Women’s health focuses on the special reproductive and pelvic organ concerns of women. At the practice of Elizabeth A. Eden, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City, New York, Dr. Eden provides women the comprehensive health care they need to maintain good health. This includes well-woman exams, cancer screenings, and menopause support. To address all your women’s health needs, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Women’s health services focus on the general health of a woman’s reproductive and pelvic organs. You can benefit from:
Women’s health services also include peri- and post-menopause care. During this time, women’s hormones change dramatically and cause uncomfortable symptoms and new health risks.
Schedule annual well-woman exams as part of your preventive health care. They begin in the early teens, where the exam involves just a general physical and a discussion of sexual and menstrual health. Well-woman exams continue through menopause and into post-menopause, when you have an increased risk of problems like osteoporosis and heart disease.
After age 21, your well-woman exams include a pelvic and breast exam. Dr. Eden asks about any unusual symptoms, like irregular discharge or pelvic pain. She can also offer diagnosis and treatment recommendations for heavy periods.
When you start pelvic exams, you’ll also undergo regular Pap smears — simple screenings that check for abnormal cells on your cervix. Pap smears help Dr. Eden identify suspicious cells that could develop into cervical cancer.
Your well-woman exam is also a time to ask questions relevant to your sexual health. If you’re concerned about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or contraception, discuss these issues with Dr. Eden. She can address your questions and set future appointments to focus on specific concerns.
Dr. Eden offers health screenings that help identify possible women’s health problems. Included in these screenings are:
STD testing isn’t routine, but Dr. Eden may recommend it based on symptoms or your sexual habits.
Other lab services like blood tests or urinalysis are recommended if you have pain while urinating, painful intercourse, infertility, or irregular bleeding. These tests help Dr. Eden arrive at a diagnosis and craft a customized treatment plan.
To take advantage of the comprehensive women’s health services, contact the office of Elizabeth A. Eden, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Call or schedule an appointment online today.