gynecology

At Conway OB-GYN, we care for women at all ages and stages of life, from pre-adolescence, pregnancy, the onset of menopause and beyond. Our providers understand that treatments are not one-size-fits-all. That is why we take an independent approach to each woman’s health needs. Below are the services our providers specialize in

Gynecology Appointment

WELL-WOMAN VISIT

A well-woman visit, also known as an annual gynecology exam, is necessary for ensuring and maintaining good gynecological health. This visit will include a urine sample, pelvic exam, Pap smear if deemed necessary, and breast exam. If this is your first visit with us, visit our patient information center. 

BREAST HEALTH

Our providers perform a breast exam during your yearly well-woman visit, but we suggest doing self-checks more frequently. We recommend doing a self-check once a month for women 20 years and older. Check out this helpful breast self exam guide, or consult your provider if you’re unsure how to do a self-check. 

Gynecology Appointment

Pap smear test

During your well-woman visit, your provider will perform a Pap smear check. This is a routine check for pre-cancerous or cancerous cells in a woman’s cervix. This quick procedure allows your provider to take a sample of your cervix cells and send them for testing to verify they are healthy. 

 

Gynecology Appointment

premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the variety of symptoms you experience before menstruation. These symptoms can range from breast tenderness, mood swings, cramping, water retention, and much more. For some women, these symptoms can impede on daily activities. If this is the case for you, talk to your provider about how to manage your symptoms. 

 

menstruation & contraception

Each month from puberty until menopause, a woman’s body will produce hormones that regulate body function. The menstrual cycle is 28 days, beginning on the first day of a woman’s period. Each woman is different and cycles may vary due to lifestyle or health reasons. 

One way to regulate your cycle is through taking birth control. There are many types of birth control such as oral contraceptives, injections, implants, and more. Your provider will ask a number of questions about your lifestyle to help you navigate what your best options are. They will also consult you on potential side effects. 

adolescent health

Although it is common that you start seeing a gynecologist at age 21, or when a woman becomes sexually active, we recommend starting visits at 18, or sooner if experiencing health issues. One of our passions is educating young women about their gynecological health and wellness. Establishing a strong relationship with your gynecologist at a young age can equip young women with knowledge on changes they may experience with their bodies. 

STD prevention, diagnosis & treatment

Everyone who is sexually active should be screened at some point for STDs, even if they are not experiencing symptoms. Frequency of screenings will vary based on lifestyle and risk level. Some of the most common STDs are the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, Syphilis, Herpes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus,  Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B.

During a routine screening, your provider will take a blood and urine sample and send it to our laboratory for testing. If you receive a positive result for any of the STDs we screened for, your provider will prescribe any necessary medications for treatment of your symptoms. 

Incontinence Evaluation

Although it’s common, incontinence can be embarrassing and disrupt your daily routine. There are many causes for incontinence, such as female organs pressing on your bladder.

If you are noticing any leaking or lack of control of your bladder, consult with your provider. They will schedule an exam and discuss what treatment options are available to you. 

plan your visit

Whether it is your first appointment or just  another routine check up, we are here to guide you every step of the way.