Your annual wellness visit is a good time for you and your doctor to share information and discuss your wishes for your health care. Including problems with sex or birth control, pelvic pain, or abnormal bleeding. You can also discuss testing for STIs (sexually transmitted infections), getting the vaccines you need, having your blood pressure checked, and other general medical issues. This can also be a great time to have a conversation with your doctor about whether you need a breast exam or Pap smear.
Perimenopause, Menopause and Post Menopause Management
The years leading up to menopause or the absence of menstrual periods for one year is called perimenopause.
Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s and will be officially diagnosed after you have gone at least 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopausal symptoms can be disruptive and can include hot flashes, night sweats and interrupted sleep among other symptoms which are due to decreasing levels of estrogen. Let us help you manage these symptoms! As certified BioTE® practitioners, we offer hormone pellet therapy to help women and men balance their hormones naturally. Contact us to learn more!
If you are interested in starting a family in the near future, we can help. Preconception consulting can be beneficial for a woman who is considering becoming pregnant, as well as the future baby. The best time to schedule a consultation is 3 – 6 months before you’re considering conceiving a child. It’s also best to bring your medical history with you. Call us to learn more about preconception consulting.
Sexually Transmitted Disease
AWC offers confidential STD testing for women and men. Many STDs can cause irreversible damage, including infertility, if left unchecked. Schedule your confidential test today.
Sonohysterography, also known as saline infusion sonography, is a minimally invasive ultrasound technique that provides an overall image of the inside of the uterus. This procedure can be performed at Alexandria Women’s Center to evaluate unexplained vaginal bleeding and infertility due to uterine abnormalities.
Hysteroscopy with LINA Hysteroscope
Hysteroscopy is a common and relatively quick procedure (typically between 5 and 30 minutes) that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus. The LiNA hysteroscope is a thin tube with a camera that is used to examine your uterus without incisions. This procedure is commonly performed to examine pelvic pain, infertility, biopsies, polyps, fibroids, removal of an intrauterine device (IUD), and scar tissue.