Gynecology is the practice of caring for the unique health needs of women of all ages.
At McComb OB-GYN Associates excellence is our goal and our patients can expect the best possible medical care. We provide a full range of comprehensive services with easy access to subspecialty physicians in all areas of gynecology when needed.
Gynecology Care Provided In Our Office
Annual GYN Exam (preventive health care)
Osteoporosis, Diagnosis and Treatment
Hormone Replacement and Alternatives Counseling
Bone Density Scan (performed in the comfort of our office)
Teen (Adolescent) Gynecology
Abnormal and Painful Periods
Birth Control Counseling
Pills, Patch, Ring, Implant or IUD
Full Lab Services
Diagnostic, Consultative and Treatment Services Provided In Our Office for the following:
Abnormal periods and excessive bleeding
Diagnosis and Management
Abnormal pap smears
Disorders of the uterus and ovaries
Evaluation and management of pelvic pain
Infertility evaluation and treatment
Menstrual problems and related mood disorders
Pelvic floor relaxation and prolapsed
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sexually transmitted infections, diagnosis and treatment
Vulvar and vaginal infections and pain
There are many different methods of birth control available and so many factors to consider. Choosing a method of contraception is an important but difficult decision that will impact a woman’s daily life. This is where the physicians of McComb OB-GYN can help guide you to make an informed decision. Talking with your doctor about which method is right for you is essential to successful protection for you and your partner. We will provide you with information about the different types of contraceptives and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Birth control methods have many different variables including frequency, convenience, permanence and effectiveness. It is important to take into consideration your life, age, health and previous experiences. The decision is ultimately yours, but using our knowledge and experience can help you make the right choice. Call today for a consultation.
Gynecological surgeries that once required large incisions and long recovery times are now being performed as minimally invasive procedures thanks to such innovations as laparoscopy and robotic assistance. These advances are allowing surgeons to perform their procedures through tiny incisions, using a camera and small instruments. This gives surgeons a clearer and more magnified view as well as more precise control than a traditional open procedure. The technology today makes procedures shorter and safer, and reduces recovery for the patient tremendously.
HPV Testing & Prevention
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a type of virus that causes genital warts. There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV and some of them may increase the risk for cancer. While some types can cause genital warts, others will show no symptoms but can eventually lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina and anus. Contracted through sexual contact, the risk of catching HPV can be reduced by using latex condoms.
IUD Insertion and Removal
Intrauterine devices are a hassle-free method of birth control with few side effects. They can provide long-term effective protection against pregnancy. However, these devices require precision and care when leaving or entering your body to be fully effective and protect against infection. Improper insertion of an IUD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and other pelvic infections. IUDs should be inserted by a trained professional who will minimize your risk for complications. Trying to insert or remove an IUD by yourself can cause serious damage.
During proper IUD insertion, the cervix and uterus are measured and the IUD is then inserted to the proper depth by a tube. A string is left hanging in the cervical canal for maintenance and removal. During removal, the strings are located and grasped with a clamp to slowly pull the IUD out at a certain angle. Following these standard procedures, your doctor can utilize your IUD with no problems.
During menopause, you may experience a wide range of symptoms including irregular bleeding, hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, fatigue, depression and more. There are several treatment options available to help relieve these symptoms, and our doctors can help you decide which option is best for you. Talk to one of our doctors about controlling the physical symptoms to help improve your general wellbeing. There are many ways to manage this time in your life, both in physical and psychological terms. Decisions about therapies depend on your current symptoms and their severity, current health status, long-term health risks and personal life expectations.
A popular treatment for women to treat symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis is a prescription medication with estrogen and progesterone, known as hormone replacement therapy. It is important that all women using HRT be reviewed once a year by their health practitioner. Patients should maintain an active and healthy life style to help feel their best. Eating healthy can assist in managing symptoms so take time today to review your daily nutrition. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity each day to help maintain general health, control weight and help keep bones healthy.
PMS Counseling & Treatment
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common conditions that are associated with symptoms related to menstrual periods and can include bloating, cramping, fatigue, moodiness, sleep irregularity and depression. PMS is often expected by most women, but symptoms of PMDD can and should be treated professionally. There is no official diagnosis of these conditions, but if they are affecting your ability to function in your everyday life, they can be considered serious.
Chronic PMS and PMDD can be treated through a variety of solutions. Modifying behavior is often effective and includes exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, dealing with stress and not smoking. Birth control pills can often help reduce these symptoms. For PMDD, anti-depressants or counseling may be prescribed.
STD Testing & Treatment
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have no symptoms, so it is hard to know if you have been infected. Periodic testing is recommended for anyone with multiple sexual partners, even if they are having protected sex using condoms. It is important to ask your partner if they have or have ever had an STD. We offer safe and confidential STD testing and treatment.
If you are diagnosed with an STD, most can fortunately be treated effectively. Many, however, cannot be cured. Antibiotics are prescribed for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and patients usually respond well. There is no cure for genital warts, but flare-ups can be shortened with antiviral medications. HIV also has no cure but can be treated with a combination of medications.
For more information about Gynecology, contact us to schedule an appointment.