenance and preventive care is important for your overall health. Because of this, they offer comprehensive gynecological services to ensure you are healthy and well-treated. We can help you with any feminine issue you encounter, from contraception needs to delivering a baby to menopause. The team at OC Women’s Care will be there for you at all stages of your feminine health needs.
Why Choose Dr. Sedaghat?
Dr. Sedaghat is the Medical Director of OC Women’s Care and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She treats every patient as an individual, ensuring all health care needs are met. Dr. Sedaghat is both an obstetrician and gynecologist, ensuring that she can provide care for female patients no matter their age or medical condition.
Dr. Sedaghat enjoys providing care for her patients and has developed an extremely collaborative and respectful environment in her office. Following the highest set of standards, Dr. Sedaghat and her team strongly believe in developing a partnership with patients and, if needed, referring them to other healthcare professionals in order to provide the best possible care for each one.
When you are looking for a caring environment in which your feminine health can be evaluated, problems treated and health maintained, look no further than OC Women’s Health in Fountain Valley and Orange County.