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Gynecology

Pregnancy Symptoms

Gynecology

Pregnancy Symptoms

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms vary between individuals, but the most commonly noticed sign is delayed menstrual period. Breast tenderness, nausea, and vomiting may also be present. Vaginal spotting at the time of period instead of a full period as experienced on the previous months is also common. Any abnormally light period in a sexually active person could be a symptom of pregnancy. If you are not practicing safer sex or if you have any worries that you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. Any pelvic pain associated with abnormal bleeding and a positive pregnancy test must be immediately evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Sometimes you might have light bleeding within 2 weeks after your missed period. You may have a positive pregnancy test with no real change in your uterus. Before the tube ruptures, you may have cramps, a constant dull pain or sharp stabbing pains in your abdomen. In order to properly diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, you need a medical exam, which will include a medical history. The practitioner will ask you questions about this and other pregnancies, infections, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. The practitioner will also perform a pelvic exam to check your uterus and your tubes. Also a serial blood tests to measure the level of pregnancy hormones in your blood.

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Annual Gynecologic and Well/Annual Exam

Having an annual health care visit is a great opportunity to take charge of your health. A well/annual visit provides an excellent opportunity to discuss methods of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. Physicians have an opportunity to contribute to your overall health and well-being by providing recommended preventive care and counseling or refer for recommended services. Routine health care visits can help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. If problems are found early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health. These assessments should include screening, evaluation and counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors.

A key component of a well/annual visit for a reproductive-aged patient is the development and discussion of a reproductive life plan to ensure that medical testing and treatments provided are aligned with the patient’s current and future plans. A discussion of a reproductive life plan may include prepregnancy counseling, infertility assessment, or the full range of contraceptive options. Routine screening for gynecological diseases or conditions are equally as important, and periodic well/annual visits are appropriate and necessary for perimenopausal and postmenopausal patients as well.

Services

  • Complete Medical, Surgical, Social and Family history
  • Comprehensive Gynecologic, Menstrual and Sexual history
  • Physical examination, including breast and/or pelvic examination
  • Reproductive and Sexual health
  • Preconception and Fertility counseling, Genetic screening
  • Birth control, Contraception and Family planning
  • Preventative practices, Immunizations, appropriate age-related screening and referrals
  • PAP smear, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical cancer screening
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Counseling for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug use counseling and services
  • Screening for interpersonal and domestic violence
  • Depression screening
  • Mental health, lifestyle, work and stress maintenance
  • Weight control and Nutrition counseling
  • Screening and diagnosis of non-gynecologic diseases
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Perimenopause, Menopause and Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Use of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Evaluation for gynecologic surgery

To ensure a safe environment for our valued patients and escorts amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York, we have put in place proactive patient and escort policies.  Our focus remains on doing what we do best, providing care for those in need and keeping our patients, escorts and our dedicated staff safe. Rest assured that we are prepared, our protocols are updated daily, and we have clinical and operational plans in place here at Parkmed NYC.