Gynecology
Gynecology

Gynecology

Women’s Health Services in Wyandot County

The gynecology department at Wyandot Memorial Hospital provides both routine and specialty women’s health services. We provide services to women of all ages – from adolescence to elder years. You may schedule a check-up with a gynecologist once a year for screenings and general wellness services.

Regular screenings with a gynecologist are the best tool for detecting ovarian and uterine cancers in the early stages and preventing them from spreading. Most women between the ages of 21 to 39 need a Pap smear and pelvic exam every three years, but if you have a family history with uterine cancer then you may need one on a yearly basis. It is recommended that women over 40 receive a pelvic exam every year and pap smear every 5 years.

When to See Your Gynecologist

Many women use their gynecologist as their primary care provider, scheduling appointments with them any time they have a health concern. You should continue to see your gynecologist for regular screenings, but there are also many conditions that a gynecologist is more prepared to diagnose and treat than a standard primary care physician.

Common conditions treated by gynecologists include:

  • Abnormal periods
  • Menopause side effects
  • Incontinence
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • STDs
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Birth control issues
  • Uterine and ovarian cancers
  • Pregnancy-related tumors

If you are preparing for a visit with a gynecologist, try to avoid sexual activity, douching, or using tampons for two days before the exam. You can visit a gynecologist during a period, but it may be best to postpone your visit until the period has ended, if possible.

Your Health Matters to Us

Your health and privacy matter to us. Remember that anything you discuss with the gynecologist is kept in the strictest confidence. Some people feel embarrassed discussing concerns they have, but it is always best to speak up if something is on your mind. We offer patients a safe, discrete place to receive the care they need.