Why Every Woman Should Have a Gynecologist

Your health is your greatest asset. As a woman, your health care needs are unique — and they change as you move through life. 

It’s easy to take your health for granted when you’re feeling good, but it’s important to make time for routine checkups. 

Teens and young women have different needs than women transitioning to menopause, and Farly Sejour, MD, Natalie Gould, WHNP-BC, and our team are here to make taking care of your health simpler at every age.

At Solace Women’s Care, we’re proud to offer comprehensive gynecology services for women. If you’re wondering how having a gynecologist could help you, it’s time to find out.

Preventive care protects your health

The best way to protect your health is through routine checkups and screenings. Many gynecologic conditions cause symptoms like abdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding, and up to 15% of American women suffer chronic pelvic pain.

But did you know that many health conditions don’t have obvious symptoms? Some gynecological conditions, like sexually transmitted diseases and cervical cancer, don’t have noticeable symptoms. They can only be detected and treated through routine gynecological care.

Preventive gynecological exams are designed to detect and diagnose diseases and conditions that impact your health. Getting regular care puts you in control of your health, and it’s why we recommend that every woman have annual gynecologic exams.

Your health needs change throughout life

Your reproductive health needs change during your lifetime. At your well-woman exams, Dr. Sejour and our team work to ensure your body is working as well as it can be at every age. Your exams are tailored to meet your needs based on your age and lifestyle.

Teen years

We work with adolescent and teen girls to establish healthy habits early on. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that most girls have their first external exam around age 15, with their first internal exam after they become sexually active or turn 21.

At these appointments, we focus on education and preventive care. Services can include human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, sex education, and menstrual education.

Reproductive years

Once you’re sexually active, your gynecologist offers family planning and contraceptive care. Dr. Sejour educates you about your birth control options and helps you choose a method that fits your lifestyle and your goals.

If you choose to start a family, our team at Solace Women’s Care provides everything from preconception care to top-tier obstetrics services for women. We partner with you at every stage as you navigate pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

Along with reproductive care, many other different conditions that can impact women have nothing to do with pregnancy. Common issues include infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids, to name a few.

Even if you don’t have children, maintaining a relationship with your gynecologist ensures you’re enjoying your best possible health.

Menopause

When your menstrual periods stop, menopause begins. It’s a transitional time that can bring symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and other changes that make life difficult, but your gynecologist can help you cope.

Dr. Sejour and our team offer menopause care that includes symptom management and treatments to lower your risk of developing health complications as you grow older.

When you have a gynecologist, you have a partner in health. From preventive screenings to acute care, our gynecology team at Solace Women’s Care is here for you. Call our Conroe, Texas, office at 936-441-7100 or send the team a message online to learn more.

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