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Finding a gynecologist you can trust to provide personalized and experienced healthcare services is important for maintaining your overall health and wellness. The Ridgecrest Regional Hospital gynecology team includes highly skilled providers who have extensive training in women’s health and reproductive medicine. You will likely have to visit a gynecologist several times throughout your life, which is we why we strive to build close relationships with our patients where they can feel comfortable speaking freely about their health concerns.

When Should I Start Seeing a Gynecologist?

It is recommended that women start seeing a gynecologist at the onset of puberty or when they become sexually active. You should see your gynecologist once a year so they can check your vaginal health and screen for cancer and other diseases.

The following screenings can be performed by your gynecologist:

  • General exams to assess overall vaginal and reproductive health
  • STD screenings
  • Pelvic exams for screening uterine and ovarian cancers
  • Breast exams to screen for breast cancer
  • Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer

You should receive a general and breast exams every year, but you can usually wait one to three years between pelvic exams and Pap smears. Recommended screening schedules vary depending on your age and risk factors, so be sure to discuss an appropriate routine with your gynecologist.

Gynecological Treatments & Surgeries

Our gynecologists can also treat you if you are dealing with certain medical conditions.

Conditions treated by our gynecologists include:

  • STDs
  • Abnormal periods
  • Menopause complications
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Birth control problems
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Uterine and ovarian cancers

Some of these conditions can be treated with medication and noninvasive procedures, while others will necessitate surgery. Our gynecologists are trained in a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques and can help you explore your options for treatment.

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