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By Capital Women's Care
July 07, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
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How regular visits from your gynecologists in Rockville, MD, can protect your health.

A gynecologist is an important part of a woman’s healthcare team. Your gynecologist is an expert at taking care of your reproductive system, so including regular visits to your gynecologist, every year can keep you healthy.

The gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, offer a wide variety of women’s healthcare services, including annual visits to protect your health.

Your gynecologist treats women of all ages, from when menstruation first starts, to postmenopausal women.

For young women who are first menstruating, regular visits are important because your gynecologist can:

  • Advice on birth control methods if you are sexually active
  • Regulate your periods if they are irregular, late, or heavy
  • Perform an examination if you have missed a period to determine if you are pregnant
  • Treat severe cramping or severe bleeding associated with your period
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer

For older women who are pre-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, your gynecologist can:

  • Treat symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, cold sweats, weight gain, and other symptoms
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer
  • Treat brittle bones or osteoporosis, one of the consequences of menopause

You should also visit your gynecologist in between regular visits if you:

  • Notice a yellow, green, or grey discharge from your vagina
  • Experience abdominal or pelvic cramping or pain that doesn’t go away
  • Notice a lump in one or both of your breasts
  • Experience breast tenderness that doesn’t go away

Your gynecologist can help you stay healthy, and it all begins with regular visits, at least once each year. To find out more about the importance of regular visits to your gynecologist and how they can protect your health, call the gynecologists of Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301. Call today.

By Capital Women's Care
February 21, 2018
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Regular Visits  

Visiting your gynecologist on a regular basis can be lifesaving. The doctors at Capital Women's Care in Rockville, MD, have some advice regular visitsto share with you.

Routine Well Woman’s Care

Annual examinations are an essential part of a woman's routine care. It includes:

  • early detection, screening, and treatment of various health issues, such as STD's
  • Pap smears
  • HPV screening
  • Mammograms
  • Bone density scans
  • Blood tests

Contraception Counseling

Understanding the variety of contraceptive methods available helps women make better decisions for their health. Your Rockville gynecologists can help you by:

  • Providing up to date information on reversible and permanent contraception.
  • Telling you about different hormonal methods like birth control pills, patches, rings and intrauterine devices.
  • Discussing tubal ligation and tubal occlusion with women who do not want any or any more children.

Evaluation of Uterine Fibroids

Women develop fibroids or myomas in the wall of their uterus. These benign tumors develop over time and a majority of women usually exhibit no symptoms.

Symptoms of fibroids include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Difficulty with intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy loss, but this is rare

The doctors can outline the best strategy to deal with fibroids. Some solutions include laparoscopic myomectomy, robotic myomectomy and hysteroscopic resection, or a hysterectomy.

For more information on gynecological care contact your doctors in Rockville, MD at Capital Women's Care - Drs. Eric Ashkin, Aliya Poshni, Leslie Masiky and, the newest member, Dr. Adam Footer.

Dr. Adam Footer is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The Montgomery County native received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and was recently awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award.

To contact our office and schedule your appointment, please call (301) 569-6301 today! Your health is of the utmost importance, so don't wait!